St. Mary's in Jamaica

Mother Teresa said in ‘A Simple Path’:

The fruit of faith is
The fruit of love is
The fruit of service is


The 27th Jamaica Medical Mission

The 27th Jamaica Medical Mission

The 27th Medical Mission of St. James Episcopal Church to St. Mary’s Parish Church, Port Maria, Saint Mary, Jamaica took place from January 30th to February 6th this year. More than 50 people, including several members of St. James, participated. It was another successful mission trip. Thank you Daniel Dodsworth for this great video…enJOY!

Video by Daniel Dodsworth



Taste of St James 2016


Taste of St James 2016

The Jamaican Outreach Committee would like to thank all who participated in “The Taste of St. James” on September 30.  A VERY BIG THANK YOU, OUR BEST YEAR EVER!

Through all your support we raised a little over $8,400 dollars.  We thank the special people that bought tickets for the event and all the generous folks that donated items for the Silent Auction.  The auction raised approximately $2,000.

Thank You,

Sharon McCabe

Video by David Smith







The 26th Annual Jamaica Medical Mission was a success again.  Thanks to all who participated and those who contributed.  Special thanks to Stuart Mowatt for his continuing leadership in this wonderful outreach…








Was held on Friday, September 25th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a Fundraiser for supplies and medical needs for the Jamaican Medical Mission.  Social hour started at 6:00 pm Tastings were from 6:30 until 8:30 PM.




“Celebrating 26 years of Mission Work in January 2015”

 Matthew 25……”for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me”……..

Jamaican Medical Mission 2015

Thank You to Geoff Hunt for the Video!

Latest Video of the 25th Jamaican Medical Mission. Awesome group of people and super video. Join us next year, January 25 thru Feb. 1st, 2016!! Contact St. James and leave your name and number if interested, 352-787-1981. Thanks to such a wonderful mission team it was a fantastic year!!!





Friday, September 25, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
A Fundraiser for supplies and medical needs for the JAMAICAN MEDICAL MISSION
Social hour starts at 6:00 pm
Tastings are from 6:30 until 8:30
Twenty-five (people/teams/couples) prepare enough food for 100 tasters. The “chefs” decorate their table and wear outfits to match their theme. Libations will be available for a donation. A Silent Auction featuring vacation opportunities, themed baskets, paintings and a variety of gift items will be available for viewing and bidding throughout the evening. St. James’ members and guests are invited. You need not be a member to participate. Tickets for the Event will be on sale on Sundays and in the Parish Office at a cost of $25 per person. In previous years, ‘A Taste of St. James’ has been very successful raising thousands of dollars to support the ‘Jamaican Medical Mission.’




Jamaican Medical Mission 2014

Special thanks to Michelle Kelly, who created and shared this video.

 The 2014 St. James Jamaican Medical Mission to Port Maria, Jamaica was a tremendous success.  Not only does the mission attend to the physical needs of the needy, but it allows the growth of emotional and spiritual needs to take root.

 This year we had a team of 28 doctors, nurses and lay people who gave generously of their time, talent and treasure to make it possible to provide care and medication to approximately 1,371 needy people in Port Maria and the surrounding communities.

 At no cost to those who came for help, they were screened for diabetes and high blood pressure; seen by the internist, received dental care and eye care; woman received GYN care, and children were seen by neonatal nurses.

Next year’s 25th Jamaican Medical Mission will be January 26th through February 2nd, 2015.

 Matthew 25……”for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me”……..



Taste of St. James 2013

“A Taste of St. James” on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 was a huge success – the best ever! We sold over 200 tickets and estimate that there were 170 people present. We even had 10 people from All Saints Episcopal Church Lakeland  show up in an RV to see how we did things! The food was wonderful. Best of all, we raised over $7,100 for the purchase of medications for use on the Medical Mission trip to Jamaica in early February. A big thank you to everyone who participated!  PS Bishop Brewer contributed $500 from the diocese’s discretionary fund. 




Jamaica Medical Mission 2013

The Jamaica Medical Mission is an annual humanitarian mission to Port Maria, Jamaica, and surrounding communities, which has been in existence for 23 years.  In 2010, St. James became the host church for the mission.  In 2013, the mission took place from January 28 – February 4, with 41 volunteers providing care to 1,515 men, women and children.Visit Facebook to learn more. Its title is: “Become a Fan of the Jamaica Medical Mission. The site is:!/pages/Jamaican-Medical-Mission/105938752769476?ref=nf. If you would like to see a 7 minute DVD of the Mission go to this link: