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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Super Service

It’s Time for Another Super Service!
 
On Sunday, November 24, we will be having one super service for everyone! We will meet in the Christian Life Ministries Center for worship at 10:00 a.m. The service will include Holy Communion, music from the Chancel Choir, the ConneXion Praise Team, and the Children’s Choir, and a message brought by our pastors.
 
Following the service, we will all head to the Fellowship Hall to fill our plates with a wonderful Potluck Meal. The United Methodist Men will generously be providing the main meat course. We ask that all families bring a dish to share – vegetables, sides, desserts, etc. Drop off your dish in the Fellowship Hall starting at 9:30 a.m. before the service in the CLMC. Once we fill our plates, we will return to the CLMC to have a Fellowship Meal together.
 
After the meal, the fun begins! We encourage everyone to hang out and help decorate the church for the upcoming Christmas holidays. This will be our annual Hanging of the Green as we join together to decorate the many trees, hang the garland, sing carols, and prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ child.
 


Salvation Army Bell Ringing

 
St. James United Methodist Church has established a Christmas tradition of serving the Greenville community by ringing many of the Salvation Army Christmas bells on one day during the Christmas season. The donations received allow the Salvation Army to meet the needs of many people who are less fortunate in our community. The participation of St. James saves the Salvation Army from having to pay people to ring the bells.
 
This year members of St. James will ring the bells on Monday, December 23, at 22 different locations around Greenville. We have slots for volunteers to ring during two-hour periods, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. Last year, more than 225 members of St. James participated in this wonderful custom as part of our mission of serving others in the name of Our Lord Jesus.
 
This ministry has become a Christmas favorite for many. It not only allows us to provide a valuable service to our community, but it also adds a special meaning and reminder that the true meaning of Christmas is to honor the birth of Jesus Christ.
 
Register for your time slot by clicking the Sign Up button below:

Or call Mac Manning (252-341-0001) or Tom Pauling (252-752-5129 or 252-375-2267) for more information.
 


Angel Tree

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2019 St. James Angel Tree.
 
The Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for children who are in foster care through the Methodist Home for Children and placed in foster homes or group homes. Be the light of Hope for these children as they celebrate Jesus birth this Christmas!
 
Angel Tree angels will first be available at the Wednesday dinner being served by the UMW on Wednesday, November 20. We have 31 angels this year! Please choose your angel and provide your contact information.
 
Angels will also be available after the One Church service on November 24 in the CLMC lobby.
 
All gifts are due back to the Fellowship Hall by Tuesday, December 10, by 5:00 p.m. Gifts should be unwrapped and placed in a bag with the angel’s name and number on the bag. Bags will be picked up by UMCH social workers on Wednesday, December 11.
If you have any questions call Sharon Loy at 252-758-3284
 
Thank you St. James!
The 2019 St. James Angel Tree is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW).
 

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”  ~ Matthew 25:45

 
 


Christmas at St. James

christmas-at-st-james-bannerSt. James UMC offers many opportunities to worship God, help our neighbors, and celebrate this Christmas season.  Along with worship every Sunday at 8:45 am and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary and The ConneXion Services at 9:00 am and 11:11 am in the Christian Life Ministry Center, we hope you will join us for these wonderful holiday experiences:  (click Read More to see the list)

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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 … )

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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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Methodist Home for Children

 
Be a Positive Influence in the life of a Child!
 
Are you looking for a way to make a positive difference in the life of a child?
Have you ever felt that God might be calling you to become a foster parent?
Methodist Home for Children is looking for stable, loving homes for children here in the Greenville/Pitt County area, and we would love to tell you about the process of becoming licensed as a foster parent and answer any questions you may have.
 
For more information, please contact Tricia Rossi at 919-410-4944. We will be having information meetings here at St. James on October 7 and December 16. There is no obligation if you attend, but we do ask that you pre-register. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please call 888-305-4321, extension 6.
 


Keep God’s Children Warm

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“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.
 
Through Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program, Wahl-Coates and others schools can earn funds from linked VIC cards. When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are no limits to how much a school can earn.
 
Please note that all VIC cards must be linked yearly. There is no cost to linking your VIC card. Participating schools can earn funds from August through May of each school year.