There are lots of ways to get involved at St. James.
Find options to love God and our neighbors below.
Use the connect button at the bottom of this page to let us in the office relay your interest to the group's facilitator.
Be part of our Care Team. We help each other by providing intercessory prayer, meals, rides to appointments, or friendly phone calls. If you are heading into or out of the hospital, just let the office know and we can help connect you.
Our Mini Pantry is a blessing both to the giver and receiver. Drop off shelf-stable items when you see the pantry is bare or take home something when needed. Monetary donations are also accepted.
Join us after the 10:30 AM service for fellowship. We sit around with coffee and a little treat while connecting with each other.
Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM a small group meets to practice and support each other in the practice of Centering Prayer. We sit in quiet prayer for 20 minutes each week and then discuss readings related to Christian contemplation.
Sunday Morning Breakfast between services is a fond tradition at St. James. We look forward to its return once the pandemic passes. We would love to know if you would like to help shop, set up, cook, or clean up.
For many years many people have helped to maintain the gardens at St. James. If you have a love of mulch, weeding, feeding, and planting, the Garden Guild may be your niche. We strive to create a space that visitors can be with God any day or time.
Help the Altar Guild by preparing the table for Holy Eucharist long before the service. If your love is found in caring for linen, polishing silver, and striving for beauty in worship, this may be your place to serve God and the church. No prior experience necessary to start.
For over 50 years the Silver Tea has funded community nonprofits. This is now a church-wide ministry. Lots of skills can contribute to making this a successful fundraiser. Help bake, decorate, polish, or simply offer to carry a box. All can help.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry helps to wrap the love of God and our community around those going through difficult times. Those who knit or crochet can create prayer shawls that are then blessed and shared with those in our prayers.
Lay Readers help to share scripture during our services. It is a great way to participate in our community. Perfection is not as important as a desire to help. Volunteers are assigned monthly to a roster that can be changed as needed.
Coffee and Conversation is hosted by volunteers after the Sunday 10:30 service. Just a desire to host one Sunday a month is all that is needed. Usually, a sweet and savory treat is provided by the host as well as set up and clean up. Give it a try!
Ushers help to meet and greet those who are attending each service. A nice "How do" and the willingness to help seat guests is the bedrock of this ministry. On occasion, Ushers help give hints where new visitors can find parking.
As an Acolyte, you can help the minister during service to celebrate the Eucharist. Help light candles, carry the cross, and prepare the table for the feast of feasts. This is a great way to serve God and your neighbors. All ages welcome.
We host Sunday Suppers during the winter months. Volunteers help organize, set up, serve, and clean up after a feast prepared for the Eureka Springs community. This feeds the heart as much as the stomach!
On the first Tuesdays of each month join us at 5:00 PM for Taize evening prayer. A lite dinner follows at 5:30 PM.