News from the Pews

On Saturday, April 14th, the Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance (M.A.N.N.A.) held a reception at St James Church for those individuals who volunteer at its thrift store, vision center and food pantry. Executive Director, Patricia Dornak, and M.A.N.N.A. Board President, Robert Rivera, were on hand to give personal recognition to the more than 60 volunteers who by giving of countless hours support  the mission of M.A.N.N.A, to serve those in need in our community.

The St. James youth group participated in a Service Project with the MANNA Food Pantry on April 20, 2013 with the distribution of food for needy families in the Oak Forest area.

Congratulations to St. James members, Charles Cernik, who was awarded the 2013 Volunteer of the Year by RSVP of the Texas Gulf Coast for his many years of service at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, and to Ashley Ramirez, a graduating senior, who was presented with a $500 college scholarship from the St. James Endowment Fund on Easter Sunday.

The St James Family Life Center continues with its ongoing ESL classes.

Upcoming summer events include GED, Adult Literacy, and Basic computer classes, participation in “Lemonade Day,” on May 5th, a Health Forum, and a 4-week summer program for elementary school children.  For more information, call Robert Rivera, Director, at the church office, 713.686.1577.

St. James is led by the ministry team of Rev. Raymond LeBlanc and Aura Suarez, Minister of Outreach.

For more information, call the church office a, 713.686.1577, or email.  St. James is located at 1602 West 43rd St in Houston.

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