Seasonal Missions

There are several ways that St. James is putting belief into action this Spring and Summer. Learn more about these opportunities to serve in our community and beyond.

Habitat for Humanity Build

St. James UMC is partnering with 14 other churches (UMC, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Baptist, CME, and AME) to build a new home on Saturdays, April 6 through June 8.  Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development, and partnerships (like ours). You must be at least 16 years old, but special skills are not required.  Please contact Jim Branan (404-538-4867) to register. A full construction schedule is below:

April 6  – Build exterior and interior wall frames in the Atlanta Habitat warehouse; Set floor joists and lay floor decking; Apply sheathing to wall panels; Move to property location to install exterior and interior walls; Install front porch deck, columns and beams
April 13 – Plumb walls and install deadwood; Prep and install roof trusses; Install exterior doors and security doors, windows and trim packages, exterior trim and siding; Build side porch and stairs
April 27 – Apply roof decking and felt; Install interior framing (wind bracing and attic stairs), sub-fascia and drip edge; Continue siding installation
May 4 – Begin laying roof shingles; Install porch handrails; Insulate walls and ceiling; Complete siding installation; Begin caulking and painting exterior
May 11 – Complete installation of roof shingles; Install interior doors, soffit and fascia boards; Continue exterior painting and begin interior painting
May 18 – Continue exterior and interior painting; Install baseboards, window sills and interior trim, kitchen cabinets and countertops; Continue soffit and fascia board installations
June 1 – Touch-up and finish exterior and interior painting; Finish soffit and fascia board installations; Install doorknobs and bathroom hardware
June 8 – Clean interior of house; Touch-up interior painting; Complete miscellaneous tasks; Remove construction debris from property; Install landscape materials (sod, plants, trees, etc.); Dedication Day


Save the Date: Great Day of Service

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8, when St. James will host a Great Day of Service, both on our campus and at various locations in the community, including:

  • Habitat for Humanity—Plant flowers, spruce up the house, and dedicate the home. (7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
  • Assemble snack packs for kids who otherwise would be hungry—Great for families! (9:30-11:00 a.m. | Fellowship Hall)
  • Meal preparation for Action Ministries’ Women’s Community Kitchen (9:30-11:00 a.m. | Kitchen)
  • Skate party with our friends at Sandy Springs Mission
  • Church beautification (9:00 a.m. | Sanctuary)

Call the church office or click here to sign up!