Congregations For Children (C4C) is a state-wide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our “neighbors” by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty. C4C’s areas of focus include:

1. Helping to improve K-3 Literacy rates (volunteer tutors, collecting/donating books, summer reading programs etc.)
2. Helping to meet the Basic Needs of students (food, clothing, supplies etc.)
3. Helping to increase Parental Involvement (and interactions with positive adult role models – i.e. lunch buddies, morning greeters, Watch DOGS etc.)
 
 
 

School Supplies for Local Students

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Please help support our school neighbor, Wahl-Coates Elementary School, by filling student supply list bags. Ziploc bags will be available after worship services starting June 30. They need to be returned by August 4.
 
This project is coordinated by the St. James United Methodist Women, and they are getting an early start because of the upcoming floor stripping in the CLMC. If you have any questions, please contact Kirstin Tart (kirstintart@suddenlink.net) or Molly Carpenter (molly@stjconnect.org).
 
 


New Playground Dedicated at Wahl-Coates

After several years of grant writing and fund raising, the new playground equipment has finally been installed over at Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts! The much needed equipment includes an all-inclusive playground space, complete with ramp access and a wheel chair accessible swing. The playgrounds were officially dedicated on May 14, 2019 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Students, teachers, school board members, members from St. James and C4C, along with members from the community and Cypress Glen were among those who were invited to participate in the special ribbon cutting ceremony. Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts was a 2018 Spring Fling recipient which helped fund the much needed playgounds. The students are already putting them to good use, and we are excited that they will have a fun and safe place to play for many years to come!


Thank You from Wahl Coates

A Thank You from the Staff of Wahl-Coates Elementary School
 
Thank you to the volunteers who come out to help our students and for all of the donated supplies.
Huge thanks for sharing your facility for Melange Ensemble, for volunteering during Bike Safety Week, for baking cookies to sell after our winter concert, and for donating classroom supplies at the beginning of our school year.

Thank you so much for all of your support for the playground and the buddy benches. We can’t wait for the playground equipment to arrive!