There are many ways we reach out to our community in the Port St. Joe area and beyond. We believe, as Christians, we are called to be the light of Christ in the world. Please join us in these various outreach ministries.

Art & Soul

Art & Soul sessions are offered by our own St. James instructor where participants are encouraged to come and create in an atmosphere that is supportive, offering fellowship and fun.

Contact Melina Elum to learn more

Christian Community Development Fund (CCDF)

This is a community project headed by a member of St. James.  It operates solely on donations, grants and volunteer labor.  The mission statement is, “Making a positive influence in the lives of the low to very low income elderly and disabled homeowners of Gulf County by repairing their substandard homes."

Contact Diana Burkett to learn more


St. James coordinates parishioners monetary donations to ERD during Advent. Parishioners can provide much needed items to those in need in developing countries.

Contact Melina Elum to learn more

Food Pantry

The Port St. Joe Food Pantry originated right here at St. James. It moved to its current location when other churches and organizations wished to participate. St. James still provides much needed non-perishable items through our food drives. Drop your donations off in the narthex.

Contact the church office to learn more

Hospital Chaplain

Father Dwyer serves as the chaplain to Sacred Heart on the Gulf on a rotating basis. He visits patients and staff alike. His presence and prayers bring strength, calmness, and healing to patients and those who care for them. 

Contact Father Dwyer to learn more

Hour of Prayer

Port St. Joe Hour of Prayer is a gathering time for all. Prayers are led by various members of the Clergy in our town. This event started because of a request from St. James to the Ministerial Assoc.

Contact the church office to learn more


The mahjong group meets every Tuesday from 9:00 - noon. Please join us for fun and fellowship. (Don't worry, we are happy to teach new members how to play.)

Contact the church office to learn more

Ministerial Association of Port St. Joe

Father Dwyer is an active participant in our local ministerial association. This is a positive ecumenical force in our community.

Contact Father Dwyer to learn more

Police Cadet Chaplain

Father Dwyer is chaplain to this youth organization focused on raising up First Responders from the community.  Father also acts as treasurer for the grants that fund the unit.  This ministry provides a positive influence to teenage youth, giving them a spirit of community service, strengthening their basic ethic of life, and building solid and productive citizens in Port St. Joe.

Contact Father Dwyer to learn more

Quilt Guild

This group, mostly made of people not members of St. James, uses our parish hall for their weekly meetings. We are thankful to have a place where groups feel comfortable gathering as a community.

Contact the church office to learn more


Father Dwyer is the sitting and the in-coming president of our local Rotary chapter.

Contact Father Dwyer to learn more

United thank offering (uto)

UTO is a ministry coordinated by the ECW where needed grants are distributed throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Contact Jean Faliski to learn more