OUR MINISTRIES
Worship & Prayer
Acolytes
Assist worship by carrying cross, torches, Gospel book, lighting candles and other tasks during worship. Young and not-so-young are welcome.
Altar Guild
An essential and often invisible ministry that serves the primary purpose of make preparations for worship services.
Centering Prayer
Thursdays at 9:30am
Flower Guild
Prepare flower arrangements for the altar for the worship services.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay persons licensed by the Episcopal Authority to administer the chalice at a celebration of Holy Communion.
Lectors
Individuals who are scheduled to read scriptural lessons or to offer the prayers on behalf of the gathered people at scheduled services.
Morning Prayer
Prayer Ministry
Providing prayer support and healing prayers as requested.
Prayer Ministry/Unction
Trained and appointed individuals who make themselves available to pray personally with parishioners during the distribution of Holy Communion at 8:00 and 10:00 am services.
Sunday 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
This service features the stately worship (Rite 2) of the Episcopal Church. This service is appealing to all ages and except in the summer there is a choir and hymns from the Episcopal hymnal are sung.  We celebrate the Eucharist (holy communion) each Sunday) This service lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Sunday 5pm Evening Eucharist
This brief Eucharist (40 minutes) features simple music, preaching and prayer.
Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
This service features traditional (Elizabethan) language and organ music but no hymns sung.  It is a (Rite1) Eucharist, or holy communion. As with all services all baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion. This service lasts about an hour.
Sunday Sermon Recording
It is our practice to post Sunday sermons on our website. We need someone to take responsibility for the recording and posting.
Wednesday 12:15pm Holy Eucharist
This weekday Eucharist often celebrates one of the lesser known saints. There is no music and the service lasts about 40 minutes.  
Youth & Family Ministries
Children's Chapel & Bible Surfers
Our Children’s Chapel is geared for ages 3-6 while our Bible Surfers is appropriate for grades 2 – 6. Both groups meet on Sundays at 9:50 am and then go into the church during the Peace. Our Bible Surfers participate in the service with Fr. Ernie by bringing him treasure box with a “surprise” and he does his best to relate whatever it may be to the gospel. This group loves when they “stump” Fr. Ernie! The curriculum for Children's Chapel and Bible Surfers offered by the Episcopal Church (http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/lessons/ ) will be utilized. This curriculum follows the Propers for each Sunday. The children will have a lesson that includes a version of the gospel which is age appropriate along with an activity. The main goal is to teach the children how God loves us and what we are called to do.
M&M Toddler & Parent Group
Fridays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, rooms 107, 108, the gym, & playground Mission: Bringing the community of toddlers and parents together in a safe, loving environment to promote socialization and growth for all.
New Beginnings & Happening Retreats
New Beginnings is a weekend especially designed to respond to the issues, concerns, and needs of teenagers in middle school (approx 12 – 15 year olds). It was created to help young people grow in their love of themselves, of others, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. Participants do not have to be Episcopalian but must be recommended by an Episcopal Church and have the backing of an adult (over age 21) from that church that will be attending the weekend as a sponsor. It is expected that all participants, sponsors, and team stay for the entire weekend due to the building nature of the talks and activities. The next New Beginnings is scheduled for March 24 @ 7:00 pm - March 26 @ 1:30 pm, cost is $100. Happening is a Christian experience presented by teenagers for teenagers. It is designed for youth in grades 10-12 and sponsored by the Episcopal Church. Most young people have serious questions about Jesus and the Church. Happening is designed to address these questions. During a Happening weekend, participants experience the love of Christ as shown through prayer, worship, and the ministry of peers, clergy, and lay adults. The Happeners are encouraged to make their renewed faith a apart of their everyday lives. Happening shows how Christianity can keep pace with the many changes in our lives and our world. April 28, 6:00 pm - April 30, 5:00 pm Cost:$125 Both New Beginnings and Happening are held at Camp Wingmann.
Nursery
The Nursery is provided beginning at 8:45 am for Sunday services.
St. James Youth (Jr. & Sr Youth Group)
Our mission is to follow Jesus by making a difference in our community and beyond. The Sr. SJY (grades 8-12) group meets on Sundays from 11:30 - 1:30 pm and Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The NEW Jr. Youth (grades 5-8) meets on the first Sunday of the month from 3:30-4:45pm. FUN CLUB for both Ms & HS students occurs one Friday and month and alternates between St. James and Christ Presbyterian churches. Our gatherings consist of food, fellowship, a lesson and FUN! The SJY participate as volunteers for our VBS and volunteer in the community throughout the year. Places in the community that we serve: Bridge of Hope, Family Renew, WORC, The Chiles Academy, and more! After volunteering for VBS many of our youth enjoy attending a retreat, Youth Week at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. There is also an opportunity to attend a mission trip through Youthworks.
Vacation Bible School
Our annual vacation bible school is a week of learning and fun. The theme changes from year to year, but it is always held in early June.
Music Ministries
Adult Choir
Provides musical leadership for the 10:00 am liturgy on Sundays and services on High Holy Days. Anthems are primarily classical in style and range from ancient to the contemporary. Weekly rehearsals from September – May.
Beginning Handbells
This choir provides the opportunity for non-experienced ringers to learn the art of handbell ringing.
Choristers
Choir for children in second grade and higher – rehearse weekly (September-May) and sing once or twice a month for the 10:00 am Sunday liturgy. Children receive training through the Voice of Life program of the Royal School of Church Music.
Instrumentatlists
Those who play musical instruments, either as students, amateurs, or professionals, who share their time and talent during our services or parish events.
St. James Ringers
Provides handbell music for the 10:00 am liturgy about once a month and on High Holy Days. The handbell choir provides a great opportunity for non-singers to share their musical talents. Membership is open to experienced ringers.
Education Ministries
Bible Study
Meets Tuesdays at 1pm
Daughters of the King
A spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism.
Day of Discovery
This daylong class is offered for those who are interested in becoming a member of the Episcopal Church, who want to renew their commitment to the Church, or who want simply to learn more about the Church.
Education
St. James offers a variety of educational material and one-on-one conversation regarding the importance of stewardship as a way of life.
Men's Bible Study
Meets Wednesdays at 6:30am
News on the Net
This weekly electronic newsletter serves as the primary communication and has the most up-to-date information regarding parish life. For parishioners without access to email a printed version is available in the Narthex.
Seasonal Bible Studies
Sunday Morning Studies
Sundays at 9am
Wonderful Wednesdays
Dinner and a program every Wednesday night
Help Others
Bereavement
“Walking the Mourner’s Path” – Transforming grief into joyful living by offering the outstretched hand of Christ during bereavement period. 8 week workshop.
Biscuit Brigade
A men’s group that cooks monthly brunches after the 10:00 am service and assists the Fellowship Committee with major events.
Domestic Abuse Council
The bishop has reminded us that domestic violence is something we all should be mindful of. St. James supports the DAC of Daytona Beach by in-gathering of supplies to furnish the shelter. We also offer support whenever it is requested.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Family Renew
Provides long-term housing for homeless and low-income families with children in Volusia County.
Food Ministry
Provides comfort and care in the form of meals to families or individuals.
Funeral Receptions
Provides simple refreshments following a funeral at the request of the family.
Greeters
Greet those attending services, answer questions and direct persons to nursery, Christian Formation, etc.
Halifax Urban Ministries - Bridge of Hope Kitchen
Second Friday of each month, provides volunteers to assist the feeding of the homeless.
Halifax Urban Ministries - Feed-A-Family
Responds to the hungry homeless and low-income people in our area. Feed A Family every Friday from 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, distribute bags of food to people in need.
Jesus Clinic
Provides free medical care to uninsured working families and individuals.
Keeping in Touch Ministry
Notes are sent by parishioners as an expression of support and love to those who are experiencing any one of life’s situations, whether positive or negative.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Provides the Eucharist/sacrament to shut-ins.
Mali Medical Mission
Supports the ministry of Dr. Brett McLean in Mali, West Africa
Meals on Wheels
Provides home delivered meals; services to people in need who are homebound.
New Member Connection
As newcomers are incorporated into the life of the parish, St. James will help them find connections between their giftedness and the various ministries of the Church.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
A prayer shawl is a tangible way to bring God’s love to each person. Each shawl is handmade with prayer.
Pregnancy Crisis Center
Provides free pregnancy testing, referral and information for housing, medical care, adoption, counseling, clothing and furnishing for baby and mother.
Rummage Sale
The Friends of St. James
Provides a variety of opportunities and events to support St. James.
Turie T. Small Elementary School
Providing volunteers to assist with reading skills of second graders.
Ushers
Welcome individuals and families as they gather for worship, distribute service bulletins, take up collections, and assist during the distribution of Holy Communion. Serve on teams once a month at 8:00 and 10:00 am services.
Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope
Addresses the needs of children and families with support of many programs including after school enrichment programs and medical services.
Wedding Committee
In conjunction with the appointed officiate, works with families prior to weddings. Attends the rehearsal and assists on the day of the wedding.
Youth Sleeping Bag, Blanket and Sock Drive
October. 1-31 Drop off in the office or the baptistry in the church. The youth are collecting these items to donate to Halifax Urban Ministries to help those without homes this winter.
Help Us
Building Use & Planning Committee
This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
Buildings & Grounds
Maintenance and Housekeeping
Church
Christian individuals who assist the Rector in providing for the day-to-day operations of the parish.
Church Website
Help with keeping the website updated with church events.
Finance Committee
The mission of the Finance Committee is to ensure that God’s gifts, presented by His people, are properly recorded, protected and disbursed.
Memorial Gardeners
Get together regularly to weed, trim and keep our beautiful Memorial Garden tidy and inviting. We meet at 8 AM on Friday mornings as needed.
Office Volunteers
Caring and committed members of the church who consistently provide service as receptionists for the parish office.
Vestry
The Vestry is a twelve member elected body of representatives from the parish who are charged with the oversight of the financial and capital obligations of the church.
Have Fun & Fellowship
Advent Program Dinners
Soup and salad dinners hosted by various groups within the church.
Coffee Hour & Fellowship
Every Sunday in the Parish Hall after the 10:00 am service all parishioners and visitors are welcome to come and enjoy refreshments and fellowship. Volunteers are needed each Sunday to setup and cleanup.
Fun Club
Fun Club is a once a month activity that will alternate between St. James Episcopal Church and Christ Presbyterian Church welcoming all middle school and high school students! The idea is to provide a safe environment for the young people to come together in Christ and have FUN on time per month.