Jamaica Mission 2018 Team Now Forming

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Have you ever been on an International Mission Team?

Would you like to be part of sharing God’s love with people in Jamaica?

 

 

 

Come find out more of what’s happening in Jamaica at the

Jamaica Missions Informational Gathering
Sunday, September 10th at 4:00pm in the Conference Room.

 

You will learn about the projects that are ongoing in Jamaica. You will hear stories of some of the people whose lives have been changed as we live out the Gospel message. And you will learn how to be a part of a future team and what would be required from you. It is an experience you will never forget!

For more information, contact Chris Austin (safetyca@hotmail.com) or Jon Tart (jon.tart@motion-ind.com).
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Congregations For Children (C4C)

Make a difference in the lives of the students of Wahl-Coates and their families!
 
The school year is about to begin and we want them to know that we support them, pray for them, and celebrate with them the hopes and dreams of a new school year.
At Wahl-Coates Open House on Thursday, August 24th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, we will be offering free food, games and a lawn party atmosphere for the students and families that will be arriving. What a great way to celebrate the new school year!


Host a TGIW Dinner

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Is your ministry team looking for a boost this fall? Is your small group or Living Water class looking for a opportunity to serve together? Here is a way to promote your ministry, build team spirit, raise a little money, and serve your church community!
 
Consider preparing and serving a meal for the TGIW (Thank God It’s Wednesday) programs! We generally serve about 75 meals each Wednesday evening beginning September 6th. This opportunity is open to any ministry, small group, class, or mission team at St. James. If you are interested or want to know more, contact Dana at the church office (752-6154 or Dana@stjconnect.org) and schedule your Wednesday now!
 


Help Needed at the Information Desk

Help our guests and visitors feel welcome!
Greet your friends as they arrive for church.
 
Your help is needed to cover the Information Desk at the 8:45 am service. It is for a short time before and after the service. If you are interested in helping or desire more information, please contact Lynn Gammell at Lynngammell@gmail.com
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We also need help in The Commons area on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Alan Gill at Alan@stjconnect.org
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Bible Collection for Homeless Shelter

bibles.pile.jpgThe Bible Sunday School Class has been collecting Bibles for Community Crossroads, the homeless shelter. People using the shelter cannot believe that the Bibles are there for them to take as their own. We have so far taken about forty Bibles and now there are only three left for the residents there.
 
If you have any Bibles to donate, please take them to Room 22 or give them to Aaron Sampson. We will be taking Bibles continuously as they are donated.


Joy Soup Kitchen

 
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Over 100 hungry souls are fed each day at the Joy Soup Kitchen in Greenville.  The St. James United Methodist Women are responding to Jesus’ call to “feed the hungry” by providing the soup and sandwiches twice a month.  Won’t you be a part of this critical ministry?

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, we gather groceries and help make lunch for those at the Joy Soup Kitchen.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry team, please contact Ruth Ann Keyes (321-2950) or Judy Murad (756-3761).

 
 
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Kairos Prison Ministry

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Kairos Maury Prison Ministry

 
“… I was in prison and you visited me … just as you did it to one of the least of these … you did it to me.”    ~Matthew 25:36, 40

There is an exciting ministry in eastern North Carolina that helps us fulfill Jesus’ teaching.  It is the Kairos Maury Prison Ministry.  This is a volunteer driven, not for profit ministry that is striving to build a church behind the walls of Maury prison.  Their mission is “to share the transforming Love of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.”

You know, a person does not have to travel to Africa, India, or any third world nation in order to do mission work; there is mission work right here in eastern North Carolina.  There are a number of St. James members that would be happy to share their experiences with the Kairos Maury Prison Ministry.  If God is leading you to serve him in a new way this year, please contact us at kairosmaury@gmail.com.

 


Cell Phone Donations

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Are you getting a new cell phone?
The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence can use your old one.  For their clients, your old phone may be their only way to get help in an emergency.  The phones may be dropped off at the office at 150 E. Arlington Blvd. Suite D., 758-4000.

Call 758-4400 if you want more information about the services of the center.

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Thank you for your help!
 


Membership Care Opportunities

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The Membership Care Team invites you to join us as we reach out to our St. James family.  There are 3 areas in which we serve.  Please click here to read what we do and how you can get involved.