Attention, Christmas Carolers!
(those who can sing plus those who love to sing):
St. James United Methodist Church is creating teams of carolers this Advent season
to visit our homebound members on Sunday, December 9, from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

We want children and adults, altos and tenors, basses and off-keys.
In other words, we want anyone who wants to bellow out some holiday favorites
for the delight and joy of others.

Please contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or email her at
We need your help in getting organized, getting folks excited and ready,
and in keeping us from getting too far off key.

Angel Tree

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2018 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!
The Angel Tree can be found in the Fellowship Hall beginning November 14th. Please select the angels, purchase the gifts and bring them to the Fellowship Hall by Wednesday, December 12th.
Thank you St. James!
The 2018 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


Christmas Poinsettias


We plan to use 50 poinsettias to decorate the church for Advent. You will be able to pick up poinsettias after our Moravian Lovefeast service on Sunday, December 16th. Please fill out a form and return it with your payment to the church office by Monday, December 3rd. Forms can be found at the Information Booths or the church office.
You may also make a contribution to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, given in honor or memory of a loved one. These funds assist people in need throughout the year.
Forms are available in the Church office, at the information booths, or by

Night to Shine

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, 2018, 537 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers!
Visit the Night to Shine website to see the pictures and hear the stories of the many lives
that were touched last year. Read more…

Surviving the Holidays

GriefShareChristmas_logoHas the death of a loved one stolen the Merry from your Christmas?

No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, your memories may still make the holidays a painful time.

You don’t have to get through this season alone. GriefShare’s “Surviving the Holidays” workshop can help.



Sunday, November 18, 2018
12:30-2:30 p.m.


St. James Retreat House
2000 E. 5th St.
Greenville, NC


To learn how to get through the holiday season and
come out on the other side another step closer to healing –
an opportunity to receive support and encouragement from others who are dealing with grief
during this holiday season and to learn some helpful tips for surviving the holidays.


Register by contacting Joyce Day at 752-6154 or


There is a cost of $5.00/person.
Lunch is provided.

Thanksgiving Service

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 118:1
God has indeed blessed us in so many ways! And we want to take a moment in our busy lives, to say “Thank you”. Join us as we praise our great God as ONE Church!
The youth of St. James United Methodist Church will lead the Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m. in the CLMC. All are invited to attend. Holy Communion will be served.
Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 pm
in the Christian Life Ministries Center


Dr. Norman Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School, will lead an evening of food and conversation in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 17. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. His lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required.  Click on the button below or call the church office (252-752-6154) to register.
Registration has concluded for this event.
Contact the church if you have any concerns or questions.
Dr. Wirzba focuses on understanding and promoting practices that can equip both rural and urban church communities to be more faithful and responsible members of creation. His current research is centered on a recovery of the doctrine of creation and a restatement of humanity in terms of its creaturely life.
Professor Wirzba wrote The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age and Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, among many other books.

Beach Weekend

St. James Youth will be having a weekend at the beach.
Leaving 8:00 am on Saturday, October 13th.
We will be spending the day hanging out with other youth kids from our district.
Returning Sunday, October 14th, to be back between 2:30 and 3:30 pm.
(NOTE:  There will be no Youth Gathering on Sunday, October 14th)
Sign up here!

Come out and enjoy the great food and fellowship at TGIW!

Wednesday night activities begin this week!  It all starts at 5:15 pm with a delicious meal prepared by one of our ministry teams.  Children’s activities begin at 6:00 pm, and Adult classes begin at 6:00, 6:15, or 6:30 pm depending on the class.  ConneXion music rehearsal begins at 7:00 pm and the Chancel Choir at 7:15 pm.
The last TGIW for 2018 will be this Wednesday, November 14th.  Look for the Wednesday night activities to begin again in the new year on Wednesday, January 9th!