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Serving Opportunies

Join us as we put our faith in action....reaching out to our fellow church members, our community and beyond. 




Outreach opportunities in February 2024

We are all aware of the migrant crisis in Chicago and the surrounding area. 

NCCP (North Chicago Community Partners) has let us know that they are seeing these individuals and families in North Chicago, thus creating an increased demand for the services.

The school district has added 150 new migrant students, putting additional stress on teachers and staff.


St. James can help support the increased demand!

Each of the congregation service project days will be assembling fleece blankets  (the double thickness type that you cut fringe and tie together) for the NCCP Cares Program – no experience necessary! 


Second, we are assembling Parent/Teacher Conference Snack Kits for teachers in all schools in the district.


Join us at church for one or more pop-in opportunities to assist with service projects at church. Invite a friend to come along and enjoy refreshments and fellowship while serving.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - immediately following worship


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 10 am 


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - immediately following worship


We hope one (or more!) of these dates work with your schedule. This will be a wonderful opportunity to offer service and enjoy fellowship and light refreshments! Please contact Alane Wanda ( or 508-259-7291) or Shelly Holmstrom ( or 847-302-6988) or stop by church!

Worship Servants

Serve within St. James by volunteering to be a worship servant.

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PADS has transitioned from rotating shelter sites to hotel shelters as it provides consistent shelter and allows more consistent access to resources. The current need is for shelf-stable items in microwaveable ready bowls, baby food, small containers of milk, and bottled water.


Click on the button below to make a donation.

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Waukegan to College is need of volunteers willing to be mentors. Mentors are paired with high school students to help navigate the path to college. The mentor and student meet monthly at a mutually-convenient time and place. A background check is required.


Are you ready to make a difference in your local or neighboring community? Everyone can help move the needle on educational equity alongside North Chicago Community Partners.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mentor and tutor children in grades K-8 in the after-school program 

  • Be a role model for middle school students on Saturday mornings

  • Get involved with family events

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Join the Northern Illinois Food Bank's North Suburban Center by volunteering to pack items at the Lake Forest warehouse. Add your name to the list of the many volunteers who have already dedicated 19,687 hours sorting and packing 1,487,420 pounds of food for our neighbors and member agencies.

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COOL Volunteers are always needed to stock shelves, pick up donations, help maintain the housing units, etc. Click the button below to volunteer.

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