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Upcoming Events
OCT

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WED
AA Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
OCT

25

THU
OCT

28

SUN
Teleugu Language Class
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
NA Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
OCT

29

MON
Dundee Scottish Pipe Band
6:30 PM
Rehearsal
Outreach

Feed My Starving Chidren Outreach Event, Sept 30, 2017

Join us as we create Manna Packs at FMSC on Saturday, Sept 30 from 9 to 11 AM at 1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173.  Please sign up in the Parish House or contact the parish office at 847-426-5612 to reserve your place to serve.  Help bring children on the brink of starvation to a place of nutritional well-being.  Read more about FMSC below.


Northern Illinois Food Bank Outreach April 8, 2017 from 9 - 11 AM

UPDATE: Twelve parishoners sort, clean, label and box 1500 pounds of canned vegetables that will go to area food pantries.  Saint James works at helping our food insecure neighbors by serving others.  Thanks to all who served!

273 Dearborn Court, Geneval IL

Join us as we pack food and learn how we help our neighbors who suffer from food deficiency in 13 Counties in Northern and Western Illinois.  One in Seven of our neighbors suffers from insufficient nutrition.  Supporting and volunteering makes a difference in the lives of 600,000 people each year.

Sign up in the parish house or call the parish office 847-426-5612 to let us know you would like serve.

Northern Illinois Food Bank is able to feed more than 71,000 hungry neighbors across 13 counties because of the support of our volunteers. Last year, volunteers donated 123,000 hours of their time to help distribute 60 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 50 million meals to those who need it most. To learn more about NIFB go to their web site by clicking here.


Christmas in JULY - Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Support FISH FOOD Pantry

1 in 5 children in Dundee Twp go to bed hungry each night.  Our community will be asking for donations to provide healthy food snacks through FISH Food Pantry.  Over 400 households each month use FISH to stretch their food dollars.  Due to cutbacks in government funding, many children in our community are not receiving summer breakfasts or lunches.  Christmas in JULY will help FISH provide healthy snack choices this summer for our community.

On August 16, 2017 we presented Mary Graziano, Director of FISH, a check for $2,657 which FISH will be able to purchase $10,628 in food from Northern Illinois Food Bank.


2017 CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE for Elgin Community Crisis Center

Saint James has the opportunity to make Christmas a little more special for the women, children and teens at the Elgin Community Crisis Center.  We have provided a list of items that the Crisis Center uses to make Christmas Totes.  You can purchase all of the items for a woman, child or teen OR you can purchase one item.  You can purchase small, medium or large clothing sizes for women and any size for children or teens.  The Crisis Center 
We will collect all of the items to be donated through Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 and deliver them on Monday, Dec. 18 in preparation for Christmas
Our gifts will help a woman or family have a better Christmas who have been affected by domestic violence.  Make a difference this Christmas.  Thank you.
 

Mitten Tree and Winter Coat Donations

Donate handmade or purchase mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for women, men and children.  We also collect new or gently used winter coats for women, men and kids of all ages and donate them to Two Rivers Head Start program to help keep our neighbors warn during the cold winter months.  We collect these warm items after Thanksgiving through Christmas Day.


Partner Agencies We Support 

FISH Food Pantry

Saint James is a partner with FISH (Friend, I Shall Help) Food Pantry located in Capentersville.

FISH assists over 380 households each month through the food pantry to receive food to tide them over in the short term.  If interested in volunteering at FISH please contact the director by calling 847-428-4357.

FISH is located off Route 25 in the Meadowdale Shopping Center, 150 S. Kennedy Dr., Unit 15A, Carpentersville, IL 60110.

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday Evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Through monthly donations, we help our neighbors with Frequently Needed Items

and Non-Food Items as listed below:

FREQUENTLY NEEDED ITEMS

Canned Tuna                                      Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned fruit & vegetables              Cereals
Canned & Instant Soups                 Rice
Macaroni & Cheese                           Pork & Beans
Spaghetti Sauce & Pasta                 Instant Potatoes
Pancake Mix & Syrup                        Baby food, cereal, & formula
 
NON-FOOD ITEMS
Diapers - especially Large & XL
Soap products
Toilet Tissue
Personal Hygiene products
Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deoderant, etc.
Pet Food
 

EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

Words That Inspire. Deeds That Transform.

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." — Matthew 25:40 (NRSV, extracted from our mandate 25:37-40)
 
Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church. Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity.  We take our mandate from the words of Jesus, found in Matthew 25: 37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.
 
Saint James has supported the work of ER-D by participating by purchasing "Nets for Life" treated nets to help stop the spread of malaria in Africa, Hatian earthquake, Japan tsunami, and building clean water wells providing fresh water that is disease free.
 
For more information on Episcopal Relief and Development,
go to their website at http://www.er-d.org
 

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Saint James has become a partner with FMSC to address the issue of hunger in North America and around the world.  
 
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.  To read more about Feed My Starving Children visit their website at http://www.fmsc.org/