St. James in Mission

Missions, outreach, and sharing is the work of each local church. As a partner of the Holy Spirit, we are called to go out and be the church. Here are some ways you can be the church with your hands and feet, voice, gifts and time!

Help to Others (H2O) mission project is a church-wide mission event held the first Saturday of each month. Different family-friendly projects are provided throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for multi-generational participation and for those new to the mission field to get their feet wet.
Canvas Community
This community is a missional United Methodist Church located in downtown Little Rock specializing in ministry to the unchurched. It is a relief, outreach and empowerment ministry. Servant leadership is needed on Wednesday nights when they offer dinner and a movie.
Stone Soup
Stone Soup is an United Methodist project that feeds the hungry each Sunday at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in downtown Little Rock. St. James is its food source every week and St. James Sunday School classes and other small groups also cook and serve the meal on the fourth Sunday in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Under the Bridge Downtown Little Rock, St. Andrew UMC, & Canvas Community UMC
This ecumenical effort feeds the homeless & hungry in Little Rock. St. James participates on the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Volunteers prepare a meal and sack lunches, then distribute the food at these two locations providing a meal and fellowship. Clothes and other items are passed out seasonally.
Care Bags
St. James Care Bags are a non-cash way to extend Christ’s love to the needy. These bags, filled with water & healthy snacks are prepared by volunteers. Members are encouraged to pick them up in the Faith Works Center (outside the Sanctuary) and keep them in their car to give to needy individuals they encounter.
Family Promise of Pulaski County
This local agency coordinates housing, meals, job training and child care for homeless families striving toward a stable home life. St. James hosts families for one week each quarter. Members provide morning and evening meals, fellowship and overnight housing at the church.
Our House
This is a shelter and training program for homeless families. St. James Sunday School classes and other small groups also cook and serve an evening meal on the second Monday of each month and our Share Fund provides ongoing financial support.
Sack Hunger
St. James provides a food pantry for those who come to the church needing assistance to feed their families. Members are encouraged to pick up one of the “Sack Hunger” bags and fill them with non-perishable food items
Foster Care of Pulaski Country
St. James’ families participate in our “Angel Tree” to graciously provide children in foster care with Christmas gifts. Members also participate in back-to-school drives and other giving programs.
Methodist Behavioral Hospital & Family Health
This residential facility is committed to providing extended care to children ages 5-17 with long-standing emotional and/or behavioral problems. St. James contributes toward school supplies and provides gifts at Christmas.
Meals to Moms
Looking for a place to help minister to families with new babies? Meals To Mom provides a meal to new parents shortly after the birth of a new baby. Teams work together to provide a meal up to four times a year. For information contact Sarah Owens, Director of Nursery Ministries, at 217-6748 or


For more information about any of the Missions & Outreach programs, please contact Brenda Weeks at 217-6722 or