A New Year of Sunday School

A New Year of Sunday School classes kicks off Sunday, January 5 and 12, 2020, during the Sunday School time period after the first morning services. Classes are holding open houses on both dates: January 5 will be a time of informal class receptions; January 12 is the date most classes begin a new study.
This is an opportunity to check out a class for the first time or to begin a new study with another class. It sometimes feels awkward to join a group, so the Adult Ministries team has designed a comfortable way to ease folks into a new class. Volunteers in the Narthex outside the Sanctuary and in the CLMC lobby will provide information about classes and escort folks to a class of their choice. (Class descriptions can be found online and on flyers posted throughout the church.) Class leaders will greet and introduce visitors to the class.
Make it your New Year’s Resolution to join a Sunday School class!

Upward Football

Expanding Sports and Recreation Ministry at St. James: Upward Football
St. James UMC has a great opportunity to expand our involvement in youth sports without starting a new program. We need an adult leader to step forward to lead a partnership with another church in Greenville that has been involved in Upward Football.
Trinity Church has run an Upward Football program for 12 years. They already have the space and can easily accommodate more kids in the program. St. James can partner with Trinity by encouraging our children to play and by adults and older youth volunteering as coaches and referees. Read more…

Host a TGIW Dinner

Is your ministry team looking for a boost this winter/spring? Is your small group or Living Water class looking for a opportunity to serve together? Here is a way to promote your ministry, build team spirit, raise a little money, and serve your church community!
Consider preparing and serving a meal for the TGIW (Thank God It’s Wednesday) program! We generally serve about 75 meals each Wednesday evening beginning January 8th through April 1st. This opportunity is open to any ministry, small group, class, or mission team at St. James. If you are interested or want to know more, contact Paula at the church office (752-6154 or Paula@stjconnect.org) and schedule your Wednesday now!

Spring Classes



TGIW Returns with New Spring Classes

A Vision for 2020
In the midst of Christmas preparation and anticipation, why look beyond to 2020?
Well, the New Year will dawn in less than three weeks, about the time we are pulling our tree out of the house and storing decorations, even though the church calendar tells us it is still the Christmas season. St. James UMC is preparing an array of opportunities that will help us grow in faith and deepen our relationship with Our Lord, Jesus.
Find out more and register for classes by clicking on the “Read more …” below. Read more…

Night to Shine

Greenville will again host Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The 2020 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, will be February 7 at Covenant Church. On this one night, hundreds of churches of different denominations from all over the world will come together to celebrate people with special needs!  (Click on Read More to find out more … ) Read more…

Serving the Body Through Holy Communion

Holy Communion is a beautiful act of worship as well as a means of experiencing God’s loving grace. Serving communion offers a special blessing to those who serve in that role. At St. James we celebrate Holy Communion every first Sunday of the month as well as on special occasions such as Christmas Eve and our Super Services.
If you would like to be on our list of potential servers, please email Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or call her at (252) 752-6154.

Realm Connect App

Did you know that Realm has an app?

Did you know it can run on your phone or tablet with all the information as your computer?
Check your news feed for upcoming church events or announcements from your TGIW class from the convenience of your smart phone. Download the Realm Connect app, Login with your Realm account, and get started today.  (click Read more to find out more …) Read more…

Methodist Home for Children

Be a Positive Influence in the life of a Child!
Are you looking for a way to make a positive difference in the life of a child?
Have you ever felt that God might be calling you to become a foster parent?
Methodist Home for Children is looking for stable, loving homes for children here in the Greenville/Pitt County area, and we would love to tell you about the process of becoming licensed as a foster parent and answer any questions you may have.
For more information, please contact Tricia Rossi at 919-410-4944. We will be having information meetings here at St. James on October 7 and December 16. There is no obligation if you attend, but we do ask that you pre-register. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please call 888-305-4321, extension 6.

Keep God’s Children Warm

homelessKeep God’s Children Warm.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, …”  (Matthew 25:25-26)

Jesus calls us to serve Him by helping our neighbors who are going through tough times.  When we gather our resources, we can make an amazing impact on the lives of those in need.
Keep God’s Children Warm clothing giveaway will begin for the season on Oct. 17th in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will continue every Thursday through the 2nd week of March 2020.
We are in dire need of men’s coats and other winter clothing for men.
You may begin leaving donations of used (or new) winter clothing for all ages during the first week of October. There will be containers on the stage in the Fellowship Hall (please note the change of location).
Thank you for your continued support!
Judy Neufer and Sharon Loy
If you have any questions, contact Judy Neufer at judith.neufer@gmail.com or 570-437-9046. Find out more about this ministry by clicking on the “more” link below. Read more…

Hurricane Response – How Can We Help?

We watched as Hurricane Dorian left a trail of damages in its wake. Now is the time for us to become part of the restoration process. Read more…