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 Mrs. Dorothy Fails

Dorothy Fails and Rev John

Our beloved Dorothy passed away on August 31, 2022 A.D. She was an important part of our Fellowship for many years.

My wife Carol and I got to know her in 2010. At that time her husband Don was living at Arden Courts because of Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. Carol was one of Don’s caregivers and I was starting our Fellowship at this facility. She was one of the family anchors at Arden.

After her husband passed, Dorothy lived at home for a while but moved into Beatty Point where St. James Fellowship serves. She was a regular part of our congregation there and attended many services. My wife Carol and I visited her many times. She had to be moved to personal care for the final half-year of her life and it was a privilege to serve her there also.

Dorothy was a lovely Christian woman. This lady from Pitcairn possessed the old-world virtues of decorum, thoughtfulness, and good manners. She was a loyal wife. Dorothy, as we all are, was a sinner in need of God’s grace and she believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior. Dorothy was part of our Fellowship for a dozen years and we are grateful for her. She now patiently rests with our Lord awaiting the Resurrection of the Righteous.