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.


Missions Sunday

Members of the Missions Committee are excited to announce Missions Sunday on September 29th. Our hope is to further awaken all members of St. James to the diverse mission opportunities easily accessible right here!
Participation in outwardly-focused missions:
  • Enriches the lives of our members by sharing, and being witness to, the love of Jesus Christ
  • Broadens the reach and impact of St. James United Methodist Church in our local community and the world
  • Further expands the Kingdom of God!
Throughout this special Sunday, there will be volunteers set up in the Commons area outside of the CLMC eager to share with you the many ways these missions can be supported. They will be available before the early services, between 10 and 11 a.m. and after the later services. We will also have a special session from 10 to 10:55 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall when speakers from various ministries will share the work that they do. Please make plans to visit both!
For more information, contact Frank Fisher at

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Registration

“Every child is a winner!”
The Upward Basketball slogan is a reminder that Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are returning to St James this fall.  Upward is about a lot more than dribbling, bounce passes, and cheers. It is one of the most intentional tools for helping us make disciples of Jesus Christ!


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.


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.

UMW Days for Girls Workshop

The United Methodist Women are collecting the follow items to support the Days for Girls Project.
  • Girls size underwear – Cotton, briefs size 8, 10 and 12
  • Gallon Zip Lock Freezer Bags (No sliders)
  • Washcloths
We also accept fabric donations – flannel and cotton fabric.
Please place donations in the Days for Girls bin outside Marianne’s office.
Days for Girls workshop will be held on Saturday, September 7th and 28th, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon.
Sewers and non-sewers are welcome. We will be working on bags for the Jamaica Mission Team to distribute.


Host a TGIW Dinner

Is your ministry team looking for a boost this winter/spring? Is your small group or Living Water class looking for a opportunity to serve together? Here is a way to promote your ministry, build team spirit, raise a little money, and serve your church community!
Consider preparing and serving a meal for the TGIW (Thank God It’s Wednesday) program! We generally serve about 75 meals each Wednesday evening beginning September 11th through November 20th. This opportunity is open to any ministry, small group, class, or mission team at St. James. If you are interested or want to know more, contact Paula at the church office (752-6154 or and schedule your Wednesday now!

SJUMC Food Pantry Needs Items

The St. James United Methodist Church Food Pantry
needs to be restocked with canned meat, canned fruit, and breakfast foods. Please consider donating canned ravioli and Spaghetti O’s, canned pears, peaches, and mixed fruit, as well as breakfast items of cereal, oatmeal, and grits. The pantry is also low on canned soups.
Deposit your donations in the bins outside of Marianne’s office.
For more information about stocking the food pantry, please contact Sarah Jane Taylor at Thank you!

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

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 or (252) 752-6154 or Janet Berry at

Meal Train Help Needed

Have you ever had a time when life was too hectic,
or when you were trying to cope with a difficult situation,
or when it felt like the best you could manage was to survive the day?
At times like that, we don’t have the time or the energy to fix meals for our family. You can help others facing such times by signing up to be a Meal Train Volunteer. Right now, St. James has four Meal Trains active and we could easily have more lined up—but we need you to help! You can sign up to cook and deliver a meal or to pick up something at a local restaurant to deliver.
Simply email or call Joyce Day at or 752-6154 to get added to the volunteer list. You will then be contacted via email whenever a new Meal Train becomes active. Go to the website link you receive and sign up to take a meal on a particular date. For more information, contact Joyce!