Reception for the Branch Family

On Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm, St. James will host a cook-out and reception to honor Johnny and Susan Branch.  As they prepare for retirement, we wish them well and reminisce on the many adventures we have had in ministry together!

There will be hot dogs and hamburgers and all the fixin’s.  The cook-out is free, but we ask that you RSVP and let us know how many to cook for!  Please call Dana at the church office (252-752-6154 or or fill in the reservation form below. Read more…

Staff Openings at St. James Preschool

The St. James Preschool has openings for Teachers and Assistants starting this fall. For information about the positions, please contact Kendyl Sisk, Preschool Director, at
(252) 752-6154 or

Global Leadership Summit 2017

Your influence matters.
Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools, and families. Would you be willing to join us for two days of world-class leadership training? The opportunity is ours right here in Greenville. Read more…

AGAPE Christmas Boxes

Give as Christ Gave to You – Project AGAPE
As Christ gave himself for us, we give ourselves for others. One way we do this is by remembering children who are less fortunate than us.

Thanks to NC Conference churches, over 3,000 Agape boxes were sent as Christmas presents for children in Armenia in 2016. Many went to immigrant children from war ravaged Syria.

YOU can be part of the Miracle! Read more…

Welcome to our new Staff Members

On Sunday, April 23rd, our Staff-Parish Relations Committee announced 2 new staff members that will begin in ministry with St. James this summer.
We welcome Abby Gillette as our new Director of Youth Ministries!  Abby and her husband Eric will be moving from Abilene, TX to join us in early June.  We look forward to welcoming them into the St. James community and we are excited about the inspiration, ideas, and passion that they bring!  Welcome Abby and Eric!
On July 1st, we will welcome our new Senior Pastor, Rev. Ben Alexander.  Ben will be coming from Pittsboro United Methodist Church where he has been serving since 2011. He and his wife Sarah have a six-year-old son, Thomas, a two-year-old daughter, Hope, and their first “child,” Donnie the dog!   Ben served as an Associate Pastor at Front Street UMC in Burlington.  A native of Chapel Hill, Ben is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (BA in History in 1999), and Duke Divinity School (MDIV in 2008).  In case you are wondering about his loyalties, his Duke Diploma is framed in a lovely shade of Carolina blue.  He loves reading, hiking, coffee, travel, and practical jokes.  We look forward to welcoming the entire Alexander family in July!

Summer Cleaning

We will have a large dumpster behind the CLMC from June 1st through June 16th for all groups and ministries to dispose of items that they do not need or are no longer using. This is part of a church wide clean-up of rooms, storage areas, and especially the mezzanine. If you need further information, please contact Don Harvey by calling the Church at 752-6154 or email at
Thanks in advance for your help with this project.
God deserves our best!  Let’s work together to make St. James look its best.

Adult Classes – Summer 2017

summer_3913cLooking for ways to keep learning this summer?

Summertime is more laid back and relaxed for most of us, so what a great opportunity to spend time with God. Sign up for one of these study options today at or by calling the church office at 752-6154. Childcare may be available if requested two weeks ahead of time and if there is more than one family needing it.



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New Small Group Opportunity!

Our schedules seem to be getting more and more hectic.  Even so, many of us want to stay on track with our spiritual journeys and keep our relationship with God strong and growing.  How do we do that along with everything else that Bible Study Groupfills our calendars?  

St. James is developing neighborhood small groups to help fill this need, and we are now looking for folks willing to host such a group in your home for at least the first two months as these new groups get launched. Read more…

Congregations For Children (C4C)

At St. James, we have a unique opportunity to reach out to our neighbors by participating in the classrooms at Wahl-Coates Elementary School.  Are you ready to help?

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
We also need help in The Commons area on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Alan Gill at