UMW is the group of women in each congregation organized for mission. Each local and district unit relates directly to district and conference organizations of UMW and to the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries.


Angel Tree

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2019 St. James Angel Tree.
The Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for children who are in foster care through the Methodist Home for Children and placed in foster homes or group homes. Be the light of Hope for these children as they celebrate Jesus birth this Christmas!
Angel Tree angels will first be available at the Wednesday dinner being served by the UMW on Wednesday, November 20. We have 31 angels this year! Please choose your angel and provide your contact information.
Angels will also be available after the One Church service on November 24 in the CLMC lobby.
All gifts are due back to the Fellowship Hall by Tuesday, December 10, by 5:00 p.m. Gifts should be unwrapped and placed in a bag with the angel’s name and number on the bag. Bags will be picked up by UMCH social workers on Wednesday, December 11.
If you have any questions call Sharon Loy at 252-758-3284
Thank you St. James!
The 2019 St. James Angel Tree is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW).

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”  ~ Matthew 25:45


UMW Collection Items

The UMW is very appreciative of the soup labels collected the past few years, but as of right now we will no longer be collecting them. We will continue to collect the BOX TOPS for EDUCATION for the local schools, as well as eye glasses for the Lions Club. These items may be left in the Parlor.
If you give the box tops directly to a school, please submit the number so we can include yours on our Annual Report. Contact Judy Gray at 756-0907 for information.

How to Join UMW

Any woman is invited to join UMW. You don’t have to be a member of St. James UMC to attend a circle or join UMW. To join, all you have to do is attend a circle meeting. Information on meeting times and locations is found on the UMW website page. For additional information on joining or questions about circle activities and events, please contact Emily Heritage (321-1319) or Erin Passailaigue (347-8010). You may also contact one of the circle leaders as well. Contact information for circle leaders is found on the UMW website page under the section entitled “Circle Meeting Schedule.”
We look forward to getting to know you and welcome you to UMW!

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Circle Meeting Schedule
Circle               Meeting Time/Location                Circle Leader/Contact
Circle #1       1st Monday of every month           Jan Lamson  252-717-4404
                   12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall
Circle #2      1st Tuesday of every month             Joanne Askew  252-756-5601
                   12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall    Faye Armstong  252-355-2863
                   (bring your own sandwich)
Circle #3      1st Sunday of every month              Sarah Alexander  919-619-6232
                   6:00 pm at the Retreat House       Sarah Midgett  252-412-3182
Circle #4      1st Monday of every month             Linda McLane  252-355-6538
                   7:00 pm in the Parlor
Circle #5      1st Tuesday of every month               June Parker  252-341-9395
                   9:45 am in the Parlor                    Gloria Manning  252-758-2214