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PEACE & JUSTICE TEAM

EPISCOPAL MIGRATION MINISTRIES (EMM)

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) lives the call of welcome by supporting refugees, immigrants, and the communities that embrace them as they walk together in The Episcopal Church’s movement to create loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships rooted in compassion. EMM’s desire to honor the inherent value of human connection brings communities together to love their neighbors as themselves.

EMM acts in covenant with individuals and partners to ensure the equity of all voices as they work to serve, engage, and sustain the mission.

CLICK HERE to learn how EMM welcomes refugees, educates communities, and  equips advocates.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH the EMM Video Understanding the Immigration System

Read Bishop Lee's June 21, 2019 Letter "Standing in Solidarity with Immigrants" by clicking here.

Read the 2017 Letter on Immigration from the Bishops of The Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Methodist Church by clicking here.


The Episcopal Church OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The goal of the office is to represent the policy positions of The Episcopal Church to the government and the broader community in Washington that includes Congress, the administration, US government agencies and departments. And really to be a witness of The Episcopal Church to Washington, and to make sure that the values we stand for as a church and a community and are able to be represented.

Issues The Epsicopal Church is addressing with our national government include racial reconciliation, ending poverty, creations care, migration, refugees and immigration, and human rights and peacebuilding.

CLICK HERE to go to the OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

CLICK HERE to learn how to improve your advocacy on important social issues.


PEACE & JUSTICE PARTNERS

FIRST SUNDAY OFFERINGS

First Sunday Offerings are take each month and distributed quarterly to partner agencies each quarter.  We ask parishioners to give a minimum of $1 or more to support a local ministry or agency like AID, Community Crisis Center, TLS Veterans, Delaney School, etc.


Saint James partners with various local, national and international ministries and agencies.  Here is a list of our partners:

Feed My Starving Chidren Outreach Event, Sept 14, 2019

Join us as we create Manna Packs at FMSC on Saturday, Sept 14 from 9 to 11 AM at 740 Wiley Farm Court, Schaumburg, Il. 60173  Please sign up in the Parish House or contact the parish office at 847-426-5612 to reserve your place to serve.  Help bring children on the brink of starvation to a place of nutritional well-being.  Read more about FMSC below.


Northern Illinois Food Bank Outreach Nov 9, 2019 from 9 - 12 PM

273 Dearborn Court, Geneval IL

Join us as we pack food and learn how we help our neighbors who suffer from food deficiency in 13 Counties in Northern and Western Illinois.  One in Seven of our neighbors suffers from insufficient nutrition.  Supporting and volunteering makes a difference in the lives of 600,000 people each year.

Sign up in the parish house or call the parish office 847-426-5612 to let us know you would like serve.

Northern Illinois Food Bank is able to feed more than 71,000 hungry neighbors across 13 counties because of the support of our volunteers. Last year, volunteers donated 123,000 hours of their time to help distribute 60 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 50 million meals to those who need it most. To learn more about NIFB go to their web site by clicking here.


Christmas in JULY 2019. We collected $2302 which FISH Food Pantry can multiply to $11,510!

1 in 5 children in Dundee Twp go to bed hungry each night.  Our community will be asking for donations to provide healthy food snacks through FISH Food Pantry.  Over 400 households each month use FISH to stretch their food dollars.  Due to cutbacks in government funding, many children in our community are not receiving summer breakfasts or lunches.  Christmas in JULY will help FISH provide healthy snack choices this summer for our community.

FISH assists over 380 households each month through the food pantry to receive food to tide them over in the short term.  If interested in volunteering at FISH please contact the director by calling 847-428-4357.

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Wednesday Evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM

FISH is located off Route 25 in the Meadowdale Shopping Center


Saint James Mitten Tree and Winter Coat Donations

Donate handmade or purchase mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for women, men and children.  We also collect new or gently used winter coats for women, men and kids of all ages and donate them to Two Rivers Head Start program to help keep our neighbors warn during the cold winter months.  We collect these warm items after Thanksgiving through Christmas Day.


EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." — Matthew 25:40 (NRSV, extracted from our mandate 25:37-40)
 
Episcopal Relief & Development is an international and national relief and development agency responding compassionately to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church. Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity.  We take our mandate from the words of Jesus, found in Matthew 25;37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.
 
Saint James has supported the work of ER-D by donating to help stop the spread of malaria in Africa, responding to Hatian earthquakes, Philippine tsunami, flooding in the United States, and building clean water wells providing fresh water that are disease free.
 
For more information on Episcopal Relief and Development, go to their website at http://www.er-d.org