Sunday School

  • “Shape Hearts with God’s Word”
  • September to June
  • 9:45 am to 10:30 am
  • Pre-K through 12th Grades
  • Well-equipped Classrooms in the Undercroft
  • Special Activities and Events throughout the year
  • Educated, experienced, and dedicated Teachers
  • Superintendent: Laura Schembri

 Bradley Food Pantry

  • “To serve our neighbors in need, once a month, with emergency food, for three days, with kindness, respect, and dignity for all clients”
  • Monday through Friday (10:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • Housed in Bea Shafer Outreach Center (Located behind St. James Office)
  • In continuous operation since October 7th 1982
  • Sponsored by:
    • St. James Episcopal Church (Bradley Beach)
    • United Methodist Church (Bradley Beach)
    • Ascension Roman Catholic Church (Bradley Beach)
    • West Grove Methodist Church (Neptune Township)
  • Serving (monthly) approximately 1000 adults and 800 children, representing 600 families
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets (turkeys and trimmings) for families
  • Christmas Toys for children of clients
  • Supported by 90 volunteers from the four sponsoring churches
  • Director:  Linda Curtiss

Youth Group

  • Originally the “Young Peoples Group” organized on January 18th 1948
  • In 1970s, known as Senior High Youth Group
  • Groupd had gone dormant in the 1980s
  • Reconstituted in 2003
  • Responsible for design, construction, and emplacement of St. James Centennial Time Capsule (2011)
  • Current Advisors:  Lisa Scott and Nancy Smith

Bea Shafer Outreach Center

  • “Dedicated to supporting outreach and feeding the hungry”
  • Located behind St. James Office
  • Opened in 1998
  • Home of the Bradley Food Pantry
  • Provides discrete and private meeting facilities for local Self-Help organizations:
      • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
      • Al-Anon Family Groups
      • Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Boxes from Home

  • “For U.S. Military Members serving in hostile areas”
  • Homemade cookies, treats, books, DVDs, toiletries, flip-flops, etc.
  • Most Boxes destined for Forward Operating Bases and Field Medical Treatment Facilities located in the Area of Operations
  • “Goodies from home” and postage donated by parishioners of St. James Church
  • Program initiated in Spring of 2007
  • Feedback: “You wouldn’t believe how a simple act of kindness is appreciated by those in harm’s way”
  • Points-of-Contact:  Jean Ridner and MaryAnn Brugger

H.E.L.P. Ministry

  •  “To provide aid and comfort to members of St. James family who are in need”
  • Services provided by the St. James “Angels” include:Christmas Plants for those in need:
      • Transportation
      • Visitation
      • Shopping
      • Meals
      • Sunshine
  • Call if you wish to volunteer your time, call if you need H.E.L.P.”
  • Point-of-Contact:  MaryAnn Brugger