Congregational Care

[Jesus said,] “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).
The Body of Christ is called to love the world–to reach out beyond our own walls to serve others–AND to love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. Jesus told us to care for one another and that that is how the world would know we are his disciples. That’s what Congregational Care is all about.

After Hours Emergency Pastoral Care

If you have a pastoral care emergency outside of regular office hours, call 1-877-371-6151 and leave a voicemail message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. Messages received after 10 p.m. may not be received until the following morning.

Congregational Care Ministries

There is a variety of ways you can serve through the Congregational Care Ministries at St. James. It’s also helpful for you to know what ministries exist for those times when you need them yourself. To find out more about what’s available click here.

Support Groups

  • Caregiver Support Group: Meets Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the church library. For more information, contact Joyce Day at or (252)752-6154.
  • GriefShare: This video-based grief support program is offered twice a year for 13-week sessions. The fall session begins in September and the winter session begins in January. You may join the group at any time during those 13 weeks. To learn more about GriefShare, click here.

What’s New?

We are working on a Resource Page that will provide you with descriptions and contact information for a variety of helpful resources beyond the church. If you would like to contribute to this list, please send the information to Joyce Day at Click here to access this page.
St. James is in the process of developing ministries for and with persons with special needs in the Greenville community. Our hope is to offer opportunities for study and worship as well as to host special events during the year. You can help in a variety of ways. To learn how you can help, click here.