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New Studies Now Online (& Some Old Standbys, too!)

To keep us connected and growing in faith, several new studies are available online.
 
NOTE:THIS IS A WORKING LIST; PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 

Better: A Study of Hebrews

Written to those tempted to return to the familiar paths of dead ritual, Hebrews calls us to fix our gaze instead on the resurrected Christ as we run the race set before us.  In Him alone we have hope and salvation.  He alone is the radiance of the glory of God.  In Him alone we have access to God the Father.  He alone is better.

 

In this 10-session Bible study, you will:

  • Explore how the entirety of Scripture points to Jesus Christ.
  • Discover the hope of the new covenant in Christ.
  • Learn how to study the Bible verse by verse, growing in your understanding of who Christ is.

 

The group will meet by Zoom on Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30am, beginning on June 17.  Nicole Franklin will facilitate the class. 

 

For more information, email Nicole at nicole.f.franklin@gmail.com

 
 
 
Sunday School Classes
 
Sunday School classes are continuing to meet online.  The classes will still meet on Sundays, usually at 10 a.m. 
 
The Seekers class will begin a study of the film “Just Mercy” for discussion starting on Sunday, June 21.  Participants are encouraged to view the film before class on Sunday.  Several video platforms are offering the movie for free during the month of June.  Class members also keep connected with weekly devotions and discussions and prayer requests online.  To join, email Lora Joyner at lcjoyner90@gmail.com
 
The Faith Followers class is studying  Less Fret, More Faith: An 11-Week Action Plan to Overcome Anxiety, a Max Lucado e-book.  To join this study via Zoom, email Sarah Jane Taylor at sjtaylor1971@yahoo.com
 
The Faith Foundations class has moved to Zoom.  On June 14, the class began a study on the Book of Daniel, Spiritual Living in a Secular World.  To join them, email Artie Rogers at jartierogers@gmail.com
 
The Life Enrichment class also meets on Zoom, beginning a study of Max Lucado’s Facing Your Giants: God Still Does the Impossible.  To join them, email Jerry Mills at jerrym218@gmail.com
 
The Women on the Way (WOW) class has weekly check-ins via Zoom at 11:30 a.m.  Members of the class share prayer concerns and praise reports.  They take turns leading a meditation at the beginning of each class For more information, email Laura Smith at lauralsmith@suddenlink.net
 
The Bible Study class is now meeting online through Zoom, continuing their study of Paul’s letters.  They are currently examining 2 Timothy.  To join them, email Aaron Sampson at aaronroxy@gmail.com
 
The Growing Together class has moved to Zoom, with children invited to their Sunday sessions.  It will be a time to reconnect, not to do a study at this time.  To join them, email Spencer Letchworth at spencerletchworth@hotmail.com
 
The Story class meets online through Zoom and on June 14 began a study of the stories of the Book of Genesis: God’s creation, Adam and Eve in the Garden, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark, God’s promise, the tower.  To join the class, email Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org
 


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?
 
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Prayer Requests

Do You Have a Prayer Request?
We have prayer warriors who want to pray for you. These prayer boxes are available for you to place your prayer requests. Your prayer requests will be shared first with the clergy and then, unless you note otherwise, with our church prayer team. One prayer box is located in the Christian Life Ministries Center lobby and one in the Sanctuary lobby. Prayer is a powerful tool for dealing with the struggles of life. We simply need to let our requests be known.
 
                     
                  Sanctuary Prayer Box                  CLMC Prayer Box


Lost and Found

 
Did You Know?

St. James has a Lost & Found. We store lost items that we have found in the workroom across from Marianne’s office. Look in the corner behind the folding machine for lost sweaters, jackets,

and coats. Look in the small box on the counter for lost glasses, small umbrellas, and other miscellaneous items.

 
 


Children’s Community Garden

The Children’s Ministry Team is pleased to announce that we have a new, children’s community garden behind the church along 8th Street next to the Scout Hut. The four beds and two benches were built by member Pierce Harner as part of his Eagle Scout Project.  It is our hope that these gardens will produce vegetables which we can donate to our own church food pantry. If anyone is interested in helping maintain these gardens, please contact Sara Chriscoe: sara@stjconnect.org

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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.


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 joyce@stjconnect.org 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!


Bible Collection for Homeless Shelter

bibles.pile.jpgThe Bible Sunday School Class has been collecting Bibles for Community Crossroads, the homeless shelter. People using the shelter cannot believe that the Bibles are there for them to take as their own. We have so far taken about forty Bibles and now there are only three left for the residents there.
 
If you have any Bibles to donate, please take them to Room 22 or give them to Aaron Sampson. We will be taking Bibles continuously as they are donated.


Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos

Kairos Maury Prison Ministry

 
“… I was in prison and you visited me … just as you did it to one of the least of these … you did it to me.”    ~Matthew 25:36, 40

There is an exciting ministry in eastern North Carolina that helps us fulfill Jesus’ teaching.  It is the Kairos Maury Prison Ministry.  This is a volunteer driven, not for profit ministry that is striving to build a church behind the walls of Maury prison.  Their mission is “to share the transforming Love of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.”

You know, a person does not have to travel to Africa, India, or any third world nation in order to do mission work; there is mission work right here in eastern North Carolina.  There are a number of St. James members that would be happy to share their experiences with the Kairos Maury Prison Ministry.  If God is leading you to serve him in a new way this year, please contact us at kairosmaury@gmail.com.