Altar Flowers 2020

The 2020 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board near the main offices. Please sign up for a Sunday! Flowers can be from more than one family, a whole class, mission group, or ministry.
Jefferson’s will provide a standard arrangement at a cost of $100.00. Folks are welcome to pay an additional amount to add more greenery or more flowers to the altar.
Altar flowers are a beautiful way to honor a loved one (birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, etc.) or remember loved ones. Sign up today on the calendar or contact the Church Office at 752-6154.

New Children’s Class

This is a new class starting in 2020!
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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…

Better Marriages Getaway

“2020 Marriage Vision”
Join us in Raleigh, NC, during the weekend of April 17-18, 2020, for another fun weekend of skills building and fun.
Seeing eye-to-eye, knee-to-knee, and heart-to-heart will be our theme for this fun-packed weekend together. Have fun on Friday evening as we look back on the high points of our marriage and get to know each other in a fun and relaxing way. Attend workshops on Saturday that will help you meet the challenges of your marriage and assist you in creating a vision that will carry you forward in your relationship.
Better Marriages NC Getaway 2020
April 17-18, 2020
Doubletree Inn
RDU/RTP Raleigh, NC
For more information and to register go to

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 and schedule your Wednesday now!

Un-Decorate Party

After we’ve sung the last “Silent Night” and all the relatives have gone home, there’s only one thing left to do … pack up all of the decorations and store them away for next year!
Join us for the annual Christmas cleanup at noon-ish after this Sunday’s (January 5) services. Stop by the reception for Erwin Dunn and Alan Gill, and then help us take down the Garland, trees, etc. What a fun afternoon on the 12th Day of Christmas!

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…

Hurricane Alley

There is a hurricane on the way.
Take Cover this weekend – no services at St. James

Wahl Coates Concert

Our neighbors at Wahl-Coates have invited members of St. James UMC to attend the school’s orchestra and chorus performance at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, in the school gym. Let us support our neighbors during this holiday time!  There is no charge for admission.