Church Life

St. James’s is a very sociable church. Our common church life is focused around our worship on Sundays (and Thursdays when there’s no pandemic occurring). It converges on our prayer life and desire to serve others. There are opportunities to meet centred around social and fundraising events and weekly and seasonal study groups.

Dollar and District Churches Together provides the framework for  Dollar Parish Church, and St. James’s  to work together prayerfully and to share each others’ concerns.  We share some services in Holy Week; pulpit exchanges when we swap ministers for the Sunday service and pew exchanges when the congregation is invited to attend the “other” church.

We work together during Christian Aid Week each year and at Christmas time to publicise services and events.

Charitable Giving
The congregation chooses charities to support each year: one “home”(local) and one “away”.

Our charities for the coming year chosen by the congregation are: Alzheimer Scotland which provides support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, and Medecin Sans Frontieres, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare worldwide.

Social outreach 
Coffee Mornings held either in The Burnside Hall or the Parish Rooms are partly about fundraising but also very much about engaging with the wider community.  These will be advertised on our Facebook Page

Many members of St. James’s are involved with community activities within Dollar.