e-Newsletter 06-22-17


This Week at

“Follow Jesus … Love Others … Change the World”

 

It’s almost here!!

VBS 2017 – Hero Central!

 

We are going on some awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes!

We are seeking to discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.

 

We’ll have epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help us all discover our strength in God! Be a part of Hero Central – Vacation Bible School 2017!

 

It all happens July 9 – 13, 2017.

Parents and friends – we need your help as well. Click on the button above to be a hero and volunteer for this awesome week!

 

Check out some of the fun we’re gonna have:

 

 

Did you know that St. James had a facebook group?

Click here to visit us.

 

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.

 

Jarvis Memorial UMC and Practicon are co-sponsoring a live simulcast of the 2017 Global Leadership Summit on August 10-11 to be held at Jarvis Memorial UMC. We will hear from an amazing list of speakers sharing their wisdom and success while meeting with other leaders and church members from the greater-Greenville area.

 

 

 

 

 

Because St. James is partnering with Jarvis & Practicon to help bring this event to Greenville, we are able to offer a reduced rate of $99/person (if you register by 6/27) or $129/person for the 2-day event. To register, go to http://stjconnect.org/global-leadership-summit-2017/ and use the priority code SPC17 to receive the discounted price.

 

The Global Leadership Summit is a unique blend of vision, inspiration, and practical skills you can immediately apply. This is a great event for church members in active ministry, for leaders of local businesses, and for anyone who desires to better their influence in their day-to-day world. You can leverage the skills you learn at the Summit to grow your leadership and influence to help transform our community!

 

We hope you can come this Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm
Cook-out and reception to honor

Johnny and Susan Branch

for their years of ministry with St. James and to wish them well in retirement.

 

Reservations have closed, but we won’t turn anyone away!  We’re cooking lots of hot dogs and hamburgers so come out and join us on Saturday.

 

 

The next St. James Adventurers’ trip will be to a baseball game in Kinston.  On June 27 the Down East Wood Ducks will play Winston-Salem.  The tickets are $8. However if you have a Food Lion MVP card you can get two tickets for the price of one.

 

We will gather at the church and leave at 5:45 pm.  Please sign up by June 22 <- That’s TODAY! To sign up, you can either contact Dana at the church office (752-6154 or Dana@stjconnect.org) or click on the button below.

If you need more information, please contact Anne or Scott Heritage at heritagea@ecu.edu or 756-5838.

 

The St. James Adventurers is a new multi-generational ministry that coordinates events/trips to nearby locations where we can explore the wonders of God’s creation.
Come join us on our next trip!

 

 

We do Operation Christmas Child boxes at Christmas time, but here is an opportunity to bring joy and support to children in the middle of the year!

Project AGAPE — ministry to Armenia and to some of our most desperate Christian brothers and sisters — is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church in a joint effort with the Armenian Apostolic Church.

YOU can be part of the Miracle!

 

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.

We will be collecting boxes again this summer. Please bring them to the Fellowship Hall stage before June 30th. See the instructions on filling a box for Project Agape at https://nccumc.org/outreach/project-agape/

 

Additionally, churches donated $1,000 to the AGAPE Cattle Project to buy a cow for an immigrant family, supplying the family with milk and enabling the family to become self-sufficient. Other cash donations help pay salaries for AGAPE staff in Armenia, office and transportation expenses for Christian relief response, and salary support for a priest and doctor in Berdzor … one of the most impoverished places on earth. A donation of $100, or whatever you can afford, will make a big difference. Thank you for your support!

Please make checks payable to:
NC Conference—Project AGAPE
100% of your gift goes to the ministry.

 

 

Summer is finally here! And many of us are on the move with Vacations and Recreation. We hope that your summer is an enjoyable and relaxing time, but that it is also a time of continuing our spiritual practices of worship, prayer, and giving. These practices bring us closer to God and to each other.

To make it more convenient while we are all on the move this summer, St. James offers online giving. Please visit www.stjconnect.org and click on the Online Giving graphic. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Marianne at 752-6154 or Marianne@stjconnect.org.

Enjoy your summer!

 

 

The Joel Team is a leadership group of church members that acts as an advisory board to the Pastoral staff at St. James UMC. We have been working to identify and clarify the Core Values of the St. James community as part of a strategic envisioning process. Our core values are the constant, passionate beliefs that empower and guide us in ministry. We are seeking to answer the question: “Why do we do what we do?”

 

The Joel Team has identified six core values for our community. Click here to read the descriptions of the St. James Core Values.  We welcome your feedback. Please contact Alan Gill at the church, 752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org.

 

 

 

Our Record of Faithfulness

 

 

 

2017 Mission & Ministry Budget         $1,714,426.86
Weekly Contributions for 6/18/17           $ 26,339.00

2017 YTD Contributions                      $ 758,352.67
     (45% of Annual Budget received)
2017 YTD Disbursements                    $ 654,975.64
Year to date Income over Expenses     $ 103,377.03
(Prepaid pledges of $84,494.78 are included In Yearly contributions)

 

Building Disciples Loan balance    $2,972,796.44
Needed weekly for loan payment             $ 4,500.00
Contributions for week of 6/18/17            $ 7,040.00
Difference ( 157% of weekly total)         $ 2,540.00

 

 

This Sunday

This Sunday we welcome Abby Gillette and her husband Eric.  Abby will be joining us as our new Director of Youth Ministries!

 

 

At 8:45 am and 11:00 am

     in the Sanctuary –

“What Troubles You, Hagar?”

Genesis 21:8-21 &

    Matthew 10:24-39

Rev. Mark Woods

 

At 9:00 am and 11:11 am

     in the CLMC –

“Easy-to-Follow Directions”

1 Corinthians 13

Rev. Johnny Branch

 

 

 

St. James UMC website:

www.stjconnect.org

 

Calendar:

St. James Calendar

 

Questions?

info@stjconnect.org

 

Coming Events

 

This Saturday!

 

Reception for Johnny and Susan Branch – Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm.  RSVP here …

 

St. James Adventurers to Baseball Game – Tuesday, June 27th.  more…

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Vacation Bible School 2017 – July 9-13.  Register here…

 

Meet the Alexander Family – Reception on Sunday, July 16th at 4:00 pm.  more…

 

Summer High School Youth Mission Trip to Windsor, NC – July 16th – 22nd.  more…

 

Global Leadership Summit 2017 – Thursday & Friday, August 10-11.  more…

Missions &  Opportunities

 

Project AGAPE – Ministry to Armeniaclick here for information on Christmas Boxes.

 

All-Church Clean-Up – Summer Cleaning at St. James.  more…

 

 

Congregations For Children (C4C) – Volunteer help needed at Wahl-Coates School.  more…

 

Help Our Guests Feel Welcome – Volunteer at the Information Desk.  more…

 

 

Neighborhood Groups – Join or create a small group in your neighborhood.  more…

 

Collecting Bibles for Homeless Shelter click here for more information.

 

 

 

Honor Your Loved Ones with Flowers on the Altar – Click here for more information.

 

 

Kairos Maury Prison Ministry – Help build a church behind the walls.  more…

 

Food Pantry Donations Needed.

Click here to find out more.

 

For additional mission opportunities, click here to visit the website.

 

 

Newsletter Prayer List

 

Please be in prayer for these members of the St. James family:

Joyce LaMotte, Charles Molnar, Cathy Leventry, Sam Stephenson, Patti Frank

 

These people are prayed for every week by the St. James Prayer Ministry Team and in countless ways by the St. James congregation.  If you would like prayers for you or a loved one, please call the church office (752-6154) to be added to this Prayer List.  Names will remain on this list for 30 days.  If further prayers are desired following that time, please call again.

 

 

This week’s Special Prayers for some of our homebound members:

Katherine Brannon, Dorothy Briley, Martha Coffman, Chuckie Edwards, and Jack and Lucy Fenton.

 

Sympathy is extended to Christian and Jenny Porter and family on the death of Jenny’s father, Collice C. Moore, who passed away June 16th.

 

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Clyde E. Pridgen II who passed away June 17th.

 

Please keep these loved ones in your prayers.

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

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 Preschool@stjconnect.org.

 

 

 

UMW! The summer is here and there are many great books in the Parlor for the Reading Program. Please go by and get a program sheet, choose one that you can complete by August, relax and READ! You do not need to be a UMW member to participate, we would love to have you join us. Please give your completed sheet to Lynn Gammell.

 

 

 

 

 

Making the Invisibles Visible

Amexcan Inc. asks you to donate long-sleeved clothing, personal protective equipment, hats and gloves to local farm workers.
Donations can be dropped off at their office from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 261 Belvoir Hwy, Greenville, NC.

 

For more information about Amexcan, Inc. please contact us at amexcan@amexcannc.org or call 252.757.3916, or follow us on social media.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with Vidant Home Health and Hospice

Vidant Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers in the Pitt County area. We have an increasing need for compassionate individuals whom are willing to provide support to patients and their families at the end of life. As a volunteer, you will be able to give back to the community, in an emotionally rewarding way.

Opportunities include:

  • Direct Support: Offering Companionship: Friendly visits to provide some special attention, a listening ear, and a comforting presence.
  • Respite Care: Respite care is an opportunity for the caregiver to have a break and still be assured their loved one is safe.
  • Indirect Support: Providing support in our offices or at the Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice.

Training is provided. To schedule a presentation about our volunteer program or to sign up as a Vidant Home Health and Hospice Volunteer please contact Angelina Brittle at 252-847-1236 or email Angelina.brittle@vidanthealth.com.

 

 

June is Men’s Health Month

On Tuesday, June 27th at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church located at 107 Louis Street in Greenville, Life Line Screening will offer area residents an opportunity to do something that could possibly impact their lives and/or prevent serious disability by identifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. CALL TODAY- 1-888-653-6450

 

PREVENTIVE Health Screenings are very important! Every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke and yet 80% of strokes are PREVENTABLE! The 1st step is TAKING CONTROL. With more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year, and 800,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

 

Stroke can happen to anyone at any age so it’s good to know risk factors and signs of stroke. Please share the video below with everyone you care about, everyone you love (young and old).  Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxAMJQIPFY

 

These affordable screening tests are conducted by experienced professional sonographers using sophisticated Doppler ultrasound technology. A Board Certified physician licensed in your state reviews all of the results before they are sent to individual screening participants within 21 days. Our mission is to make people aware of potentially serious conditions that are difficult to detect in routine check-ups. These tests go beyond regular annual check ups and empower customers and their physicians with data for medical management.

 

RealLifeHardings.com

 

Do you feel the Lord calling you to help our brothers and sisters in foreign lands?

Do you want to share the love of Jesus, but don’t want to travel to Africa

Help support the Harding Family as they travel to tell the world of God’s love and the saving power of Jesus!

 

 

 

 

Click here to hear how this Greenville family is called to a missionary life and how we can help them!

 

 

Do you have an event or ministry that you would like to include in this newsletter
or to promote to the St. James family?

 

You can enter the information online at the St. James website (click here!) at your convenience.  We will collect the announcements and distribute them in the newsletters, bulletins and on the announcement screens before worship!

 

 

St. James United Methodist Church

2000 E. Sixth St.

Greenville, NC  27858

(252) 752-6154

info@stjconnect.org

www.stjconnect.org



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 Dana@stjconnect.org) or fill in the reservation form below. Read more…


Staff Openings at St. James Preschool

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 Preschool@stjconnect.org.


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!


e-Newsletter 06-14-17


This Week at

“Follow Jesus … Love Others … Change the World”

 

Congregations For Children (C4C) Celebrated the End of the School Year with Teachers and Staff from Wahl-Coates Elementary

 

On the last day of school, the C4C volunteers at St. James hosted a luncheon for the Teachers and Staff at Wahl-Coates Elementary School.  This was our way of saying “thank you” for all they do for the children in our community!

(Do they look happy that the school year is over?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in helping St. James build a relationship with Wahl-Coates and other schools in our community, click here for more information.

 

 

Did you know that St. James had a facebook group?

Click here to visit us.

 

 

We do Operation Christmas Child boxes at Christmas time, but here is an opportunity to bring joy and support to children in the middle of the year!

Project AGAPE — ministry to Armenia and to some of our most desperate Christian brothers and sisters — is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church in a joint effort with the Armenian Apostolic Church.

YOU can be part of the Miracle!

 

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.

We will be collecting boxes again this summer. Please bring them to the Fellowship Hall stage before June 30th. See the instructions on filling a box for Project Agape at https://nccumc.org/outreach/project-agape/

 

Additionally, churches donated $1,000 to the AGAPE Cattle Project to buy a cow for an immigrant family, supplying the family with milk and enabling the family to become self-sufficient. Other cash donations help pay salaries for AGAPE staff in Armenia, office and transportation expenses for Christian relief response, and salary support for a priest and doctor in Berdzor … one of the most impoverished places on earth. A donation of $100, or whatever you can afford, will make a big difference. Thank you for your support!

Please make checks payable to:
NC Conference—Project AGAPE
100% of your gift goes to the ministry.

 

 

VBS 2017 – Hero Central!

 

We are going on some awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes!

We are seeking to discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.

 

We’ll have epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help us all discover our strength in God! Be a part of Hero Central – Vacation Bible School 2017!

 

It all happens July 9 – 13, 2017.

Parents and friends – we need your help as well. Click on the button above to be a hero and volunteer for this awesome week!

 

 

We hope you can come on Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm
Cook-out and reception to honor

Johnny and Susan Branch

for their years of ministry with St. James and to wish them well in retirement.

 

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 Dana@stjconnect.org) or click below to make a reservation.

 

 

The next St. James Adventurers’ trip will be to a baseball game in Kinston.  On June 27 the Down East Wood Ducks will play Winston-Salem.  The tickets are $8. However if you have a Food Lion MVP card you can get two tickets for the price of one.

 

We will gather at the church and leave at 5:45 pm.  Please sign up by June 22. Invite a friend. To sign up, you can either contact Dana at the church office (752-6154 or Dana@stjconnect.org) or click on the button below.

If you need more information, please contact Anne or Scott Heritage at heritagea@ecu.edu or 756-5838.

 

The St. James Adventurers is a new multi-generational ministry that coordinates events/trips to nearby locations where we can explore the wonders of God’s creation.
Come join us on our next trip!

 

Summer is finally here! And many of us are on the move with Vacations and Recreation. We hope that your summer is an enjoyable and relaxing time, but that it is also a time of continuing our spiritual practices of worship, prayer, and giving. These practices bring us closer to God and to each other.

To make it more convenient while we are all on the move this summer, St. James offers online giving. Please visit www.stjconnect.org and click on the Online Giving graphic. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Marianne at 752-6154 or Marianne@stjconnect.org.

Enjoy your summer!

 

 

Summer Youth Mission to Windsor, NC

The summer mission trip for Youth has been set for July 16 to 22. We will be traveling to Windsor, NC to join in the ongoing work of the flood relief project.

There are still spots available on the team if you would like to participate – please contact Jon Murray right away. The cost for the mission trip is $25 per person. Additional details will be shared at the meeting.

 

Camp Connect

Camp Connect for Middle Schoolers will be Sunday, June 18th through Thursday, June 22nd.  You don’t want to miss THE event of the summer!  Registration is now open at www.mycampconnect.com

 

Serving/Donation Opportunities

Camp Connect would never happen without our adult volunteers and servants providing supplies and their precious time. Prayerfully consider how God might be calling YOU to help this year. Then follow the link below to see the many ways you can serve or donate. Let us work together to show these young people how much they are loved!

SERVE / DONATE HERE

 

The Joel Team is a leadership group of church members that acts as an advisory board to the Pastoral staff at St. James UMC. We have been working to identify and clarify the Core Values of the St. James community as part of a strategic envisioning process. Our core values are the constant, passionate beliefs that empower and guide us in ministry. We are seeking to answer the question: “Why do we do what we do?”

 

The Joel Team has identified six core values for our community. Click here to read the descriptions of the St. James Core Values.  We welcome your feedback. Please contact Alan Gill at the church, 752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org.

 

 

 

Our Record of Faithfulness

 

 

 

2017 Mission & Ministry Budget         $1,714,426.86
Weekly Contributions for 6/11/17           $ 17,813.34

2017 YTD Contributions                      $ 712,013.67
     (42% of Annual Budget received)
2017 YTD Disbursements                    $ 620,842.35
Year to date Income over Expenses      $  91,171.32
(Prepaid pledges of $84,494.78 are included In Yearly contributions)

 

Building Disciples Loan balance    $2,972,796.44
Needed weekly for loan payment             $ 4,500.00
Contributions for week of 6/11/17               $ 345.00
Difference ( 8% of weekly total)          ($ 4,155.00)

 

 

This Sunday

This Sunday our Pastoral Staff and many lay members will be attending the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  On Sunday, they will be participating in worship at the Greenville Convention Center.  For all the local churches in our conference (including St. James) the worship will be led by lay people of the church.

 

At 8:45 am and 11:00 am

     in the Sanctuary –

“Our Steadfast God”

Matthew 28:16-20 &

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Donnie Bunn

 

At 9:00 am and 11:11 am

     in the CLMC –

“Under Construction”

Philippians 1:3-11 &

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Alan Gill

 

 

 

St. James UMC website:

www.stjconnect.org

 

Calendar:

St. James Calendar

 

Questions?

info@stjconnect.org

 

Coming Events

 

Camp Connect for Middle Schoolers – June 18-22.  more…

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Reception for Johnny and Susan Branch – Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm.  RSVP here …

 

St. James Adventurers to Baseball Game – Tuesday, June 27th.  more…

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Vacation Bible School 2017 – July 9-13.  Register here…

 

Summer High School Youth Mission Trip to Windsor, NC – July 16th – 22nd.  more…

Missions &  Opportunities

 

 

Camp Connect Serving Opportunities – How to donate and serve for Camp Connect, June 18-22.  more…

 

All-Church Clean-Up – Summer Cleaning at St. James.  more…

 

 

Congregations For Children (C4C) – Volunteer help needed at Wahl-Coates School.  more…

 

Help Our Guests Feel Welcome – Volunteer at the Information Desk.  more…

 

 

Project AGAPE – Ministry to Armeniaclick here for information on Christmas Boxes.

 

Neighborhood Groups – Join or create a small group in your neighborhood.  more…

 

Collecting Bibles for Homeless Shelter click here for more information.

 

 

 

Honor Your Loved Ones with Flowers on the Altar – Click here for more information.

 

 

Kairos Maury Prison Ministry – Help build a church behind the walls.  more…

 

Food Pantry Donations Needed.

Click here to find out more.

 

For additional mission opportunities, click here to visit the website.

 

 

Newsletter Prayer List

 

Please be in prayer for these members of the St. James family:

Joyce LaMotte, Charles Molnar, Cathy Leventry, Sam Stephenson, Patti Frank

 

These people are prayed for every week by the St. James Prayer Ministry Team and in countless ways by the St. James congregation.  If you would like prayers for you or a loved one, please call the church office (752-6154) to be added to this Prayer List.  Names will remain on this list for 30 days.  If further prayers are desired following that time, please call again.

 

 

This week’s Special Prayers for some of our homebound members:

Katherine Brannon, Dorothy Briley, Martha Coffman, Chuckie Edwards, and Jack and Lucy Fenton.

 

Please keep these loved ones in your prayers.

 

 

We welcomed Christopher and Tammi Ellis as new members on June 11th at the 11:00 am service.  Chris and Tammi transferred from Dunlap UMC in Elkhart, IN.

 

 

Announcements

 

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 Preschool@stjconnect.org.

 

 

Annual Conference 2017

From June 16 to 18, our clergy staff and a group of St. James members will congregate at the Greenville Convention Center with other United Methodists to participate in the North Carolina Annual Conference for the United Methodist Church. Please pray that God will be glorified and that our church leadership continues to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

This year, the conference wants to invite YOU to be a part of it! It will be held at the Greenville Convention Center and is scheduled over a weekend instead of the usual mid-week dates.  Bishop Hope Ward explained that the decision to move to a weekend format is to make the events “more accessible” for those who work during the week. Come out and be a part of it if you can!

 

Please note that there will be limited staff present at the church from June 16-18. Please call the church in case of an emergency and we will contact the appropriate Pastor or staff person.

 

 

 

UMW! The summer is here and there are many great books in the Parlor for the Reading Program. Please go by and get a program sheet, choose one that you can complete by August, relax and READ! You do not need to be a UMW member to participate, we would love to have you join us. Please give your completed sheet to Lynn Gammell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with Vidant Home Health and Hospice

Vidant Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers in the Pitt County area. We have an increasing need for compassionate individuals whom are willing to provide support to patients and their families at the end of life. As a volunteer, you will be able to give back to the community, in an emotionally rewarding way.

Opportunities include:

  • Direct Support: Offering Companionship: Friendly visits to provide some special attention, a listening ear, and a comforting presence.
  • Respite Care: Respite care is an opportunity for the caregiver to have a break and still be assured their loved one is safe.
  • Indirect Support: Providing support in our offices or at the Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice.

Training is provided. To schedule a presentation about our volunteer program or to sign up as a Vidant Home Health and Hospice Volunteer please contact Angelina Brittle at 252-847-1236 or email Angelina.brittle@vidanthealth.com.

 

 

June is Men’s Health Month

On Tuesday, June 27th at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church located at 107 Louis Street in Greenville, Life Line Screening will offer area residents an opportunity to do something that could possibly impact their lives and/or prevent serious disability by identifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. CALL TODAY- 1-888-653-6450

 

PREVENTIVE Health Screenings are very important! Every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke and yet 80% of strokes are PREVENTABLE! The 1st step is TAKING CONTROL. With more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year, and 800,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

 

Stroke can happen to anyone at any age so it’s good to know risk factors and signs of stroke. Please share the video below with everyone you care about, everyone you love (young and old).  Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxAMJQIPFY

 

These affordable screening tests are conducted by experienced professional sonographers using sophisticated Doppler ultrasound technology. A Board Certified physician licensed in your state reviews all of the results before they are sent to individual screening participants within 21 days. Our mission is to make people aware of potentially serious conditions that are difficult to detect in routine check-ups. These tests go beyond regular annual check ups and empower customers and their physicians with data for medical management.

 

RealLifeHardings.com

 

Do you feel the Lord calling you to help our brothers and sisters in foreign lands?

Do you want to share the love of Jesus, but don’t want to travel to Africa

Help support the Harding Family as they travel to tell the world of God’s love and the saving power of Jesus!

 

 

 

 

Click here to hear how this Greenville family is called to a missionary life and how we can help them!

 

 

Do you have an event or ministry that you would like to include in this newsletter
or to promote to the St. James family?

 

You can enter the information online at the St. James website (click here!) at your convenience.  We will collect the announcements and distribute them in the newsletters, bulletins and on the announcement screens before worship!

 

 

St. James United Methodist Church

2000 E. Sixth St.

Greenville, NC  27858

(252) 752-6154

info@stjconnect.org

www.stjconnect.org



e-Newsletter 06-08-17

This Week at

“Follow Jesus … Love Others … Change the World”

 

 

The next St. James Adventurers’ trip will be to a baseball game in Kinston.

On June 27 the Down East Wood Ducks will play Winston-Salem.

The tickets are $8. However if you have a Food Lion MVP card you can get two tickets for the price of one.

Also it is taco night, so tacos are $1 each.

 

We will gather at the church and leave at 5:45 pm.

Please sign up by June 22. Invite a friend. To sign up, you can either contact Dana at the church office (752-6154 or Dana@stjconnect.org) or click on the button below.

If you need more information, please contact Anne or Scott Heritage at heritagea@ecu.edu or 756-5838.

 

The St. James Adventurers is a new multi-generational ministry that coordinates events/trips to nearby locations where we can explore the wonders of God’s creation.
Come join us on our next trip!

 

Did you know that St. James had a facebook group?

Click here to visit us.

 

We hope you can come on Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm
Cook-out and reception to honor

Johnny and Susan Branch

for their years of ministry with St. James and to wish them well in retirement.

 

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 Dana@stjconnect.org) or click below to make a reservation.

 

It will be a fun and celebratory evening (and it won’t just be the hot dogs that will be roasted!) If you would like to be part of a thank you video for Johnny and Susan or if you would like to share a story about your experiences with the Branch family, please contact Alan Gill at the church (252-752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org) to arrange a time to record it. Or record it and email it to him.

 

All are invited!

 

Worship Survey

This is the last week of opportunity to complete a survey on the worship at St. James.  There are paper Surveys available in the Commons and the Narthex, or you can enter yours online by clicking the button below.  The surveys will only be collected through this Sunday, June 11th.

We invite EVERY PERSON in your household 12 yrs or older who attends worship to fill out a copy of the survey. Please only one per person.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

VBS 2017 – Hero Central!

 

We are going on some awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes!

We are seeking to discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.

 

We’ll have epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help us all discover our strength in God! Be a part of Hero Central – Vacation Bible School 2017!

 

It all happens July 9 – 13, 2017.

Parents and friends – we need your help as well. Click on the button above to be a hero and volunteer for this awesome week!

 

 

 

Summer Study Offerings

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 stjconnect.org 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.

 

Contemplating Prayers
Meeting Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Led by Joyce Day.

 

The Book of Jonah
This class has been  filled.  Meeting Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class will begin on June 21 and finish up on July 19.  Led by Mark Woods.

 

Letters of Love and Unity
This 11-week study will start on Wednesday, June 14. Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Led by Marianne Leventry.

 

Wednesday Women
Meeting in the Retreat House, Wednesday evenings 6:15 – 7:45; June 7, 14, 28, July 5, 12, 26.  Led by Edie Snider

 

 

Summer Youth Mission to Windsor, NC

The summer mission trip for Youth has been set for July 16 to 22. We will be traveling to Windsor, NC to join in the ongoing work of the flood relief project.

There are still spots available on the team if you would like to participate – please contact Jon Murray right away. The cost for the mission trip is $25 per person. Additional details will be shared at the meeting.

 

Camp Connect

Camp Connect for Middle Schoolers will be Sunday, June 18th through Thursday, June 22nd.  You don’t want to miss THE event of the summer!  Registration is now open at www.mycampconnect.com

 

Serving/Donation Opportunities

Camp Connect would never happen without our adult volunteers and servants providing supplies and their precious time. Prayerfully consider how God might be calling YOU to help this year. Then follow the link below to see the many ways you can serve or donate. Let us work together to show these young people how much they are loved!

SERVE / DONATE HERE

 

The Joel Team is a leadership group of church members that acts as an advisory board to the Pastoral staff at St. James UMC. We have been working to identify and clarify the Core Values of the St. James community as part of a strategic envisioning process. Our core values are the constant, passionate beliefs that empower and guide us in ministry. We are seeking to answer the question: “Why do we do what we do?”

 

The Joel Team has identified six core values for our community. Click here to read the descriptions of the St. James Core Values.  We welcome your feedback. Please contact Alan Gill at the church, 752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org.

 

 

Summer is finally here! And many of us are on the move with Vacations and Recreation. We hope that your summer is an enjoyable and relaxing time, but that it is also a time of continuing our spiritual practices of worship, prayer, and giving. These practices bring us closer to God and to each other.

To make it more convenient while we are all on the move this summer, St. James offers online giving. Please visit www.stjconnect.org and click on the Online Giving graphic. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Marianne at 752-6154 or Marianne@stjconnect.org.

Enjoy your summer!

 

 

 

Our Record of Faithfulness

 

 

 

2017 Mission & Ministry Budget         $1,714,426.86
Weekly Contributions for 6/4/17             $ 35,595.25

2017 YTD Contributions                      $ 694,200.33
     (41% of Annual Budget received)
2017 YTD Disbursements                    $ 610,830.79
Year to date Income over Expenses       $ 83,369.54
(Prepaid pledges of $84,494.78 are included In Yearly contributions)

 

Building Disciples Loan balance    $2,972,796.44
Needed weekly for loan payment             $ 4,500.00
Contributions for week of 6/4/17              $ 3,463.33
Difference (77% of weekly total)         ($ 1,036.67)

 

 

This Sunday

 

At 8:45 am and 11:00 am

     in the Sanctuary –

“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”

Matthew 28:16-20 &

    Genesis 1 – 2:4

Rev. Mark Woods

 

At 9:00 am and 11:11 am

     in the CLMC –

“What and Why”

Matthew 28:16-20

Rev. Johnny Branch

 

 

 

St. James UMC website:

www.stjconnect.org

 

Calendar:

St. James Calendar

 

Questions?

info@stjconnect.org

 

Coming Events

 

New Summer Study for Women – Begins Sunday, June 4th at 9:55 am.  more…

 

 

Camp Connect for Middle Schoolers – June 18-22.  more…

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Reception for Johnny and Susan Branch – Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm.  RSVP here …

 

St. James Adventurers to Baseball Game – Tuesday, June 27th.  more…

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Vacation Bible School 2017 – July 9-13.  Register here…

 

Summer High School Youth Mission Trip to Windsor, NC – July 16th – 22nd.  more…

Missions &  Opportunities

 

 

Camp Connect Serving Opportunities – How to donate and serve for Camp Connect, June 18-22.  more…

 

All-Church Clean-Up – Summer Cleaning at St. James.  more…

 

 

Congregations For Children (C4C) – Volunteer help needed at Wahl-Coates School.  more…

 

Help Our Guests Feel Welcome – Volunteer at the Information Desk.  more…

 

 

Project AGAPE – Ministry to Armeniaclick here for information on Christmas Boxes.

 

Neighborhood Groups – Join or create a small group in your neighborhood.  more…

 

Collecting Bibles for Homeless Shelter click here for more information.

 

 

 

Honor Your Loved Ones with Flowers on the Altar – Click here for more information.

 

 

Kairos Maury Prison Ministry – Help build a church behind the walls.  more…

 

Food Pantry Donations Needed.

Click here to find out more.

 

For additional mission opportunities, click here to visit the website.

 

 

Newsletter Prayer List

 

Please be in prayer for these members of the St. James family:

Joyce LaMotte, Eleanor Cherry, Charles Molnar, Cathy Leventry, Sam Stephenson, Patti Frank

 

These people are prayed for every week by the St. James Prayer Ministry Team and in countless ways by the St. James congregation.  If you would like prayers for you or a loved one, please call the church office (752-6154) to be added to this Prayer List.  Names will remain on this list for 30 days.  If further prayers are desired following that time, please call again.

 

 

This week’s Special Prayers for some of our homebound members:

Wade and Dorothy Harmon, Dolly Pack, Maxine Anderson, and Peggy Fulcher

 

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Leslie L. Turner, Sr.  who passed away May 26th.

 

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Dolly Pack who passed away May 29th.

 

Please keep these loved ones in your prayers.

 

 

 

Announcements

 

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 Preschool@stjconnect.org.

 

 

Annual Conference 2017

From June 16 to 18, our clergy staff and a group of St. James members will congregate at the Greenville Convention Center with other United Methodists to participate in the North Carolina Annual Conference for the United Methodist Church. Please pray that God will be glorified and that our church leadership continues to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

This year, the conference wants to invite YOU to be a part of it! It will be held at the Greenville Convention Center and is scheduled over a weekend instead of the usual mid-week dates.  Bishop Hope Ward explained that the decision to move to a weekend format is to make the events “more accessible” for those who work during the week. Come out and be a part of it if you can!

 

Please note that there will be limited staff present at the church from June 16-18. Please call the church in case of an emergency and we will contact the appropriate Pastor or staff person.

 

 

 

UMW! The summer is here and there are many great books in the Parlor for the Reading Program. Please go by and get a program sheet, choose one that you can complete by August, relax and READ! You do not need to be a UMW member to participate, we would love to have you join us. Please give your completed sheet to Lynn Gammell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Men’s Health Month

On Tuesday, June 27th at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church located at 107 Louis Street in Greenville, Life Line Screening will offer area residents an opportunity to do something that could possibly impact their lives and/or prevent serious disability by identifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. CALL TODAY- 1-888-653-6450

 

PREVENTIVE Health Screenings are very important! Every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke and yet 80% of strokes are PREVENTABLE! The 1st step is TAKING CONTROL. With more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year, and 800,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

 

Stroke can happen to anyone at any age so it’s good to know risk factors and signs of stroke. Please share the video below with everyone you care about, everyone you love (young and old).  Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxAMJQIPFY

 

These affordable screening tests are conducted by experienced professional sonographers using sophisticated Doppler ultrasound technology. A Board Certified physician licensed in your state reviews all of the results before they are sent to individual screening participants within 21 days. Our mission is to make people aware of potentially serious conditions that are difficult to detect in routine check-ups. These tests go beyond regular annual check ups and empower customers and their physicians with data for medical management.

 

RealLifeHardings.com

 

Do you feel the Lord calling you to help our brothers and sisters in foreign lands?

Do you want to share the love of Jesus, but don’t want to travel to Africa

Help support the Harding Family as they travel to tell the world of God’s love and the saving power of Jesus!

 

 

 

 

Click here to hear how this Greenville family is called to a missionary life and how we can help them!

 

 

Do you have an event or ministry that you would like to include in this newsletter
or to promote to the St. James family?

 

You can enter the information online at the St. James website (click here!) at your convenience.  We will collect the announcements and distribute them in the newsletters, bulletins and on the announcement screens before worship!

 

 

St. James United Methodist Church

2000 E. Sixth St.

Greenville, NC  27858

(252) 752-6154

info@stjconnect.org

www.stjconnect.org



St James Adventures

IT IS FELLOWSHIP TIME!
IT IS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP TIME!
IT IS MULTI-GENERATION CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP TIME!
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
 

The next St. James Adventurers’ trip will be to a baseball game in Kinston.  On June 27th the Down East Wood Ducks will play Winston-Salem.  We will gather at the church and leave at 5:45 pm.

Read more…



e-Newsletter 06-01-17


This Week at

“Follow Jesus … Love Others … Change the World”

 

Mission Celebration with Emily Westbrook

One of our own, Emily Westbrook, has recently returned from her mission work abroad. Come hear where she was able to share God’s love and the many people she met along the way as she shares her adventures during her “gap” year.

 

Mission Celebration
Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm
Fellowship Hall

 

Did you know that St. James had a facebook group?

Click here to visit us.

 

VBS 2017 – Hero Central!

 

We are going on some awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes!

We are seeking to discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.

 

We’ll have epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help us all discover our strength in God! Be a part of Hero Central – Vacation Bible School 2017!

 

It all happens July 9 – 13, 2017.

Parents and friends – we need your help as well. Click on the button above to be a hero and volunteer for this awesome week!

 

 

We will honor our Graduating High School Seniors and their families with a Senior Breakfast on This Sunday, June 4 @ 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall. Graduating seniors will be presented at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am worship services that day and are asked to wear their graduation regalia.

 

 

Summer Youth Mission to Windsor, NC

The summer mission trip for Youth has been set for July 16 to 22. We will be traveling to Windsor, NC to join in the ongoing work of the flood relief project.

There are still spots available on the team if you would like to participate – adults and youth.

We will have an informational meeting on Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 pm in the Youth Living Water Classroom prior to our Gathering Cookout at 6:00. Please make plans to attend. The cost for the mission trip is $25 per person. Additional details will be shared at the meeting.

 

Camp Connect

Camp Connect for Middle Schoolers will be Sunday, June 18th through Thursday, June 22nd.  You don’t want to miss THE event of the summer!  Registration is now open at www.mycampconnect.com

 

Serving/Donation Opportunities

Camp Connect would never happen without our adult volunteers and servants providing supplies and their precious time. Prayerfully consider how God might be calling YOU to help this year. Then follow the link below to see the many ways you can serve or donate. Let us work together to show these young people how much they are loved!

SERVE / DONATE HERE

 

You Are Invited!

Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm
Cook-out and reception to honor

Johnny and Susan Branch

for their years of ministry with St. James and to wish them well in retirement.

 

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 Dana@stjconnect.org) or click below to make a reservation.

 

 

It will be a fun and celebratory evening (and it won’t just be the hot dogs that will be roasted!) If you would like to be part of a thank you video for Johnny and Susan or if you would like to share a story about your experiences with the Branch family, please contact Alan Gill at the church (252-752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org) to arrange a time to record it. Or record it and email it to him.

 

All are invited!

 

 

 

Summer Study Offerings

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 stjconnect.org 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.

 

Contemplating Prayers
Meeting Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Led by Joyce Day.

 

The Book of Jonah
This class has been  filled.  Meeting Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class will begin on June 21 and finish up on July 19.  Led by Mark Woods.

 

Letters of Love and Unity
This 11-week study will start on Wednesday, June 14. Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Led by Marianne Leventry.

 

Wednesday Women
Meeting in the Retreat House, Wednesday evenings 6:15 – 7:45; June 7, 14, 28, July 5, 12, 26.  Led by Edie Snider

 

Worship Survey

Help the Worship Committee better understand the worship life of St. James! There are Worship Surveys available in the Commons and the Narthex. Please take a few moments to answer the 14 questions and place the completed survey in the collection boxes by Sunday, June 11th. Or complete one online by clicking here or on the button below.  We invite EVERY PERSON in your household 12 yrs or older who attends worship to fill out a copy of the survey. Please only one per person.

 

Even if you are happy and completely satisfied with the worship experience at St. James, please fill out the survey!

 

Worship is such a vital part of the church. We want to hear from you so that together we can make it engaging and relevant to our congregation and our guests.

Thank you for your help!

 

 

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 fills 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. Click here to read more.

Or if you are interested in helping us launch a small group in your neighborhood, please contact Joyce Day at 252-752-6154 or joyce@stjconnect.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday

 

At 8:45 am and 11:00 am

     in the Sanctuary –

“One In the Spirit”

Acts 2:1-20 &

    1 Corinthians 12:3-13

Rev. Johnny Branch

 

At 9:00 am and 11:11 am

     in the CLMC –

“Fired Up!”

Acts 2:1-20

Rev. Joyce Day

 

 

 

St. James UMC website:

www.stjconnect.org

 

Calendar:

St. James Calendar

 

Questions?

info@stjconnect.org

 

Coming Events

 

Senior Breakfast – Sunday, June 4th at 9:45 am.  more…

 

 

New Summer Study for Women – Begins Sunday, June 4th at 9:55 am.  more…

 

Summer Youth Mission Info Meeting – Sunday, June 4th at 5:00 pm.  more…

 

Monthly Prayer Service – Sunday, June 4th at 6:30 pm.  more…

 

 

Mission Celebration with Emily Westbrook – Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm.  more…

 

Camp Connect for Middle Schoolers – June 18-22.  more…

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Reception for Johnny and Susan Branch – Saturday, June 24th at 5:00 pm.  RSVP here …

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Vacation Bible School 2017 – July 9-13.  Register here…

Missions &  Opportunities

 

 

Camp Connect Serving Opportunities – How to donate and serve for Camp Connect, June 18-22.  more…

 

All-Church Clean-Up – Summer Cleaning at St. James.  more…

 

 

Congregations For Children (C4C) – Volunteer help needed at Wahl-Coates School.  more…

 

Help Our Guests Feel Welcome – Volunteer at the Information Desk.  more…

 

 

Project AGAPE – Ministry to Armeniaclick here for information on Christmas Boxes.

 

Collecting Bibles for Homeless Shelter click here for more information.

 

 

 

Honor Your Loved Ones with Flowers on the Altar – Click here for more information.

 

 

Kairos Maury Prison Ministry – Help build a church behind the walls.  more…

 

Food Pantry Donations Needed.

Click here to find out more.

 

For additional mission opportunities, click here to visit the website.

 

 

Newsletter Prayer List

 

Please be in prayer for these members of the St. James family:

Joyce LaMotte, Eleanor Cherry, Sam Stephenson, Patti Frank

 

These people are prayed for every week by the St. James Prayer Ministry Team and in countless ways by the St. James congregation.  If you would like prayers for you or a loved one, please call the church office (752-6154) to be added to this Prayer List.  Names will remain on this list for 30 days.  If further prayers are desired following that time, please call again.

 

 

This week’s Special Prayers for some of our homebound members:

Wade and Dorothy Harmon, Dolly Pack, Maxine Anderson, and Peggy Fulcher

 

Please keep these loved ones in your prayers.

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Annual Conference 2017

From June 16 to 18, our clergy staff and a group of St. James members will congregate at the Greenville Convention Center with other United Methodists to participate in the North Carolina Annual Conference for the United Methodist Church. Please pray that God will be glorified and that our church leadership continues to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

This year, the conference wants to invite YOU to be a part of it! It will be held at the Greenville Convention Center and is scheduled over a weekend instead of the usual mid-week dates.  Bishop Hope Ward explained that the decision to move to a weekend format is to make the events “more accessible” for those who work during the week. Come out and be a part of it if you can!

 

Please note that there will be limited staff present at the church from June 16-18. Please call the church in case of an emergency and we will contact the appropriate Pastor or staff person.

 

 

St. James’ Core Values

The Joel Team has been working to identify and clarify the Core Values of the St. James community as part of a strategic envisioning process.  Our core values are the constant, passionate beliefs that empower and guide us in ministry. They answer the question: “Why do we do what we do?”  Click the link below to view our identified core values:

Core Values

The Joel Team welcomes your feedback. Please contact Alan Gill at the church, 752-6154 or Alan@stjconnect.org.

 

 

 

UMW! The summer is here and there are many great books in the Parlor for the Reading Program. Please go by and get a program sheet, choose one that you can complete by August, relax and READ! You do not need to be a UMW member to participate, we would love to have you join us. Please give your completed sheet to Lynn Gammell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Chance for White Pants

 

Benefiting Methodist Home for Children
A Dance Party with music by Liquid Pleasure
hors d’oeuvres & drinks
silent auction

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Hilton, Greenville, NC 6-10 PM​

To purchase tickets:
Visit mhfc.org or contact Jennifer Cooper at 888.305.4321, ext. 305 or jcooper@mhfc.org

 

“First Chance for White Pants” is a fun evening of great dance music, a silent and live auction and a short program about the work Methodist Home for Children does here in the Sound District and across North Carolina to serve and strengthen vulnerable children and families. We would welcome your help to make this event a success. What can you do?

1. Provide an item for our Silent or Live Auction.
2. Be a sponsor of the event at any level. This helps cover the cost of putting on the event. We appreciate gifts of any size!
3. Attend First Chance for White Pants and have a fun evening for a great cause!
4. Volunteer to help us in another way. Call Cindy Tripp for more information (ctripp@mhfc.org or 252-717-6505).

 

Thanks so much for your support of Methodist Home for Children!

 

RealLifeHardings.com

 

Do you feel the Lord calling you to help our brothers and sisters in foreign lands?

Do you want to share the love of Jesus, but don’t want to travel to Africa

Help support the Harding Family as they travel to tell the world of God’s love and the saving power of Jesus!

 

 

 

 

Click here to hear how this Greenville family is called to a missionary life and how we can help them!

 

 

Do you have an event or ministry that you would like to include in this newsletter
or to promote to the St. James family?

 

You can enter the information online at the St. James website (click here!) at your convenience.  We will collect the announcements and distribute them in the newsletters, bulletins and on the announcement screens before worship!

 

 

St. James United Methodist Church

2000 E. Sixth St.

Greenville, NC  27858

(252) 752-6154

info@stjconnect.org

www.stjconnect.org



Summer Youth Mission

The summer mission trip for Youth has been set for

July 16 to 22.  We will be traveling to Windsor, NC and staying in a United Methodist Church in Windsor.  The purpose of the trip is to join in the ongoing work of the flood relief project.

There are still spots available on the team if you would like to participate – adults and youth!
 
The cost for the mission trip is $25 per person.  For more information, please contact Jon Murray at revjon66@yahoo.com.