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School building in St. Paul's Parish, Beaudin Jean Pierre. St. James assisted with the purchase
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Current collections

The Country Pantry collections continue. Drop off locations include Hunt Realty in Clinton, the Clinton Arena, State Farm Insurance on Rt. 233, or the Kirkland Town Library. Monetary donations can be sent to St. James'; make check out to St. James and include "The Country Pantry" in the memo line OR give on-line through selecting Country Pantry in the drop down menu.  If you are interested in joining the St. James bagging and delivery of food arm of the Country Pantry ministry, contact the Rector, or our outreach co-chairs (Chris and Patty Fox).

Ongoing outreach

We continue to pray for, walk with, and continue to look for ways to support our sister parishes in Haiti. As the situation in Haiti gets worse, we are examining the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services CHNV Parole Process to sponsor a family to come to the United States.  Once the family is in the country, we plan to assist them in presenting an asylum case.   The outreach committee is working on how the support and resettlement will proceed, so the family can be an integral, yet independant part of our local community.

Through the generosity of the parish member, in 2023, the St. James' outreach commmittee was able to support the following.


  • Country Pantry, Clark Mills NY - partners with local churches and the community, to support families in need with nutritious food items in Clinton, Clark Mills and Westmoreland  
  • The Center in Utica -  provides resettlement, education and community resources and services to refugees, immigrants and the residents of Utica and Mohawk Valley.
  • Rescue Mission - serves individuals overcoming homelessness, abuse, addictions, and disabilities. -
  • Hope House -  offers homeless or needy individuals in the City of Utica, New York and its environs a daytime opportunity for shelter, and a hot nutritious meals 
  • Rebuilding the Village -  in believing in the strength and wisdom of community and allies, implements education, outreach and engagement programs for children, youth and families in Cornhill, West Utica and other areas of Utica in the HUD entitlement zone.  


  • A Cup of Cold Water (Lahaina  Maui Fire disaster relief) - a community Care-Van outreach program on the Island of Maui that expanded their mission to transport medical supplies, food, clothing and other items (and medical personal) to areas "closed" by the fire. E pule kākou no o Maui nui a Kama


  • Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria  - Episcopal Relief & Development  partnering with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and International Blue Crescent to provide food, shelter, supplies and mental health support to people in Türkiye affected by the earthquakes in early 2023.
  • St. Paul's parish, Torbeck, Haiti - our sister parish in Haiti. This year we sent funds to help construct a new church building. 

Responding to the August 2023 Maui Fire

The St. James' community suppored those affected by the fire in Maui, especially in Lahaina, by donating to A Cup of Cold Water.  A Cup of Cold Water, a Care-van Ministry serving Maui, is on the front lines of the Maui fire disaster.  This on-the-ground team continues their efforts to assist those in encampments and shelters. Along with medical and practical services, they share tons of compassion and care (with beloved pets too).  Learn more here....
The group, orginally formed by four Episcopal churches on the Island of Maui (Good Shepherd, Holy Innocents, St. John's and Trinity By-the-Seaa), is food and clothing distribution service for the poor and needy in the community. They use the care-van to deliver essential food, hygiene and clothing items throughout the island. The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of the Diocese of Hawaii, writes "We are responding through A Cup of Cold Water as the vision for that ministry has expanded to care for houseless in new corners of the Island. Congregations and families on Maui are caring for first responders."

Rebuilding the Village

The Rev. Diane and Mrs. Freddie Hamilton talk about the non-profit organization, Rebuilding the Village. Its mission is to help the youth and families in areas of Utica.
The St. James outreach committee voted to donate funds to help assist in the 2023 summer program.

St. James' Episcopal church, along with other area churches, supports the County Pantry. Kid-friendly foods are especially needed; see list here... 

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with keeping food on the table, contact the Country Pantry. The only requirement to receive food is proof of residency in Clinton, Clark Mills, and Westmoreland, New York. If your child is in the Westmoreland or Clinton School District, and needs nutritional snacks, please call 315-272-5267. facebook;

St. James' sent funds to help build a roof for St. Matthais church and school in Camp-Perrin, Haiti. The roof was built in early 2019. (Left: before, right: roof going up)

St. James'  volunteers make meals for the Your Neighbors, Inc. freezers. These meals go to the frail, elderly, or handicapped who need some assistance to remain in their homes.  We also prepare occasional dinners for Hope House.

Hot lunch of Diri ak Pwa (Rice and Beans) at St. Paul's Parish School, Beaudin Jean Pierre, Haiti. St. James provides funds, prayers and other support.
Our other current and recent outreach projects

Country Pantry collections
Haiti connection, more...
Hope house dinners
Meals for Your Neighbors, Inc.
Handiwork ministry - making shawls and scarves for those in need.

As you travel, consider bringing back unopened toiletries from your hotel/motel stay for Hope House. There are collection boxes in the back of the church and in the Parish Hall lobby.

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