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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!


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.

Advent Study

Senior Pastor Ben Alexander will present “Preparing for Christmas with the Church: An Advent Lectionary Bible Study.” The study will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on December 4, 11, and 18 in Ben’s office.
Participants will read the passages from the Bible selected for the Lectionary for the upcoming Sundays of Advent, following this schedule:

12/4 – Readings for the first and second Sundays of Advent
12/11 – Readings for the third and fourth Sundays of Advent
12/18 – Readings for Christmas Eve and the Sunday after Christmas
Childcare will be provided.
JUST ANNOUNCED!! – Our new Director of Children’s Ministries, Sara Chriscoe, will be offering a children’s advent study at the same time. Remember to register both you and your child for these Wednesday night studies!
      For Adult Class:
       For Children’s Class:
For more information, call the church office at 752-6154.

XYZ Christmas Party

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of the year again! Time for trees and lights. Time for gifts and family. And time for the XYZ Christmas Party!
Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner, sing Christmas carols, and join in the infamous Christmas gift rodeo at the:
XYZ Christmas Party
(for Kids 55 and older) Friday, December 6th at 12:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00/person
Everyone is asked to bring one or more small, inexpensive (less than $5) wrapped gift for the infamous Christmas Gift Rodeo!
Space is limited, so sign up early by clicking the button below.
For more information, contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or