Mission & Outreach

St. James has been a mainstay of community outreach and social justice in the Gallatin Valley for decades
through the dedication of our parishioners and clergy, especially our deacons.  
We partner with non-profits across the valley to meet the needs of our community as we are able.

Want to get involved? Start by emailing the office or filling our our volunteer sign up form


We partner with Family Promise to provide transitional housing for families coming out of homelessness in our historic rectory, Roxy House.


We collected household furnishings and supplies for new families arriving in Missoula and Billings this spring and volunteered to assemble kits in March, 2024. We look forward to supporting this ministry again next year!


A group from St. James volunteers at the HRDC's Fork & Spoon community restaurant about once a month. The dates for the rest of 2024 are Monday, June 17th, Tuesday, July 23rd, Monday, August 12th, Monday, September 9th, Wednesday, October 16th, Tuesday November 12th, and Monday December 9th.


Our dedicated team of Eucharistic Visitors are ready to bring communion and a listening ear to anyone who is in the hospital, homebound, or struggling with a life transition. Contact Rev. Rowan or Ray Ross if you or a loved one are in need of Pastoral Care. 


St. James is a partner congregation for the free downtown Bozeman ecumenical Vacation Bible School held each June. 


Are there other causes close to your heart? Our Community and World Concerns Committee chooses non-profits in our backyard and across the world to support each year through our 4th Sunday plate offering and annual St. Nicholas Craft Fair. 

Other Ministries We Support

The United Thank Offering (UTO) was founded in 1883 by Julia Chester Emery as a way to empower women to undertake innovate missions and ministry across the church. Today, UTO is a ministry of gratitude for the whole church as well as the largest Episcopal granting organization. Still funded by "blue box" collections and ingatherings from across The Episcopal Church, UTO distributes every penny raised the prior year in grants across TEC and the Anglican Communion. The Grant focus in 2024 comes from Matthew 28 and seeks to serve the stranger: those who society has left out and left behind. Learn more about UTO here. Rev. Rowan was on the UTO board before coming to St. James and was delighted to see the deep connection we already had to this fantastic organization. 
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is the international humanitarian aid agency of The Episcopal Church. Founded in 1940, ERD focuses responding to disasters across the world as well as three main priority areas: women, children, and climate. By partnering with Anglican entities on the ground, especially in Africa, ERD is able to do community-level work to make the world a better place.