There are many ways to serve at St. James UMC.  Here are some of the ways that you can get involved today!

 

St. James Food Pantry

The St. James Food Pantry has been assisting many families this summer and is in desperate need for donations.  Please bring food to the church and place in the bins in the office hallway.  Click here for a list of specific items.

 
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Sunday School Classes: Changing Topics–Check Them Out!

Sunday School classes often change topics for study.  That is a perfect time to check out a Sunday School class for the first time or to begin a new study with another class.  You can come to a class at anytime, but now is a great time to start anew.  The classes below will offer new studies in the near future.  Contact the person listed just to let them know you are interested in attending.
 
Faith Foundations, Room 304, A study of Jesus’ final week  BEGINS February 16
Contact Artie Rogers at jartierogers@gmail.com
 
The Story, Room 21, Margaret Feinberg’s The Organic God
BEGINS March 1
Contact Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org
 
Life Enrichment, Room 310, Adam Hamilton’s The Walk
BEGINS March 9
Contact Jim Hix at jimhix@suddenlink.net
 
 
   
 
Join a Sunday School class!
 
 


Serving the Body Through Holy Communion

Holy Communion is a beautiful act of worship as well as a means of experiencing God’s loving grace. Serving communion offers a special blessing to those who serve in that role. At St. James we celebrate Holy Communion every first Sunday of the month as well as on special occasions such as Christmas Eve and our Super Services.
 
If you would like to be on our list of potential servers, please email Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or call her at (252) 752-6154.
 


Realm Connect App

 
Did you know that Realm has an app?

Did you know it can run on your phone or tablet with all the information as your computer?
 
Check your news feed for upcoming church events or announcements from your TGIW class from the convenience of your smart phone. Download the Realm Connect app, Login with your Realm account, and get started today.  (click Read more to find out more …)

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Keep God’s Children Warm

homelessKeep God’s Children Warm.
 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, …”  (Matthew 25:25-26)

Jesus calls us to serve Him by helping our neighbors who are going through tough times.  When we gather our resources, we can make an amazing impact on the lives of those in need.
 
Keep God’s Children Warm clothing giveaway will begin for the season on Oct. 17th in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will continue every Thursday through the 2nd week of March 2020.
 
We are in dire need of men’s coats and other winter clothing for men.
 
You may begin leaving donations of used (or new) winter clothing for all ages during the first week of October. There will be containers on the stage in the Fellowship Hall (please note the change of location).
 
Thank you for your continued support!
Judy Neufer and Sharon Loy
 
If you have any questions, contact Judy Neufer at judith.neufer@gmail.com or 570-437-9046. Find out more about this ministry by clicking on the “more” link below.

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Hurricane Response – How Can We Help?

We watched as Hurricane Dorian left a trail of damages in its wake. Now is the time for us to become part of the restoration process.

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Together In Education

Support Wahl-Coates School through Together In Education
 
As part of St. James’ ongoing efforts to support our neighborhood school, Wahl-Coates Elementary, please consider linking your Harris Teeter VIC card to Wahl-Coates. The school code for Wahl-Coates is 2852. All you have to do to enroll is to tell the cashier or customer service representative that you want to link your card to Wahl-Coates, and they can do it for you at the register.

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Sunday Drivers Needed

Would you be a blessing for some of our elderly members? Every Sunday, we send the St. James bus to pick up our members at Cypress Glen Retirement Village so that they can attend our 11:00 a.m. service. We need more drivers to pick them up at 10:30 a.m., deliver them to the church, then take them back to Cypress Glen following the 11:00 a.m. service. Please consider being a part of this rewarding ministry.
 
Interested? Contact Tyrone Walston at 252-752-6154 or Tyrone@stjconnect.org.


Special Needs Ministry

  St. James is in the process of developing ministries for and with persons (children and adults) with special needs within our congregation and in the Greenville community. Our hope is to offer opportunities for Bible study and worship as well as to host special events during the year. You can help in a variety of ways. Your input to the following questions will help guide us…
  • What are we already doing? Help us to identify ways that we have already been ministering to and with the special needs community.
  • What else is God calling us to do? What are some ideas you have for ways that we can do even more for and with this community?
  • What do we need to know? If you have experience with the special needs community, we would love to learn from you. What are some of their spiritual needs? How can we assist those who care for persons with special needs? What might be some obstacles that we will need to overcome? What do we not even know that we don’t know?
 
If you are interested in helping with this ministry or just in learning more about what our hopes are for this ministry, please contact Joyce Day, Pastor of Congregational Care at joyce@stjconnect.org or (252) 752-6154 or Janet Berry at bjberry21@gmail.com.