Support & Recovery


Community of Hope Lay Chaplain Training

Tuesdays, September 4 – December 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Cottey Parlor
Community of Hope training is a “School for God’s Service” reaching out to those in times of need. St. James is a regional training center for COH designed to train individuals of all denominations in the lay pastoral care ministry. Contact Jenny Smith for more information at 217-6756 or

Uplifted Living After Loss

The second Tuesday of each month, 4:00-5:30 PM Perkins Conference Room
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, a friend or a pet, please join us for Uplifting Living After Loss. This is a safe and loving atmosphere where you can experience God’s love. Susan Hiller is a certified grief counselor and will facilitate the group along with Jenny Smith. Contact Jenny for more information at 217-6756 or

Coffee and a Prayer

Last Sunday of the month, 9:00 – 9:30 PM Children’s Prayer Room behind elevator at Entrance 3
You are invited to join the group that prays together for people on the prayer list. This is an opportunity to share your gift of compassion for your church family and friends.

Caring Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry

2nd Thursday of the month, 1:00 PM, Perkins Conference Room
Come join this group if you like to knit, crochet, or fringe! Each month we gather to bless the yarn and prayer shawls, sign prayer cards and observe each other’s beautiful creations. The prayer shawls have been a great source of comfort to many people over the years. Contact Jenny Smith at 217-6756 or for more information

Moms Prayer Group

Each Sunday, 10:55 – Noon, Perkins Conference Room
Each Sunday, moms gather for a time of prayer for children, families, schools, joys, and concerns. It is also a time of mutual support. Contact Debbie Frost at 223-8319 for additional information.

Recovery Groups

St. James hosts numerous Alcohol Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous groups. These groups meet in the evenings on different days of the week. Please contact the church office at 217-6711 for more information.