Mission Mondays are back!

 
Mission Mondays are back this summer! Our first one will be Monday, June17 at 10:00am at the Town Commons. We will meet at Town Commons, pick up trash left from the previous night’s Sunday in the Park event, have some play time on the playground, and enjoy a picnic lunch! We will provide trashbags and hand sanitizer. Feel free to bring your own lunch, gloves, or any other trash collecting items that you wish to use! Parents or guardians are required to stay for Mission Mondays.


St. James Women’s Retreat

St. James Women’s Retreat – Where Is God?

Do you feel too busy? Pulled in too many directions?
Work, family, volunteering, church activities – even when life is filled with good things, it can sometimes feel like too much. And what about God? It can be a challenge to make room in your schedule for time with God. It can be hard to notice God in the midst of the day to day tumble of life. In our time together, we will explore how God may be calling to you, and how you might create sacred space and time to listen.
 
 
Women’s Retreat:  “Where Is God?”
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
St. James UMC Fellowship Hall
 
 
 
Retreat Leader will be Mary Kay Glazer, who is a spiritual director, retreat leader,and writer.  Find out more about Mary Kay by clicking here.
 
The retreat is free, but we ask you to register so that we have a place for you.  Please register by July 25.
 


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).
 
 


Supplies for VBS 2019

The Children’s Ministry Team is in need of items for our Vacation Bible School. If you use or have any of the following items in your home recycling bin, please consider saving them and bringing them to us by July 1. Collection bins will be set up in the Lobby of the Commons.
 
• empty 2-liter bottles
• plastic bottle caps
• paper towel tubes
• toilet paper tubes
• small water bottles with lids (empty)
• individual-sized fruit or applesauce containers (empty)
• yogurt containers (empty)
• twist off lids to applesauce pouches
 
**Please make sure all items are rinsed before you drop them off.**
 
Thanks for your help! Vacation Bible School is July 7-11 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Registration is open for potty-trained three-year-olds through rising fifth graders.  Click here to register your child for Vacation Bible School.


Sunday Drivers Needed

Would you be a blessing for some of our elderly members? Every Sunday, we send the St. James bus to pick up our members at Cypress Glen Retirement Village so that they can attend our 11:00 a.m. service. We need more drivers to pick them up at 10:30 a.m., deliver them to the church, then take them back to Cypress Glen following the 11:00 a.m. service. Please consider being a part of this rewarding ministry.
 
Interested? Contact Tyrone Walston at 252-752-6154 or Tyrone@stjconnect.org.


Vacation Bible School 2019

Voyagers are invited on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them! Along the journey, Voyagers discover a new realm of possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God!
 
July 7-July 11 6:00-8:30pm
Register your child today by clicking on the button below!
 
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is for children from 3 years old AND potty trained up to 5th grade. Cost to attend is $10 per child. This fee is used to help with crafts and snack supplies. Please register your children with the link below. Then click the payment link to pay. (If payment is not made online, please be prepared to pay at registration on July 7.) To inquire about scholarships, please contact Molly at the church–752-6154 or Molly@stjconnect.org. ***We are always in need of adult/youth volunteers! If you would like to be a part of an exciting week in the lives of the children at St. James, click the Register Your Child button and volunteer!!***
 
 


Youth Summer Schedule

Come join us for these fun events this summer!!!
Register here for one or more of these events:
High School Mystery Trip – June 10, 12
Camp Connect – June 23-27
Breakaway – June 24-28
Freedom Fest – July 4
Middle School Mission Trip – July 8-10
High School Mission Trip – July 14-20
Middle School Mystery Trip – July 29-30 Read more…


Special Needs Ministry

  St. James is in the process of developing ministries for and with persons (children and adults) with special needs within our congregation and in the Greenville community. Our hope is to offer opportunities for Bible study and worship as well as to host special events during the year. You can help in a variety of ways. Your input to the following questions will help guide us…
  • What are we already doing? Help us to identify ways that we have already been ministering to and with the special needs community.
  • What else is God calling us to do? What are some ideas you have for ways that we can do even more for and with this community?
  • What do we need to know? If you have experience with the special needs community, we would love to learn from you. What are some of their spiritual needs? How can we assist those who care for persons with special needs? What might be some obstacles that we will need to overcome? What do we not even know that we don’t know?
 
If you are interested in helping with this ministry or just in learning more about what our hopes are for this ministry, please contact Joyce Day, Pastor of Congregational Care at joyce@stjconnect.org or (252) 752-6154 or Janet Berry at bjberry21@gmail.com.


Meal Train Help Needed

Have you ever had a time when life was too hectic,
or when you were trying to cope with a difficult situation,
or when it felt like the best you could manage was to survive the day?
 
At times like that, we don’t have the time or the energy to fix meals for our family. You can help others facing such times by signing up to be a Meal Train Volunteer. Right now, St. James has four Meal Trains active and we could easily have more lined up—but we need you to help! You can sign up to cook and deliver a meal or to pick up something at a local restaurant to deliver.
 
Simply email or call Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or 752-6154 to get added to the volunteer list. You will then be contacted via email whenever a new Meal Train becomes active. Go to the website link you receive and sign up to take a meal on a particular date. For more information, contact Joyce!


Serving the Body Through Holy Communion

Do you have a heart to serve the body of Christ? Serving Holy Communion is a wonderful way to experience it! We are asking all those that would like to participate in this ministry, to contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or joyce@stjconnect.org.