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Join a Committee

Our church would not be able to run without the dedication and hard work of our committee and guild members. See where you might find the best fit and get involved today.

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VESTRY

The Vestry is the governing body of the Parish but also engaged in the spiritual life and growth of the parish as well. As such, it hires the Rector, approves the Parish budget, and makes decisions on Parish policy. It also works in conjunction with the Rector and other church ministries, committees and/or guilds.

The Vestry meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.  Minutes of Vestry meetings are found in the monthly Epistles. Once a year, following the Annual Meeting, the Vestry holds a weekend retreat.

Contact Rector George Roberts about how you can get involved with the Vestry, rector.st.james@sbcglobal.net.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Outreach Committee contributes to the Farmington community as well as greater Hartford through many programs including community through events like Church by the Pond, which provides picnic lunches for the homeless. 

Contact the office for more information, administrator@stjamesfarmington.org.

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PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE

The Pastoral Care Committee fosters connections among St. James parishioners through: visits and calls to shut-ins and the sick; meals for parishioners who temporarily need assistance; cards to celebrate special occasions as well as to provide support in times of illness or family loss; and prayer shawls blessed by clergy and delivered to those who would benefit from their comfort.

Contact the office for more information, administrator@stjamesfarmington.org.

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

The Stewardship Committee encourages and focuses the parish's response to God's abundant blessings. The Every Member Canvass is the means by which financial support is established.

Contact the office for more information, administrator@stjamesfarmington.org.

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ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild prepares the altar and church for worship services and cares for the vestments and altar vessels. Flowers may be given in thanksgiving or as a memorial for the deceased by signing the chart on the narthex wall.

ST. ANDREW'S GUILD

St. Andrew's Guild cooks delicious parish breakfasts served between the services on the first Sunday of the month when we gather in the parish hall as a family that breaks bread together.

ST. FRANCIS GUILD

The St. Francis Guild has responsibility for plantings and other landscaping of St. James Church and Memorial Garden. In the garden behind the church, they also raise produce which is distributed to the hungry at the Farmington Food Pantry.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS MINISTRY

The Building and Grounds Ministry coordinates maintenance and repairs of the buildings, facilities and grounds at both the church and the rectory.  It also oversees major capital improvement projects.

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