Emily Evans

Director of Youth (full-time)

St. James United Methodist Church is seeking a Christ-following individual with a heart to oversee an exciting ministry. Come join a great team at a growing large membership church with some amazing young people! We’re looking for someone who can connect with our youth, equip volunteers, engage our parents, and help the whole staff team move forward in our shared ministry together. If you’re interested, send me your resume and tell me a little about yourself.

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Staff Updates

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) at St. James United Methodist Church announces the following staff changes at St. James:
Abby Gillette, our Director of Youth Ministries, and her husband Eric, have decided to move back to Texas to be closer to family. We are excited for them in this transition and appreciative for all of the ways they have touched the lives of our Youth!
Pastors Mark and Ben, along with our wonderful volunteers, will be working to ensure that our summer programming plans continue with as little adjustment as possible. The Staff Parish Relations Committee is moving forward prayerfully and expediently with the Pastoral Staff to find the right staff person to help our program move forward.

Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story: Summer Sermon Series

Our pastors will preach this summer on how our understanding of the New Testament can be enriched by the Old Testament stories that preceded them.  From Sunday, June 16, through Sunday, August 11, the pastors will examine parallel ideas from Scripture, such as: Read more…

St. James Preschool Openings

Fall registration for St. James Preschool filled quickly this year.  There are still a few openings especially in the MWF 3 year old class and the 4 day 4 year old class. If you would like to register or have any questions, please contact Dana Carpenetti at 252-752-6154 or Preschool@stjconnect.org.

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


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.

Summer Giving

Summer is almost here! And many of us are on the move with vacations and recreation. We hope that your summer is an enjoyable and relaxing time, but that it is also a time of continuing spiritual practices of worship, prayer, and giving. These practices bring us closer to God and to each other.
To make it more convenient for all of us on the move this summer, St. James offers online giving. On the home page of our website, you will find the orange “give now” graphic (just like the one below).  Click it and you are in!
If you have any questions or need futher information, please contact Marianne at 752-6154 or Marianne@stjconnect.org
Enjoy your summer!

Global Leadership Summit 2019

Have you been looking for something that will inspire you? Something that will give you fresh ideas? Somewhere you can learn practical leadership skills for work, family, school, church? Then you need to come to the Global Leadership Summit 2019 on August 8-9.

Join us for two days of world-class leadership training with fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content. Our local host site is Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church where we will participate in a LIVE HD broadcast along with thousands all over the world. Click here for the list of world-class speakers from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
You don’t consider yourself a “leader”? Well, you do have influence and the ability to positively impact your community and world. No matter where your influence is – in your family, school, work, or church – when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins! That is why all are invited.
Register today.  The early bird rate is good until June 25.

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