Seekers Sunday School Class

The Seekers Class is starting a new 19-week study, “Acts of the Apostles,” on May 26, 2019. All are welcome to join the Sunday School class for the video- and discussion-based series that teaches about the formation of the New Testament church. Mickey Efird, Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School, created the series.
Dr. Efird’s video discussion of Acts helps us to understand and apply the Biblical story to our own lives and the life of our churches. See Peter and Paul grow into leadership. Relive the emotion and wonder of Jesus’ followers from Christ’s Resurrection to that Pentecost when all were filled with the Holy Spirit and passionate about leading others to Jesus. The Seekers Class meets during the Sunday School hour after the 9 a.m. service (beginning at about 9:50 a.m.) in Room 311 in the CLMC.
To join the class for this study, or for more information, please contact Chris Garcia at or Lora Joyner at

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

All-Church Charge Conference

All-Church Charge Conference

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There is a called Charge Conference for St. James UMC on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. This all-church business meeting will meet to affirm the work of the Lay Leadership Committee and vote to accept the slate of ministry leaders for 2019-2020. Everyone is invited.

Memorial Weekend Services

On Memorial Day weekend we will be condensing our worship into only 2 services. On Sunday, May 26th, we will gather in the Christian Life Ministry Center for the ConneXion service at 9:00 a.m. We will gather in the Sanctuary for a more traditional expression of worship at 11:00 a.m. only.  Please plan your Sunday accordingly.

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 ***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!!***

Memorial Event

AseraCare would like to invite you, your family, and friends to “A Butterfly to Remeber,” and AseraCare memorial event to honot the individuals and familes we have cared for this year.
The event will be held Saturday, June 1 at 12:00 pm at St. James UMC in the Christian Life Ministries Center. The release of butterflies will happen in the adjacent eastern field. RSVP’s are requested by May 24. Read more…

Holy Land 2020

Thinking about or planning to go on a ten-day trip to the Holy Land, hosted by Pastor Mark Woods, leaving January 6, 2020?  Please attend a meeting on Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Reverend Jim Harry, an Educational Opportunities representative, will be present to share his experiences in traveling to the Holy Land and to answer any questions.   For those wanting to register, you may do so by going to the link below. The 5-digit host code is 59039. If you have questions regarding registration, Reverend Harry can assist at the time of the meeting.
See you then.
Peace and Grace,
Janet Berry Pastor Mark Woods

Women On the Way (WOW)

Ladies of St. James!

Max Lucado’s Life Lessons from 2nd Corinthians will be the subject of the new study beginning Sunday, May 12, in the Women on the Way (WOW) Sunday School Class.
The subtitle of the book expresses the focus of the study: Remembering What Matters. Some days we forget that we belong to Jesus. It’s not intentional, but it happens. The church in Corinth had forgotten. They were divisive. Insensitive. Argumentative. Rebellious. They listened to false teachers who questioned the message of Christ and who accused Paul of being unreliable and a false apostle. Paul knew the Corinthian church needed a reminder, so he wrote a heartfelt letter defending his character, ministry, and message. The letter reminds the Corinthians to turn from their worldly ways and to think and live in ways that honor God. Likewise, Paul’s letter encourages us to look at our own lives so we won’t forget what really matters. Read more…

Youth Update

May 19th the youth will be putting on a talent show at 5 pm for the church as a missions fundraiser. We will need volunteers to participate in the talent show. If your youth has a fun talent, encourage them to volunteer to join, or to volunteer for helping with tickets, concessions, and much more! Non-youth members are also welcome to participate as talent for an entry fee of $5. Either can sign up by emailing Mary Frances Lutz, or by swinging by the Fellowship Hall before or after service on April 7th or 14th. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 per adult, $5 per child 10 and under.
Camp Connect registration is open! Click on this link to register or for more information:
Questions? Email us at

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…