Is God Calling us to start a Feeding Ministry?

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Parish Talk Story. Sunday, October 30th, following the 9 AM St James’ Service

The St. James’ Vestry has been deliberating the logistics of a weekly food ministry, which would augment what is currently offered to the homeless, working poor, lonely and downright hungry in our community. Waimea is lucky to have the Annunciation Church Food Pantry (Tuesday mornings) and Kokua Christian Ministry at Imiola Church (Wednesday mornings) serving the needy in our town – between them they provide hot meals and food bags to almost 500 families every month. Just think about that for a minute. 500 families every month. We live amidst many people in need, and we have much to offer.

The St. James’ Savanack Pavilion is set up to seat at least 100 people, and there is a clear space in our weekday calendar between 3.30 PM (after kids have been picked up from the schools) and 5.30 PM (before AA and NA meet in the Pavilion).  Our kitchen is not a commercial kitchen, but we have spoken to the Health Department and we would be allowed to produce a cooked meal from there on a weekly basis if we apply for a temporary food permit. We are considering providing a Community Meal every Thursday early evening, from December onwards, and joining the Hawai’i Food Basket as a Partner Agency. 

Please come to an Open Forum meeting to discuss how we can best serve God’s purpose in our town, and discuss our practical options – on Sunday October 30, after the 9am service, at about 10.30 AM in the church.  

Please contact Tim Bostock for more information, especially if you cannot make the meeting but want to get involved!  Cell 382-3290 and email

Positions Open

– Parish Administrator
– Assistant to Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
We have begun the process of seeking to hire a Parish Administrator. Please spread the word to folks who you think might be a good fit. There are many facets to this position. One of the most important is personality and ability to work with others. Friend of our parish, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, priest and cartoonist, depicted the behind the scenes saints in a congregation, including a parish administrator.
We could add many more windows to his drawing, couldn’t we? God bless all of you who offer your gifts and talents for the Glory of God.
Indeed, the parish administrator is a unique ministry. Certain aspects of this position are a necessity upon hire, other aspects can be learned over time. The hope is to have someone in place by the first part of December so that Karen can help train them before she leaves in January. Karen has graciously offered to be available to help the person become comfortable with the position even after she moves to San Diego. CLICK HERE to view the job description, compensation and application details.
thrift store heartOur Thrift Store ministry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. What a blessing it is as we continue to seek to expand our outreach and mission for those in need. We are greatly blessed by both our terrific and generous volunteers and our coordinator of this ministry, Nina Disbro. Nina is limited in the amount of hours she can work. To support Nina in days off in this growing ministry, we seek to hire an assistant to the coordinator. The position is 10 hours per week at $9.25/hour. Primary work days are Wednesday and Friday, and at other times as needed. CLICK HERE for the position description. Resume and letter of interest accepted up to the end of day, October 26. Send via email to

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