St. James Presbyterian Church
Stephen Ministry is a national, interdenominational organization. It is a one-on-one confidential meeting of two people, a care receiver and a trained Stephen Minister caregiver. Stephen Ministers are lay men and women from the congregation who have developed their gifts for bringing the concerns and care of Christ's community to people in need. They are trained to be loving caregivers, supporters, listeners, and encouragers. If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, consider becoming a Stephen Minister.
On the first Saturday of each month, the Lord's Kitchen volunteers provide a nutritious lunch for individuals in the San Fernando Valley who are in need. A large inventory of donated clothing is also made available for their needs. This is part of an ongoing program in conjunction with other churches who provide meals on the other Saturdays.
Rescate provides clothing and food for local West San Fernando Valley needy families and the homeless. Clothing is collected from St. James members and taken to the Rescate Center. Food is collected from St. James members and from local retail food establishments and brought to the Rescate Center.
World Vision Hunger Program is a national organization with focus on working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackeling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Visions priorities are: Clean Water, Food and Nutrition, Health, Education and Job Creation.