For nearly 100 years, St. James Episcopal Church, located in center-city Knoxville, has tended to our neighbors in many different ways. We celebrate Neighbor Day to highlight the work of our ministries and to raise money to continue delivering essential services, including: food, shelter, utility assistance, transportation, and other important resources & referrals.
Due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no large gatherings for a concert or dinner event this year, but the need to raise money to support our ministries is just as great as ever. So, our 2020 St. James Neighbor Day Celebration will feature an exciting 3-week online auction and will culminate with a 3-hour livestream event packed with edu-tainment.
Currently, St. James is inviting community residents, businesses and organizations to participate! If you would like to donate to the auction, please begin by searching your attic, basement, garage, or storage unit for new, gently used, or collectible items. Then, submit an online DONATION Form describing the item(s) you would like to donate. One of our Auction Coordinators will follow up with you to provide additional information and answer any questions you may have. Likewise, if you would like to be an event sponsor, please submit an online DONATION Form describing your interest.
- Donations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . now through Sep 15
- Bidder Registration . . . . . . . . . now through Oct 17 @ 6 pm
- Active Online Bidding . . . . . . Sep 26 through Oct 17 @ 8 pm (3 weeks)
- Livestream Event . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Oct 17 @ 5 pm – 8 pm (3 hours)
Tending to our neighbors . . .
Our Doorstep Ministry regularly provides bag lunches, utility assistance, and resource referrals to neighbors in need (four days a week). Our Helping Hands Food Pantry provides groceries, breakfast, and fellowship to neighbors in need (every other week). Our VMC Ministry provides meals to the Volunteer Ministry Center as part of their mission to end homelessness in Knoxville (twice a month). Our Room at the Inn Ministry provides a place for homeless neighbors to eat and have a safe, restful sleep (six times a year). Our Prison Ministry regularly provides mentoring to neighbors returning to society after their release. St. James also routinely provides meeting space for numerous recovery groups and other neighborhood organizations.
Click the links below to find out more about the many different ministries at St. James Episcopal Church in Knoxville, Tennessee: