A Day to Give Back

Saturday, September 30
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Families and people of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to participate in a day filled with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Events take place right here in downtown Birmingham at St. James Episcopal Church. Drop in at any time during the day or stay for the entire event.

Adults and young people can choose from a variety of hands-on projects such as preparing denim shoe soles for the children of Uganda, decorating plywood for abandoned Detroit homes, or painting “Kindness Rocks” with positive messages for placement in local communities. Others may opt to knit preemie hats or assemble blankets for local emergency units. Materials will be provided for all projects.  

You can be inspired by dedicated non-profit leaders who will share their experiences with meaningful programs in local areas of need.

11:00 a.m. Micah 6—“Revitalizing a neighborhood in Pontiac”
12:00 p.m.
Pingree Farms—“Growing good food for people in Detroit”
1:00 p.m.  
The Empowerment Plan—“Creating jobs to lift people out of poverty in Detroit”
2:00 p.m.  
South Oakland Shelter—“Building communities that end homelessness”

Free beverages and Thai food will be provided by Khao San.

We are located at 355 West Maple Road at the corner of Chester Street. Guests may enter through the Maple Road, Chester Street, or Martin Street doors. Handicapped entry is through the Martin Street door. Convenient parking is available in the City of Birmingham Chester Street deck.

We hope you’ll join with family, neighbors and friends for a day of fun and sharing!


A Warm Welcome to St. James Church

Our mission is to:

Invite you to the table
Illuminate our spiritual journey
Share Christ's love with the world

We are a vibrant community seeking how best to love and serve God in our lives. 

We are a multitude of ages, backgrounds, and opinions, yet we gather to worship and explore our spiritual journey together. 

We invite you to join us around both the communion table and the fellowship table so we can share together our deepest questions and learn from one another. Whether you are looking for a church home, exploring what it means to be church, or simply visiting, we welcome you and look forward to knowing you better.

Walk with us in God's love


Worship Times

in the Church

Regular service schedule:
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
w/ Choir and Church School

Staffed Nursery (Chester St. entrance) opens at 9:15 a.m.

in the Chapel

7:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist