Easter Donations

On Easter Sunday, April 1st, our bulletins will contain a listing of special donations “in honor of” or “in memory of” loved ones of this congregation.  This is a wonderful way to honor the saints that have gone before us as we look forward to the time that we will see them again on that great resurrection day!  If you would like to have a loved one listed in the bulletin, please fill out the dedication form (available in the church office or download one here) and return it to the church office by Sunday, March 18th.

We will not be purchasing Lilies again this year to decorate the Sanctuary. Instead, these donations will be used for the Altar Guild fund to supply altar flowers throughout the year in the Sanctuary and the CLMC.

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 2017. Many went to immigrant children from war ravaged Syria.

YOU can be part of the Miracle! Read more…

Congregations For Children (C4C)

St James UMC has been partnering with our neighbor, Wahl Coates Elementary School, since April. We have done some amazing work with God’s help. But there is continued work to do. We need your help. There are several different areas that the congregation of St James can be a part of this very important mission: Read more…


For Lent this year, we’re going to try a little something different. Instead of offering our traditional devotional guide, we have produced what we call a “dare”-votional. Each day, we will read a brief scriptural quotation that will come with a simple challenge. Our hope is that over the course of these 40 days (not counting Sundays), our church community will rise to the challenge of living more deeply into our faith through our actions.
You can pick up your “Dare”-votional at the church, or sign up for the daily email version by clicking on the button.

If you are the social media type, we’d encourage you to share your Lenten Journey via #Darevotional and #StJamesUMCgvegas – hashtags are designed to help each other connect with what we have shared on social media. When clicked, you can see every post and picture posted with that hashtag, making it easier to see and encourage each other’s goals. Remember to put the pound sign (#), with no spaces, and most of all, have fun…we dare you!

Devotional Guide needs Your Story

As previously announced, St. James will publish an Easter-Pentecost Devotional Guide. It will be available on Palm Sunday, March 25. Readings will begin on Holy Thursday, March 29, and run through Pentecost Sunday, May 20. The Guide will include Easter Sunday (April 1), the seven Sundays of Easter, and Ascension Thursday, May 10. It will be quite an undertaking —
53 days of devotions!
Please consider participating in this ministry by writing a devotion. Guidelines are now available by clicking here or at the church and from Chris Garcia (christian.garciapubco@gmail.com).
If you need the encouragement and guidance to write a devotion and inspire your fellow members of St. James, Chris will hold a few writers’ workshops on Wednesday nights during Lent: February 21, February 28, and March 7.
The deadline for writers to get their devotions to Chris Garcia will be Sunday, March 11. THANK YOU!

College Scholarships


There are a number of foundations that offer annual scholarships to graduating High School Seniors from the St. James community.  To receive one of these scholarships, a student must apply and be accepted by the scholarship committee.  The applications for College Scholarships are now available in the Church Office or online by clicking here.

RFL Bracelets

The St. James’ Relay for Life Team have beautiful anchor bead bracelets for sale just in time for Christmas!  They would make a prefect Christmas gift! The bracelets are $15 each.
Contact Linnley Cox (252-327-8675 or linncoxot@yahoo.com) or Lora Joyner (252-531-7481 or lora.joyner@suddenlink.net) to get yours today!

Our Core Values

St. James is a large church. There are many activities, events, groups, ministries, and gatherings going on all the time. But at the core of all these things, are the values and ethics that we hold dear. They are what inspire us to do all of these things. They are our core values. This is who we are. Read more…

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.