Our mission is to love and to serve. We do this by valuing all the members of our congregation and community as Christ taught us to do:
By actively celebrating our faith throughout the year as a demonstration of our gratitude for the blessings God has conferred on us;
By practicing Christian spirituality through prayer, Bible study, outreach and love for all;
By creating and maintaining an atmosphere that welcomes everyone to our worship program of liturgy and music, to our garden for rest and reflection, and to our Parish Hall for fellowship.
"No Hate Here!"
Our Outreach Activities
Five area churches cooperate to serve needs in the Belhaven community.
St. James Episcopal Church of Belhaven is proud to participate with four other area churches in Team Coalition, a faith-based community group that helps to serve those in need in our community. St James has recently helped to pay for gas or electric bills, rent and paid for medical needs.
Thomas Wahab was a longtime resident of Belhaven who served 30 years as a pilot in the US Army Air Corps/US Air Force, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Thomas was passionate about rural healthcare, actively participating in efforts to keep the hospital in Belhaven from closing and being demolished. St. James established and administers the Thomas W. Wahab Memorial Healthcare Fund to help those in need of dental and health procedures with no means to pay for it.
Vacation Bible School
A summertime favorite! Friends, crafts, a stage production performed on Sunday that teaches a Bible lesson and yummy snacks. What's not to love!!
Meals on Wheels
St. James delivers weekly meals for Meals-on-Wheels.
For Meals-on-Wheels clients, St. James also prepares special meals for the holidays including two Thanksgiving meals, two Christmas meals and one for New Years.
Martha’s Project is a nonprofit in the Belhaven community dedicated to meeting the needs of locals — physically and spiritually. Volunteers distribute food boxes to 150-200 families every month, along with other charitable acts, mostly funded through sales at Martha’s Thrift Store.
Coats for Kids
Each year St. James participates along with the Belhaven-Pantago Rotary, Costal Rivers and other local REALTOR®S and their clients and the local community to provide new coats for children in need.
Blessing of the Cookies
At this annual event held during Advent, St. James celebrates our Blessing of the Cookies. It is a joyous occasion with music and cookie decorating followed by a pizza dinner and cookies. Everything is provided. The Blessing of the Cookies is enjoyed by children of all ages!