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!



Be the Bridge Event

Our local Greenville Be The Bridge chapter is excited to announce that on Sunday, November 3rd from 4-6pm (location TBD), we will host Latasha Morrison for her book tour! The event will include local entertainment, a panel discussion from local Be The Bridge members, and a conversation with Latasha. In addition, her book will be available for purchase, and she will be doing a book signing after the program. We would absolutely love for you to join us for this event. Please save the date!
Latasha Morrison started Be The Bridge in 2016 to encourage racial reconciliation among all ethnicities, promote racial unity in America, and equip others to do the same. Since its inception, God has blessed Latasha and BTB in some incredible ways. Currently there are almost 200 active BTB groups that consistently meet to do the important work of racial reconciliation (including our local groups). Latasha has received national and international recognition for her work: In 2017 she was named one of Ebony magazine’s 100 most influential women. In 2018 she was selected as one of five Facebook community leader residents which gave her access to leadership training and up to 1 million dollars in grant money to use towards advancing the mission of BTB.
Latasha’s latest effort is her first book, “Be The Bridge:Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation.” Her book is a powerful tool in understanding and following God’s heart for unity. The book will be released on October 15th and will be followed by a national book tour. Latasha grew up in Fayetteville and went to ECU. Because of her roots in ENC, she is eager to share her book and her message here in Greenville.
Racial unity is at the heart of the gospel: through Jesus we are not only reconciled to God, but also to each other. This is a message that we should both affirm and be active in its pursuit. In the midst of heightened racial tensions, this is the time for the church to be vocal and intentional in affirming the equality and unity of all people that comes in and through Christ.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Gaskins (

Domestic Violence Impact Luncheon

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual Domestic Violience Impact Luncheon to benefit The Center for Family Violence Prevention. The center serves Pitt, Martin, and Washington counties.
The luncheon will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenville Convention Center. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and the event will conclude by 1:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker for the luncheon is Allen Thomas, who was a student at ECU when he received the call that changed his life forever. Hearing how domestic violence impacted his life is a stark reminder that no family is immune to this type of violence.
This year, we aim to bring awareness again!
The proceeds of the luncheon will allow the Center for Family Violence Prevention to continue to focus on education, awareness, healthy relationships, violence prevention, and service to victims.  On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we look forward to your attendance!
To get more information, register to attend, or sign up to be a table host, email or contact Donna Raynor at Deadline to register is September 15.
To learn more about the Center for Family Violence Prevention, visit our website at

Franklin Graham in Greenville

Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tar Heel State Tour will stop in Greenville on Wednesday, October 2 at the Pitt County Fairgrounds. Come out for this exciting, free event with live music by Jeremy Camp and Dennis Agajanian, and a message of hope from Franklin Graham. For more information, visit DECISIONAMERICA.COM.

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

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

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