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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.

Staff Updates

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that Sara Chriscoe will be joining our staff as the Director of Children’s Ministy.
Sara is a member of St James and has been an Assistant Teacher in our St. James Preschool this fall. She and her husband, Will, have two children in our Preschool program, Amelia and William. Sara plans to finish out this semester with her Preschool class while joining our staff on a part-time basis on December 1. She will move into her full time role as Director of Children’s Ministry in January.
Join SPRC in welcoming Sara to the St. James Staff!

Advent Devotional Guide

This year’s Advent Devotional Guide will be available Sunday, December 1. The guide offers a wonderful way to prepare our hearts and souls for Christmas and the coming of the Christ child. With daily devotional readings written by your fellow St. James members, the St. James Devotional Guide has become an Advent Season favorite. Pick yours up this Sunday at church!
Or if you would rather receive them in your email inbox as daily devotions every morning by 6:00 am., click the button below!


Christmas Poinsettias

Advent Honorariums, Memorials and Dedications
Honor a loved one this Advent Season by purchasing a $15 potted poinsettia in honor or in memory of them. We plan to use poinsettias to decorate the church for Advent. You will be able to pick up poinsettias after the Moravian Lovefeast service on December 15th. You may also make a contribution to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, given in honor or memory of a loved one. These funds assist people in need throughout the year. Forms are located at the Information Booths and will need to be returned to the church office by Monday, December 2.
Forms are available in the Church office, at the information booths, or by clicking here.

Honor Card – Community Crossroads Center

Annually, artist Bill Mangum creates a new painting that shares a subtle message about homelessness and serves both as an educational tool and fundraiser for the Community Crossroads Center.
This year’s Honor Card, entitled “I’ll Stand By You” is now available for purchase through Community Crossroads Center. By purchasing the Honor Card and mailing it to family and friends, you are giving a gift in their Honor to the Community Crossroads Center. Cards are available for a $5.00 minimum donation.   (click Read More to find out how to order cards)


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)


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 … )


Boston Butt for the Holidays


Too busy to cook during the holidays?

Or maybe just too worn out?


We can help!


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 …)


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.