Community Events

A list of upcoming events from the friends of St. James.  We hope that you take advantage of and enjoy the many opportunities available to us in the Pitt County area!



Luminaries and Chrismons 2020

As August turned to September, our thoughts turn to . . . CHRISTMAS!


It is not too early to consider joining the tradition of lighting a luminary to honor a loved one and welcome Jesus.  We are promoting the sale of luminaries now, well in advance of Advent and Christmas, to have them in place on time for December 24 when the church grounds and walkways will be filled with the light of the luminaries. 


Besides the luminary illumination on December 24, folks can come to the church and walk through a Chrismon Garden.  A Chrismon, which means “Christ monograms,” traditionally are white and gold designs made from Christian symbols that signify Christ.  They will be placed in the space behind the parking lot—the grassy area across from Wilkerson’s along 5th Street.  Each Chrismon will be illuminated by a garden light and its symbolism will be explained in a short message on a sign.


Please purchase a luminary or luminaries by sending in a check for $10 per luminary to the church.  Write “Luminaries” in the memo line.  Please click the button below to complete the attached form and return it to the church or  indicate in a note if you are making the purchase in honor or in memory of someone.


For more information, please contact Tommy Shaw at

Volunteer at Pruitthealth Hospice

We need your help!
Provide companionship with patients, play cards, make crafts, help out in the office …
there are endless opportunities!

We also work with Quilting Clubs and hold Blanket making workshops here in our office.
Do what you want to do to help out and share your talents!

Volunteering is so much fun at PruittHealth Hospice. (We spoil our volunteers!)

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Contact Jessi Shepherd at 910.603.1364 or