As the year draws to a close, the entire Brother James staff and I would like to extend best wishes to everyone for a very merry, blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.  We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to share in the lives of some wonderful men. Each day brings many blessings and joy.


As we approach the New Year, may the peace of the season be upon you.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, or have other faith and family traditions, this is a time to look back on the contributions we all have made, and to celebrate with family and friends.


I just returned from Venezuela sharing a week between Calabozo and San Juan De Los Morros, where I was part of a 10 person mission team, planting our third church outside the U.S.A.  For me, this was a life changing experience to live, work, and worship with a local family; now my extended family. Words cannot explain the emotions and connections that were made during this week of service. For this, I am humbled and have a new appreciation for the many blessings of the day, for the many things previously taken for granted, and how fortunate I am to live in the U.S.A.


For those who support the Franciscan ministry and Brother James Court, your generous donations to the staff Christmas gifting, and throughout the year, the entire BJC family sends a sincere Thank-you. 


May the Lord Jesus bless you during this wonderful season as you rejoice with family and friends. May you open and cherish His gifts of peace, joy, grace, mercy, faith, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, salvation, hope and love and may you share these blessings with all those around you.


Feliz Navidad

Merry Christmas

Frohe Weihnachten


Cindy Russell, LNHA









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Save the Date!

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

21st Annual Brother James Court Benefit Auction  and Dinner

serving men with developmental disabilities for

40 years.


Brother James Court is now able to accept

 & process online transactions/donations. 

Listed below are some of the available

options.  For a more complete listing please

go to our online store page.


Shop with us! Click here for Sponsorships and Donations
Click here for Apparel

Click here to purchase raffle tickets 


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Brother James Court
2508 St. James Road
Springfield, IL 62707





Both of BJC's major passenger vans are now proudly announcing our facility to the greater community. We're bold and beautiful and on the road every day for special outings or to go to the doctor. Hey, when you see us, honk if you can't wave!