Back to School Blessing

We’re sending our St. James students and educators back to school
with our prayer and blessings!
We will have a back to school blessing during each of the worship services on Sunday, August 25.
Students and educators are encouraged to bring their backpacks, briefcases, or teacher bags to be blessed during these services!

ECU Move In Day

Save the Date to Help our ECU Neighbors!
The Evangelism Committee at St. James is leading our effort to welcome ECU students back to Greenville. Students will return to campus in mid-August. Move-In dates for campus residents are August 14, 15, and 16. From 9 a.m. to noon each day, volunteers from St. James will be on campus assisting folks as they move into a campus dorm.
On Wednesday, August 14, we will help students moving into Umstead Hall. On Thursday, August 15, we will help residents of Tyler Hall. Our headquarters on Friday, August 16, will be Fleming Hall.
We will offer a gift pack of goodies to each family that will help introduce students to St. James. Sign up for each day you would like to work below.  On Sunday, August 18th we will be offering a lunch for college students. Sign up by clicking the button below!

Cub Scouts

The St. James UMC Cub Scout Pack 340 is holding a membership drive for interested parents and potential Cub Scouts on Thursday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Parents of boys and girls in kindergarten through age 10 are invited to hear about membership in the pack that will include dens for grades K (Lion Den), 1 (Tiger Den), 2 (Wolf Den), 3 (Bear Den) 4 (Webelos 1), and 5 (Webelos 2). Each den will have 8 to 12 members.
Cub Scout Pack 340 will hold two meetings a month for the dens and one big event per month for the entire pack.
“Our goal is to have fun while learning Scout skills and developing moral values. We want you to join us, so please SAVE THE DATE, and I’ll see you there,” Cubmaster Frank Carson said.
For more information, email Cubmaster Frank Carson at or call him at 252-367-4019.

Back to School Rally

St. James is excited to sponsor the Wahl Coates Back to School Rally again this year! To start off the new school year, the students, parents, staff and their families will be treated to a hot dog cookout on Thursday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. on the edge of the St. James lawn. Help is needed to set up the cookout, serve the meals, and clean up. Also needed is a few tailgate tents for the event. If you are able to help in any of these areas or need more information please contact Tiffany Vincent at 252-558-6858 or email her here.
Let’s all come together to make this a special day for our neighbors at Wahl Coates Elementary!

Acolyte Training

acolyteBeing an acolyte is a service of honor to God and to the St. James community. As acolytes bring in the light, they remind us that the light of Christ is present when we gather in the name of Christ. When they depart carrying the light, we remember that each of us carries the light of Christ out of the church and into the world.
Would you like to serve as an acolyte? Please plan to join us for an Acolyte Training on Sunday, September 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
You must be at least 8 years old to serve as an acolyte. This is a wonderful way for new and upcoming confirmands get involved! No experience necessary.
For more information, please contact Karen Medlin at

GriefShare Seminar

Are you grieving the death of a spouse?
Or do you know someone who is?

Your life has changed forever. The daily emotions and challenges can seem too hard to bear. Find help at a Loss of Spouse seminar.
You will hear:
  • practical advice from others who’ve been there.
  • what to expect in your grief.
  • How to cope with life without your spouse.
  • Why it won’t always hurt this much.
Please join us for this encouraging seminar.
Loss of a Spouse Seminar
Sunday, August 25, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
At St. James United Methodist Church
Retreat House, 2000 E, 5th Street
For more information, contact St. James UMC at 252-752-6154 or


Register Now and Save the Date!
The Women’s Ministry is thrilled to host our 2nd annual IF: Gathering on October 19th, 2019. Plan to join us for a day of worship, food, fellowship, and being in the book of Proverbs together.