Spring Fling Beneficiary Applications Due
Applications to become a Spring Fling Beneficiary are due on Wednesday, October 1st. Application forms are currently available in the church office.
Entry Codes are expanding to 5-digits at the Church
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Weekday Ministries Shout Out!
Last week we showed off our newly refurbished playground. Our preschool kids LOVE IT! The weekday ministry program is so glad they could make this contribution to improve our church facility.
Our After School had a great summer camp program this summer, having lots of fun here at St. James as well as places like Sylvan Bird Sanctuary, Neuse Nature Center and the Ashboro Zoo. The after school program is booming this fall with a 100 plus enrollment. In order to transport all these students from school to St. James we purchased one more van over the summer. That brings our total to 3 vans our weekday ministry program has purchased for our use as well as other groups at St. James.
We are so grateful for St. James UMC opening their doors to our community and allowing our programs to teach so many children about God’s love, it’s like having Sunday School every day of the week!
To Find Information on this site:
You will find information on the website based on our Mission Statement to “Follow Jesus, Love Others, and Change the World” (see below for descriptions). You will find registrations and materials for classes and events, audio files from our worship services, and a photo gallery in the “Registrations & Resources” section. And make sure you check out the “Events” page to see what exciting things are coming up at St. James UMC!
In the “Follow Jesus” area, you will find programs and studies that help us learn about Jesus and his teachings and that encourage us to live by his example. There are many opportunities for study at St. James – if you are wondering where to start, click on “A Place to Start” for an overview.
The “Love Others” section presents opportunities to connect with others and serve one another at St. James. These are ministry groups that are usually centered around some shared hobby or activity, but will always include fellowship and friendship as a priority.
Jesus commands us to go into all the world and make disciples. In the “Change the World” section, you will find many opportunities to serve our community and take the message of Christ into our world.
Would you believe that it has been over 3 years since we began the Building Disciples campaign? And look at the wonderful things God has done in those 3 years! We have a new Young Disciples wing offering our children a brand new and secure environment. We have a new front entrance and lobby area (The Commons) for the church that connects and unites our facilities into one common building. We have ample parking with a special handicap area near the Sanctuary and Chapel for the convenience of our congregation. God has certainly blessed us in many ways! You have all been faithful and generous with your giving over the last 3 years, and God is not finished with us yet. So we are picking up where we left off and starting the Building Disciples II campaign to continue to pay for our facility expansion. Our monthly payment on an outstanding loan of $3.4 million, is a little over $19,000. Your generous and faithful giving allows us to have these wonderful facilities to continue our mission for Jesus. Please consider continuing or increasing your pledge for the Building Disciples II campaign, or if you have not pledged before, join with us as we seek to make disciples here in our community.
Hear how some of our members are responding to the Building Disciples II campaign:
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