St. James Community Ministry
From the Thrift Shop (next door) which offers a variety of items for a reasonable cost and contributes proceeds back to the community, to the very active Social Justice Ministry which feeds people from the local shelter (just down the street), all carry forth the spirit of Jonathan Daniels, “Here am I, send me.” St. James also opens its doors to many worthy civic organizations. View the calendar for the meeting times.
St. James Thrift Shop
Hours for the shop are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The shop receives donations on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. (But on on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
The St. James Thrift Shop was started by the women of St. James in 1965 to help purchase new curtains, etc. for the Common Room at the church. It has been a busy mainstay in Keene ever since. St. James Thrift Shop is located at 25 Lamson Street in the Jonathan Daniels building next to the church. It offers gently used items for sale and its wide inventory includes clothing for men, women, teens and children. There is also a substantial collection of household items, books, and craft supplies. All donations are accepted during business hours. Approximately half of the proceeds from the shop are given away to a variety of local charities. The rest is used for shop operations and to support the ministries of St. James. The shop currently supports over 50 organizations with its donations. Each year in December, the Thrift Shop holds a bake sale and has held both a Fashion Show and a Bridal Show.
The Thrift Shop Manager is Deb Rogers and the St. James Thrift Shop Board President is Ruth Snyder. If you are interested in serving on the Board, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on volunteering or donating items, contact the Thrift Shop, (603) 352-3697.
Franklin School Pathways Program
A group of committed volunteers go to Franklin School each week to offer homework help and enrichment activities to students with limited opportunities for enrichment. This program has resulted in improvements in the student's school performance and attendance, and has brought joy to students and volunteers alike. If you would like to make a difference in a child's life, contact Mary Taylor to find out more.
100 Nights Meals
During the coldest months, when the 100 Nights Shelter is open, St. James provides simple meals of soup, bread, salad and other goodies on select weekends to the shelter. We prepare the food at the St. James kitchen and bring it over to the shelter to serve. If you would like to donate ingredients, cook or serve, you are welcome to pitch in! Contact Anna Goettle.
Friends Who Cook
On the first Sunday of the month from Sept - May, the Friends Who Cook make a really great breakfast at 9am. While members of the church really enjoy this monthly feast, all are welcome to this breakfast, which is particularly popular with our neighbors on cold mornings. If you'd like to be a part of the Friends Who Cook team, contact Bob Walsh