Adult Ministry Opportunities
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women affords an opportunity for fellowship with other women in the church, supports the church as a whole, and is involved in local community endeavors, as well as district, conference, national and international activities. The circles meet once a month at a variety of times on Monday and Tuesday. Each circle has spiritually uplifting programs and devotions relating to the basic purpose of mission work. (more ...)
United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men meet the second Sunday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast and a program. They also participate in fundraising events to help meet the needs of the church and community.
Men of Purpose
Men of Purpose is a group of men dedicated to helping one another become a man of Christ in every aspect of life. They have small groups and spiritual life events to strengthen each man in his Christian walk or to introduce him to Christ.
Xtra Years of Zest (XYZ)
XYZ is a fun group of our senior adults. Click here for more information.
Stephen Ministry is a ministry of our congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctly Christian one-to-one care to persons, both in our congregation and community, who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, . The Stephen Ministers in our congregation offer their service under the rule of strict confidentiality. They undergo 20 weeks of training prior to being assigned as a Stephen Minister. In addition to their training, they have ongoing peer group support and continuing education support. To become a Stephen Minister or to be assigned a Stephen Minister to help you through your situation, contact Rev. Joyce Day at the church office or email.
Spring Fling is probably St. James' largest single item mission project. Each year a number of local organizations apply for a grant towards a project they have. Over the past 13 years, St. James has given away over $500,000 to many local non-profit agencies in the community. In addition, an endowment has been established whereby funds can be distributed in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency as in the case of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The funds are raised by an all-day event held the 4th Saturday in April. The combination of Greenville's largest Yard Sale, Biscuit Breakfast, Bazaar, Bake Sale, Chicken Dinner (over 2000 chicken plates sold) and Auction, truly offers everyone something to do for that day. All the profits from the day go to local missions.
St. James UMC sponsors co-ed softball teams, a men's softball team and basketball teams through the Parks and Recreation Church League.
To learn more about these and other Adult Ministries, contact:
Minister of Adult Discipleship
(252) 752-6154 ext. 206
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