A Church Without Walls.

St. James Fellowship brings worship, fellowship, supportive services and the support of the church to elderly and disabled persons in their care settings.

Our Mission

The St. James Fellowship serves elderly and disabled persons in Pittsburgh’s east suburbs. Most of the individuals we serve reside in long-term care facilities, but a few remain in their homes. Some experience Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, others physical or mental illnesses or injuries, still others, loneliness or depression. Regardless of their infirmities, they are all in need of the love and friendship of Christ.

We minister to these individuals and their caregivers by bringing the worship, fellowship, supportive services and material support of the church to them in their care settings. We are, in essence, a church without walls. Traditional services, Bible studies, fellowship, counseling and friendship are all part of the ministry.

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Rev. John and Jackie - a lovely woman who appreciates our miinistry. (2)

Our Services

Worship services, hymn singing and Holy Communion are provided regularly by Reverend Patterson and ministry associates at all facilities where the SJF has a presence. Additionally, Bible studies, fellowship, counseling and friendship are all part of the ministry.

rev john

Our Story

The St. James Fellowship elderly and disabled person and their caregivers by bringing the worship, fellowship, supportive services and material support of the church to them in their care settings. We are, in essence, a church without walls. 

Board of Directors, left to right: Dan, Paul, and John

Our Leadership

It is both a responsibility and a privilege to proclaim the Good News, serve Holy Communion, counsel the weary, and offer help for the troubles of life that our aged and disabled friends bear. We are guided by the teachings found in the Book of James.

Remembering Mr. Walter Beck

Walter Back & Rev John

Greetings to our Fellowship,

A decent and kind Christian gentleman has recently passed away, Mr. Walter Beck. I have known Wally for about 7 years. His wife passed away a while ago and they had no children. He had to stay in a nursing facility, Woodhaven of Monroeville, because of his need for care and his lack of funds for something better. It was a privilege for me to know and serve him as a Minister of the Gospel.  Wally was a man who was faithful in attendance at our services, usually twice per month at his facility. His pleasant demeanor and tender heart were evident to many people. I appreciated this in his response to the Word of God and the hymns after a service. He also developed a gracious friendship with a roommate who was a Minister of the Gospel with serious health issues.  Wally’s final year was one of decline physically and mentally. His rapid decline in the final few days was a surprise to some but there are no surprises with our Lord.  Wally was, like all of us, a sinner in need of God’s grace. Believing in this Gospel, Wally was called to his eternal reward. May he rest in the bosom of Jesus. I shall miss him as will others, especially the kind ladies of the programs staff at Woodhaven.

Rev. John