Upcoming Events

Saint Nicolas by Benjamin Britten

Sunday, May 19th at 8:45 & 11:00 services

During the traditional worship services on May 19th, the St. James Chancel choir will present Benjamin Britten’s cantata Saint Nicolas. It is a story for all those who profess the Christian faith — a story of a life devoted to acts of service, generosity, and love. The cantata will be presented with Chamber Orchestra.

WOW (Women On the Way) Sunday Class – New Study

Continues Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Max Lucado’s Life Lessons from 2nd Corinthians will be the subject of the new study which began Sunday, May 12, in the Women on the Way (WOW) Sunday School Class. The Women on the Way (WOW) Sunday School class is a group for women that focuses upon issues of the heart through studies that will move you along on your journey with God. The class meets in Room 306 in the CLMC.

New Member Class Forming

Sunday, May 19th, Noon to 3:00 pm

The pastors cordially invite anyone thinking about becoming members of St. James to a one-session class on Sunday, May 19th. Sessions will be led by Pastors Ben Alexander and Mark Woods as well as lay leaders of St. James and Chris Garcia, director of Congregational Engagement. Please register today.

Holy Land 2020

Info Meeting on Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Thinking about or planning to go on a ten-day trip to the Holy Land, hosted by Pastor Mark Woods, leaving January 6, 2020? Please attend this meeting on Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

St. James Book Club

Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m.

A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler, will be the subject of that meeting’s discussion. In this novel of historical fiction, Fowler introduces the reader to Ava Smith Vanderbilt, a woman from a southern family made destitute by the Civil War. Ava marries into the wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilt family and eventually becomes a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. Come join us for some lively discussion.

Wednesday Women – New Study on Psalm 23

Continues Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:15 p.m.

In every scene, every single day of your life, God is with you—before you, beside you and behind you. The Shepherd is with you and loves you. Join Wednesday Women for Jennifer Rothschild’s study Psalm 23, The Shepherd With Me. The class begins May 15 and runs through June 26, 2019. It will be held at the Retreat House on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

New Sunday Study on Acts – Seekers Class

Begins Sunday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m.

The Seekers Class is starting a new 19-week study, “Acts of the Apostles,” on May 26. All are welcome to join the Sunday School class for the video- and discussion-based series that teaches about the formation of the New Testament church. Dr. Mickey Efird’s video discussion of Acts helps us to understand and apply the Biblical story to our own lives and the life of our churches.

Graduate Breakfast – Save the Date!

Sunday, June 2nd at 9:45 a.m.

We will honor our Graduating High School Seniors and their families with a Senior Breakfast and the graduating seniors will be presented at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am worship services that day.


Charge Conference

Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m.

This all-church business meeting will meet to affirm the work of the Lay Leadership Committee and vote to accept the slate of ministry leaders for 2019-2020. Everyone is invited.

To Mars and Beyond! – Vacation Bible School 2019

July 7 – 11, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Voyagers are invited on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them! Along the journey, Voyagers discover a new realm of possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God! Register your child today!