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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. 

Mark your calendars! 

July 19th is the 20th annual COOL golf outing fundraiser at Bonnie Brook Golf Club in Waukegan. Activities begin at 10:30 AM.  Anyone interested can sign up as a single, double or foursome. The format is a best ball scramble. Registration for golf also includes dinner afterwards at Bonnie Brook. 


Not a golfer? You can skip the golf and just go to the dinner which includes a silent auction and various raffle prizes. 


Register now or for more information, visit (see right side of page to register). Businesses and families can sponsor tee box signs, if interested in supporting this fundraising event for COOL.


Questions?  Please contact Mark Wanda (  

God’s Work, Our Hands Thursdays

July 11, Aug. 8 & Sept. 12

10:00 AM - Noon

Join for fellowship & service projects to benefit community charities



Waukegan Band Concert @ Stiner Pavilion

Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 PM


Bring a lawn chair and join friends for this free outdoor concert


Bluffinia Concert @ Village Green

Sunday, Aug. 4 @ 5:00 pm

Bring a dish to pass & gather at the Lake Bluff Green & Gazebo

anytime after 5. Concert runs 6 - 7:30PM

No RSVP required 


Outdoor Worship Sundays

July 21 & August 18

3rd Sundays @ 9:30 AM

bring a lawn chair & join worship in our backyard


weather dependent


Faith-in-Action Youth Service Camp

August 5 - 9

Morning camp for grades K - 12 @ Grace Methodist Church, Lake Bluff

Registration required - Contact for info



Faith Habitat Build in Waukegan

Aug. 17 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

To register, complete info via link on St. James website


Click to volunteer/register for Faith Habitat Build


God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday

Sept. 8 @ 10:00 AM Worship

Join this special service with activities following worship including service projects, lunch and fun for all ages

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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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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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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.

Worship Servants

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

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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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