Wills and Estate Planning

Wills and Estate Planning
October 29, 2018, 5:30 pm
Fellowship Hall

Close up of a Family Estate planning document with writing hand

Join us for food, fellowship and a time to explore God’s word on life and death. We will learn about the importance of wills and estate planning and how to see it as a form ofBiblical Stewardship. Our guests will be Rev. Lynn Benson, Director of Legacy Giving at the United Methodist Foundation and Charlotte-Anne Alexander, from Colombo Kitchen Attorneys. Please contact Marianne Leventry at 252-752-6154 or Marianne@stjconnect.org to register. Childcare will be provided upon request.

UMW Fall Bazaar

IMG_0545_smSt James’ UMW Fall Bazaar

Save the date!  The UMW is excited to host the Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 27, 2018. If you want to contribute, it’s time to start crafting, baking and freezing food items and collecting White Elephant items!  We have workshops going on now; watch for more dates!


Frances Cain 50 Years of Ministry

50 years of ministry! In some ways that doesn’t seem like a very long time, but when you start to think about it … 50 years ago, we had never tasted a Big Mac. We had never heard the Beatles’ “White Album”. We had no idea what a ziploc bag was, or had ever sat in a bean bag chair. We had never eaten at Red Lobster, and we had never heard of a CD, or a DVD, or HD, or even OCD. So much has changed in 50 years!
But in the last 50 years, there has been one thing that has remained constant – the music ministry of our own Frances Cain!
This October marks the 50th year of ministry for Frances and we want to celebrate her contribution to St. James. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 21st, when we will have a reception for Frances and Bill Cain beginning at 12:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
If you would like to contribute to a love gift for Frances, please bring it to the church office before Monday, October 15th. (Note that your donation is a gift to Frances Cain, and not a gift to the church. Therefore the donation will not be tax deductible.)

Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Burnout What is It?  How do we recognize it?  What can we do about it?
Join us for an informative session and discussion with Dr. Lara Surles, Geriatric Specialist
St. James United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall Sunday, September 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
For more information and to register contact Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or (252)752-6154

Middle School Lock-In

Are you ready for an over night at the church filled with fun games,
fellowship, and worshiping Jesus?  This is the place to sign up!
Middle School Lock-In Begins Friday, September 21st at 8:00 pm
We go until we drop!
If your student is in 6th-8th grade, sign them up!  If your student is in 9th-12th grade, no worries!  They can still help with the lock-in.  Adult volunteers are needed as well.
If you have questions or need more info, contact Abby (752-6154 or Abby@stjconnect.org).

TGIW Begins this Week!

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.
Make your dinner reservation here:
View the many class offerings and register for one here:

UMW Fall Bazaar Workshop

Come join us as we prepare the beautiful items to sell at our Fall Bazaar.

Craft Workshops
Every Thursday until October 27th
9:30 am to 12 noon

The UMW Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, and now is the time to begin working on all those hand-crafted items! 

Come enjoy the fellowship and help prepare Christmas items for the Fall Bazaar.
We meet in Room 21. Please bring wire cutters & gloves to help construct the light balls.
For more information, contact Becky Brittle (252-321-0858 or becky.brittle@yahoo.com)
or Faye Armstrong (252-355-2863 or fayearmst@aol.com)