Welcome To St. James United Methodist Church

The Joel Team has been working to identify and clarify the Core Values of the St. James community as part of a strategic envisioning process.  Our core values are the constant, passionate beliefs that empower and guide us in ministry.  They answer the question: “Why do we do what we do?”
Click the link below to read the core values for St. James United Methodist Church.  The Joel Team welcomes your feedback.  Please contact Alan Gill at the church, 752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org.
Welcome New Staff Members!
On Sunday, April 23rd our Staff-Parish Relations Committee announced two new staff members that will be joining in ministry with St. James this summer.  We welcome Rev. Ben Alexander as our new Senior Pastor and Abby Gillette as our new Director of Youth Ministries.  Click here for more information,
Thank You from Johnny and Susan Branch!
Dear St. James Church Family,
What can we say to adequately express the gratitude we feel for your love, kindness, and support over the last ten years? You are an amazing congregation – always ready to support the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ. You always go the second mile to make sure that those that need help will have the care they need.
The Retirement Dinner was outstanding. Thank you to everyone that had a part in it. The table decorations were so pretty and the flower arrangements were lovely. The food was delicious. All of the “Roasters” were funny – even if Johnny had to wear a Carolina hat! The photo album and the “Duke blue” prayer shawl are priceless. Thank you to all of you that took time to attend the event and all of you that were there in spirit. Thank you for the many cards, well wishes, and the very generous love offering that you provided for us. We have not decided how we will use it, but we will put it to good use!
You are blessed with a fine ministry team of Ben Alexander, Mark Woods, and Joyce Day. They will lead you into the future. Expect greatness!
With our love,
Johnny and Susan
P.S. If anyone needs some Texas Pete, we’ll be glad to share!
Here is a typical Danny Shive / Johnny Branch moment ….
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To Find Information on this website:

You will find information on the website based on our Mission Statement to “Follow Jesus, Love Others, and Change the World” (see below for descriptions).  You will find registrations and materials for classes and events, audio files from our worship services, and a photo gallery in the “Registrations & Resources” section.  And make sure you check out the “Events” page to see what exciting things are coming up at St. James UMC!


Follow Jesus

In the “Follow Jesus” area, you will find programs and studies that help us learn about Jesus and his teachings and that encourage us to live by his example.  There are many opportunities for study at St. James – if you are wondering where to start, click on “A Place to Start” for an overview.


Love Others

The “Love Others” section presents opportunities to connect with others and serve one another at St. James.  These are ministry groups that are usually centered around some shared hobby or activity, but will always include fellowship  and friendship as a priority.


Change the WorldJesus commands us to go into all the world and make disciples.  In the “Change the World” section, you will find many opportunities to serve our community and take the message of Christ into our world.



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