Cancer with Compassion is an outreach born out of Rev. Cathie Young’s own personal cancer storm. Founded in January 2014, the ministry reaches many in our congregation and our community who suffer with cancer as well as those who love someone with cancer. Cancer with Compassion brings the love of Christ to cancer sufferers by hosting a cancer support group twice monthly, providing one-on-one ministry, and hosting outreach events which inform on cancer topics and encourage those in treatment.
The Full Circle of Life Ministry supports and defends life from conception to natural death both in the church and in the community. We are actively involved in post-abortion ministry to both men and women, extending the grace and forgiveness which comes from God to all who come to Him. As well, we instruct on the value of life even in times of sickness or elder age.
Loving Ties is an intercessory prayer and outreach ministry that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a handmade tied quilt. Their mission is to provide a covering of prayer to bring comfort and be a reminder that each recipient is loved by God and his people.
The Persecuted Church Prayer Group is committed to praying for our brothers and sisters around the world who are persecuted for the sake of Jesus Christ. They raise awareness of the plight of the persecuted by praying weekly in our services and hosting a monthly prayer time between services to pray for the persecuted church. Twice a year, the Persecuted Church Prayer Group works with other churches to host larger events — an International Fellowship Banquet for the Persecuted Church in the spring and the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) in the fall.
St. James joins with many other Costa Mesa churches in service to our community through the ministry of Trellis, an organization which actively works with leaders in our city to intentionally mobilize the church to serve the community. Trellis engages St. James in some of the greater challenges in Costa Mesa, specifically homelessness, education and the schools, and cultural integration.
Women of the Wells devotes its energy to providing clean, uncontaminated water to impoverished people throughout the world and as such, Women of the Wells is a cause with a cure. Through the contributions raised privately and through community events, Women of the Wells build bore wells around the world. The St. James chapter of Women of the Wells has a yearly “Walk 4 Water” that has provided tens of thousands of impoverished people clean water around the world.