The Lord’s Kitchen

As part of The Stratford Clergy Association St. James prepares and serves a hot supper to the poor and homeless in our community once a month.  If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to be part of our soup kitchen ministry please contact Jim Hodska at    



The Bridge

The Bridge ministry provides personal care items, food and clothing to the poor and homeless that congregate under the highway overpass in Bridgeport.  We visit there every month.  Donated items can be dropped off at the Parish Center.  For more information contact Jim Hodska at and  check out The Bridge video.






Habitat for Humanity

To help provide affordable housing St. James has been part of greater Habitat and participates in building projects in the local community.  If you would like to put your skills to work or simply help out please contact Jim Corcoran at


St. James Food Pantry

We are a giving community dedicated to providing basic food to those in need.  Our food pantry located in the Parish Center is stocked by the generous contributions of our faith community.  To help stock the shelves contact Jim Hodska at


Faith for the Future

A support group for the unemployed and underemployed Faith for the Future meets weekly to discuss coping with life issues during periods of unemployment.  Contact Bob Nagy at


Ministry to Prisons

Our St. James Prison Ministry ministers to both men and women at Garner Correctional facility.  This includes visiting and praying for and with those who are incarcerated.  For more information contact..........


Thanksgiving Food Drive

Many groups, individuals and other churches look to St. James for annual contributions of food donated directly by our faith community to our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  To help with collecting and distributing food items please contact Jim Hodska at


Giving Tree

The Giving Tree at Christmas time is our way of providing the poor and needy with gifts and donations to help brighten what might otherwise be a bleak time of year for many families.  We can always use help in sorting and distributing the collected items.  Contact Jim Hodska at