AnnouncementsCurrent News and Announcements at St. James




Coming this Fall at St. James  …
We are excited to offer Realm – a new tool to connect you to your Church Community like never before.  Deepen your involvement and build stronger relationships using a simple, easy to use mobile app.  It’s kind of like Facebook without all the noise – connecting you directly to your St. James community.
Watch for more information this summer.

Spring Fling Applications

Applications for the 2020 Spring Fling funds are now available. These funds are available for charitable and/or benevolent institutions in Pitt County to provide for those in need by means of special projects other than routine operational expenses. Applications must be completed and submitted by August 30, 2019.

To download and print your application, click button below.
To request an application via email, or for more information, contact Chris Garcia at 252-752-6154

UMW Summer Reading Program Completion

The UMW Summer Reading Program is coming to a close. Please put your completed forms in the plastic container located in the Parlor by Monday, August 5th. Thank you for your participation!
If you have questions, contact Lynn Gammell at

Worship Schedule for July 2019

Multipurpose Room in the CLMC to Close in July: New Worship Schedule
The refinishing of the floor of the multipurpose room (the gym) in the CLMC is underway. Due to the extensive work of stripping and refinishing that is necessary, worship will not take place in the CLMC until August 4.

Here is the worship schedule for the rest of July:
July 21 – 9 a.m.: Contemporary service in the Sanctuary; 11 a.m.: Traditional service in the Sanctuary
July 28 – 9 a.m.: Contemporary service in the Sanctuary; 11 a.m.: Traditional service in the Sanctuary

The following Sunday School classes have been moved to the rooms listed below:
Faith Foundations: Room 24
Life Enrichment: Room 23
Seekers: the Retreat House
Women on the Way (WOW): Curriculum Library.
High School class: Youth Director’s office.
The Growing Together class will meet July 21 in the Conference Room.

Other classes and groups that are scheduled to meet in the CLMC classrooms after July 16 may want to find an alternative location, as the fumes from the resurfacing are very strong.
If you wish to schedule the use of another room, please contact Tyrone at 752-6154 or

Afterschool Driver Needed

afterschool bus
St. James Afterschool is looking for a van driver to transport children from school to St. James UMC. Hours are from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on weekdays. The driver needs to be 25 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be willing to complete a background check. Please contact Dana at 252-752-6154 or contact Dana at 252-752-6154 or

Youth Summer Schedule

Thank you for your patience as we transition youth leadership. We will continue to pursue a strong youth ministries program and work actively to maintain our commitment to improvement, community, and discipleship. We humbly ask that you will keep the members of the SPRC and this ministry in prayer as SPRC hires a new youth director. Volunteers are working closely with pastoral staff to maintain the summer experiences so special to the youth and the fellowship they share. Here are important upcoming dates:
July 22-27 is Annual Conference Session for Youth (ACS) at Methodist University. Please pray for the success of this event for high school students.
July 29-31 are the NEW dates for the Middle School Mission Trip. The change in date is to allow more time to plan in a way that best serves the community where we will be volunteering. Hurry, spots are limited. We are capping this trip at 10 students, so sign up now! Parents, please volunteer!
August 15-16 will be the Middle School Mystery Trip for youth who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Cost is $60 per participant. Register by July 31 by emailing Ben at or Catherine at
Save the date for Youth Kickoff on August 25 at 6 p.m. Youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to kick off the year in a messy way by participating in the St. James UMC Slime Olympics.
Look here for information to come about the Middle School Lock-In on September 13 and the Youth Council Election on September 29.
If you have questions or need further info, please contact Mark at or 252-752-6154.

SJUMC Food Pantry Needs Items

The St. James United Methodist Church Food Pantry needs to be restocked with breakfast foods. Please consider donating breakfast items of cereal, oatmeal, and grits.
Deposit your donations in the bins outside of Marianne’s office. Thank you!

Mission Mondays are back!

Mission Mondays are back this summer! Our first one will be Monday, June17 at 10:00am at the Town Commons. We will meet at Town Commons, pick up trash left from the previous night’s Sunday in the Park event, have some play time on the playground, and enjoy a picnic lunch! We will provide trashbags and hand sanitizer. Feel free to bring your own lunch, gloves, or any other trash collecting items that you wish to use! Parents or guardians are required to stay for Mission Mondays.

Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story: Summer Sermon Series

Our pastors will preach this summer on how our understanding of the New Testament can be enriched by the Old Testament stories that preceded them.  From Sunday, June 16, through Sunday, August 11, the pastors will examine parallel ideas from Scripture, such as:


St. James Preschool Openings

Fall registration for St. James Preschool filled quickly this year.  There are still a few openings especially in the MWF 3 year old class and the 4 day 4 year old class. If you would like to register or have any questions, please contact Dana Carpenetti at 252-752-6154 or