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!



Gaither Concert

The Gaither Vocal Band In Concert
Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band will be in New Bern, NC on Saturday, November 9, 2019 as part of their We Have This Moment Tour. It will be held at the Temple Church in New Bern at 6:00 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $25-$35 and can be purchased by calling 1-855-484-1991 or online at

Amishlands Travel

See “Jesus” – Group Travel Package to the Amishlands
Join a guided tour of the Amish Countryside and a featured performance of “Jesus” at Sight & Sound. We will experience the greatest story of all time in this musical stage adventure about the most famous person to ever walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives were changed forever.
The dates of this trip are October 2-4, 2019.  The group travel is arranged by White Star Tours through Jarvis Memorial UMC. It is $359 per person (double occupancy) or $486 (single occupancy) and includes:
* 2 nights lodging
* 2 breakfasts / 2 dinners
* Performance of “Jesus” at Sight & Sound
* Guided tour of Amish Countryside, including stops at an Amish
         Craft Farm & Bake Shop
* Kitchen Kettle Village
* Luggage Handling
* Taxes & Meal Gratuities
* Motorcoach Transportation
For information and reservations contact:
Jarvis Memorial UMC
Rev. Bill Sherman
510 Washington St.
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 752-3101

40 Days for Life

The next life-saving campaign is coming soon to locations around the world. Will you be the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves?
Save the Dates – Sept. 25 – Nov. 3
For more information, contact Karen Arny at
40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion through:
PRAYER & FASTING Knowing that “with God, all things are possible,” people of faith and conscience unite in 40 days of prayer and fasting
COMMUNITY OUTREACH The pro-life message is taken proactively to every corner of your community during a local 40 Days for Life campaign
PEACEFUL VIGIL A focused, 40-day, round-the-clock prayer vigil is held outside an abortion facility or public place in your city

Community Book Discussion Group

Free Spirit Inclusive Catholic Community invites you to join us as we explore the meaning of the doctrine of the Trinity in our book study group of “The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation” by Richard Rohr. Be prepared for lively participatory discussions on the deeper meaning of the divine movement of love.
Book can be previewed on amazon by clicking here.
Meetings will be on third Sundays from 3pm to 430pm. First meeting is on Sunday August 18. Contact Reverend Ann Harrington for further info. 252 412 3148 or

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