Since 1991, Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) has been feeding the hungry in Loudoun County. St. James’ is one of Loudoun Hunger Relief’s faith congregation partners who assist with food collection, monetary donations, and volunteer service. In 2016 St. James’ Church donated more than a ton of food (2,285 pounds, to be exact!) and $9,186.48. Congratulations! So far this year, we have donated 534 pounds of food and $832.68
Last year, 1 in 6 Loudoun County school children qualified for free or reduced price school lunches. St. James’ Backpack Buddies (BPB) supports the BPB Coalition, sponsored by Loudoun County Public Schools. BPB Coalition provides more than 900 bags of food each week to Loudoun’s children who are food-insecure. The BPB Coalition provides a “family-oriented” food package containing these SPECIFIC ITEMS: canisters of oatmeal, boxes of mac ‘n cheese, cans of soup, tuna, cans of vegetables or fruit; pasta and pasta sauce; bags of rice and pinto beans; and plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly. BPB also invites volunteers to help to unload food or pack “backpack bags” at 448 S. King Street in Leesburg. To volunteer, please contact Raymond Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara.Mendoza@lcps.org.
Started in 2009, Grace to Go (G2G) has grown exponentially, thanks to all of our volunteers! Healthy meals are prepared every Sunday afternoon at Deli South, and distributed to the hungry and food insecure in our parking lot on Mondays at 5:00 pm. To help prepare meals, go to www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4da9ac22a20-grace. Also share in the leadership of this important ministry by engaging in two hours of multitasking each week: helping to open Deli South on a Sunday afternoon; relaying instructions needed to prepare chicken, red potatoes, and carrots/broccoli; and after preparation, leading volunteers in cleaning and locking up. Leaders are needed July 16, July 30, and September 17. If you discern a call to leadership, please contact Anna Mitchum at email@example.com or Amanda Geary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compassionate Friends, a support group for members (or friends) of a family affected by the death of a child, meets in the Janney Parlor at St. James’ Church at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Bernard and Bev Elero at 540-882-9707 for more information.
St. James’ Church hosts three Alcoholics Anonymous groups which meet in the lower level of the Rittenhouse Building: Sunday 5:30 pm “Happy Hour Group” (discussion for those who have a desire to stop drinking), Monday 7:00 pm “Room for Growth Group” (for women only who want to learn more about and pursue the Twelve Steps), and Thursday 8:30 pm “The Leesburg Group” (discussion for those who have a desire to stop drinking,
Capital Caring offers Drop-in Grief Support at St. James’ Church at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the Janney Parlor. For more information contact Jamie Kent at 703-957-1787 or email@example.com.