Throughout the summer we will have Youth hangout days on some Tuesdays from 2-4 pm. These will be on June 26th, July 3rd, 10th, and 31st.
For those returning home from college through the summer, we will have College hangout days as well, mostly on Thursdays. These are scheduled for June 28th, July 5th and July 12th.  Time and place TBD.

Youth Events – July

July 4th we will have a Freedom Fest. There will be a limited availability of 20. I will be creating a sign up genius for this as well. I encourage you to come out for food, fun on the water, and fireworks for youth of all ages!
July 8th-12th is the week of VBS and I know several youth always look forward to helping volunteer. I’m sure you could count this toward service hours, so contact Molly ( to let her know you and your student want to help!
July 15th-21st is our HS Mission trip to Houston. Registration for this is closed. For those of you who have signed up, We will have a meeting Thursday, June 28th at 7 pm to finish up paper work and meet everyone going on the trip with St. James.
Questions?  Contact Abby at 252-752-6154 or
For these trips and days, be sure to stay on top of sign up genius and our social media pages.

UMW Girls for Days Workshop

The United Methodist Women would like to thank all who have donated their time, talents and prayers to the Days for Girls Project. Thanks to the many donations we have sent 30 bags to Haiti and 100 bags will soon be delivered to Jamaica by the St. James Mission Team. We will begin preparing the bags for the Guatemala Team at our upcoming workshops. Please join us for the scheduled workshops listed below or if you would like to sew from home please contact Tammy Stephenson ( or 439-0599) for instructions.
We are still in need of donations:  small hotel size soap, wash cloths, girls size underwear briefs or hipsters size 8, 10 or 12 (dark colors). Please place donations in collection area outside Marianne’s office.
Workshop dates:
Saturday, June 23rd 9am to noon
Monday, July 2nd 1pm to 4 pm
Saturday, July 21st 9 am to noon
Saturday, July 28th 9 am to noon
Saturday, August 11th 9am to noon.
If you have questions please contact Tammy Stephenson at 327-0599 or

All-Church Charge Conference

st_james_unitedmethodist_church_smAll-Church Charge Conference

Sunday, June 24th at 12:15 pm


All members are invited to attend. We will meet in the Chapel following the morning services. The purpose of the Charge Conference is to approve the recommendations from the Nominations and Lay leadership Committee for the 2018-2019 year.

Wednesday Women Study

We’ve all got insecurities, flaws, and struggles that we are afraid to address. But if we can be brave enough to raise the questions, God will answer us. Angela Thomas speaks to participants about questions all of us have at one time or another. She looks boldly at some of the fears and struggles of life. She helps us see how, through Christ, we can be brave in the face of challenges.  Join Wednesday Women for
“Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask”.
Classes begin June 13 for six sessions, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm in the Retreat House. Edie Snider, leader.

Summer Study on Amos

Fire! Death! Pestilence! Swords! Violence!
No, this is not a Fox/CNN News Headline.
It is the start of a new study on the Prophetic book of Amos.
Come discover and discuss this small book of the Hebrew bible
(even if you have trouble finding it in the Bible).
Summer Study on the Book of Amos
Wednesday Evenings
June 13 – August 8  (no class on July 4 and 18)
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Room 23
Sorry.  This class is now full.

VBS Registration

Are your kids ready for an action-packed Vacation Bible School adventure?
This year we will setting out on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!
It’s Rolling River Rampage!
Along the river,we discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with us through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help us know that God is always with us as we ride the rapids of amazing grace!
July 8 – 12, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Register your child today by clicking the button below!
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is for children from 3 years old AND potty trained up to 5th grade.
Cost to attend is $10.00 per child. This fee is used to help with craft and food supplies.
Please register your children with the link below.  Then click the payment link to pay online.
(If payment is not made online, please be prepared to pay at registration on July 10th.
To inquire about scholarships, please contact Molly at the church – 752-6154 or
We are always in need of adult volunteers!
If you would like to be part of an exciting week in the lives of the children at St. James UMC,
click on the Register Your Child button above and volunteer!

Bridge Builder’s Small Group Study/Discussion Spring 2018 — “Why?”

When bad things happen, we want to know why. Why did it happen? Why did it happen to me? And perhaps the hardest question of all, if there really is a God who loves me, why did God let this happen?

When we lift our prayers to God, and no answer seems to come; when we earnestly seek to know the will of God for our lives, yet can’t seem to discern it; when God seems far away; where is God? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, why is finding and understanding God’s will so difficult at times?

Whether it is a major tragedy or the accumulation of the everyday struggles of life, we may end up struggling with our faith, becoming angry with God, or giving up on the idea of God completely.

Dealing with the “Why” questions isn’t easy. 
Join us for this 4-week study/discussion using Rev. Adam Hamilton’s book and small group study series “
Why? Making Sense of God’s Will”.


When: Wednesdays, May 23—June 13, 6:15-7:30 p.m.         
    For general information, please call Jim Hix at 756-2970 or email

Week 1: Why Do the Innocent Suffer?
Week 2: Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered?
Week 3: Why Can’t I See God’s Will for My Life?
Week 4: Why God’s Will Prevails.