Caroling

Attention, Christmas Carolers!
(those who can sing plus those who love to sing):
 
St. James United Methodist Church is creating teams of carolers this Advent season
to visit our homebound members on Sunday, December 9, from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

We want children and adults, altos and tenors, basses and off-keys.
In other words, we want anyone who wants to bellow out some holiday favorites
for the delight and joy of others.

Please contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or email her at joyce@stjconnect.org.
We need your help in getting organized, getting folks excited and ready,
and in keeping us from getting too far off key.
 


Angel Tree

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2018 St. James Angel Tree.
 
The Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for children who are in foster care through the Methodist Home for Children and placed in foster homes or group homes. Be the light of Hope for these children as they celebrate Jesus birth this Christmas!
 
The Angel Tree can be found in the Fellowship Hall beginning November 14th. Please select the angels, purchase the gifts and bring them to the Fellowship Hall by Wednesday, December 12th.
 
Thank you St. James!
The 2018 St. James Angel Tree is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW).
 

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”  ~ Matthew 25:45

 
 


#GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday.  And then there was Cyber Monday.
Now we can participate in Giving Tuesday on November 27th!

UMC #GivingTuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.  It offers the opportunity to start the holiday season by giving instead of receiving. Read more…



Christmas Poinsettias

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We plan to use 50 poinsettias to decorate the church for Advent. You will be able to pick up poinsettias after our Moravian Lovefeast service on Sunday, December 16th. Please fill out a form and return it with your payment to the church office by Monday, December 3rd. Forms can be found at the Information Booths or the church office.
 
You may also make a contribution to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, given in honor or memory of a loved one. These funds assist people in need throughout the year.
 
Forms are available in the Church office, at the information booths, or by
 
 


Night to Shine

 
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, 2018, 537 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers!
Visit the Night to Shine website to see the pictures and hear the stories of the many lives
that were touched last year. Read more…


Surviving the Holidays

GriefShareChristmas_logoHas the death of a loved one stolen the Merry from your Christmas?

No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, your memories may still make the holidays a painful time.

You don’t have to get through this season alone. GriefShare’s “Surviving the Holidays” workshop can help.

 

When:

Sunday, November 18, 2018
12:30-2:30 p.m.
 

Where:

St. James Retreat House
2000 E. 5th St.
Greenville, NC
 

Why:

To learn how to get through the holiday season and
come out on the other side another step closer to healing –
an opportunity to receive support and encouragement from others who are dealing with grief
during this holiday season and to learn some helpful tips for surviving the holidays.
 

How:

Register by contacting Joyce Day at 752-6154 or joyce@stjconnect.org
 

Cost:

There is a cost of $5.00/person.
Lunch is provided.
 


Thanksgiving Service

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 118:1
 
God has indeed blessed us in so many ways! And we want to take a moment in our busy lives, to say “Thank you”. Join us as we praise our great God as ONE Church!
 
The youth of St. James United Methodist Church will lead the Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m. in the CLMC. All are invited to attend. Holy Communion will be served.
 
 
Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 pm
in the Christian Life Ministries Center


Stewardship 2019 – This is WHY

 
For all the “WHY’S” that make St. James our spiritual home, it takes the “HOW” of your financial support to make it run! Please prayerfully discern your anticipated contributions for 2019 and return your commitment card by placing it in the offering plate, mailing it to the church office, 2000 E. 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858, Attention:Marianne Leventry, or press the button below to submit your commitment online.
 
 


Staff Updates

Thank You!
 
To the Members of St. James UMC, Thanks so much for the 50-year celebration party you gave me last week – it was great!! I especially appreciate the gift you gave me, your attendance, your kind words, and loyal support through the years. It is indeed a pleasure for me to be a part of the music ministry and staff at St. James – I love it!!
Thanks again for everything – and to God Be The Glory!!
Love,
Frances Cain
 
 
Raymond Perkins Retiring
For almost 13 years, the Christian Life Ministries Center and the surrounding facilities have been cleaned, repaired, and secured by our evening custodian, Raymond Perkins. He has set up the tables and chairs for every event; lined up hundreds of chairs for worship every week; and made sure the bathrooms were well stocked and sanitary. Raymond has made our lives easier and helped make our events a success. We are so grateful for the way he has served, and for the way he has become our friend and part of our family!
 
Raymond is retiring at the end of October (we won’t tell you his age – you wouldn’t believe it anyway) and our best wishes and prayers go with him! He hopes to spend some quality time with his family during these upcoming holidays. We will certainly miss him working at St. James, but he wants us to know that he will be staying here in Greenville and will look forward to seeing us on the Greenway or occasionally at church.
 
Thank you Raymond for a job well done! May God bless you in this next chapter of your life as you have blessed us these many years.
 
 


The Burn

 
Come to the Burn!  24 hours of continuous praise music!
 
Friday, November 9th, 7:00 pm
 
at Greenville Christian Fellowship on the corner of Evans and 14th. Pull into the parking lot on 14th Street and go in the door where the light is on.
 
 
Come when you can, stay as long as you like, leave with many blessings.