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!



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

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 … )


Family Violence Prevention Discussion Series

The Center for Family Violence Prevention invites you to their Affirmation Series, exciting new discussions on how we look at ourselves, our relationships with others, and our community.  All are welcome to these free events.
Affirmation Series
at Jarvis United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St., Greenville
in the Taft Christian Life Center
“Affirming Ourselves” – Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
“Affirming Families” – Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
“Affirming Healthy Relationships” – Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
“Affirming Community Resilience” – Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Discussions will be lead by counselors and advocates from the Center for Family Violence Prevention staff.  Please join us to learn how to make your own place in the world a happier, comfortable, and more confident one.
Make our community stronger by being your best self!

New Playground Dedicated at Wahl-Coates

After several years of grant writing and fund raising, the new playground equipment has finally been installed over at Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts! The much needed equipment includes an all-inclusive playground space, complete with ramp access and a wheel chair accessible swing. The playgrounds were officially dedicated on May 14, 2019 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Students, teachers, school board members, members from St. James and C4C, along with members from the community and Cypress Glen were among those who were invited to participate in the special ribbon cutting ceremony. Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts was a 2018 Spring Fling recipient which helped fund the much needed playgounds. The students are already putting them to good use, and we are excited that they will have a fun and safe place to play for many years to come!

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