Community Events

A list of upcoming events from the friends of St. James.  We hope that you take advantage of and enjoy the many opportunities available to us in the Pitt County area!



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.


Blood Drive

C’mon!  We know you’ve got it in you!



There is Power in the Blood.

St. James is hosting a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. You can put the power of your faith into action and help save a life!

The Blood Drive will be in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 18th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. To schedule an appointment visit and use the sponsor code “St. James UMC”
The Red Cross is also looking for volunteers to help with the event.
Volunteers can work for one or more hours in the canteen, as a monitor, or as a greeter.
To help, please contact Tyrone at 252-752-6154 or

Blood.  It’s in you to give.

Honor Card Event – Community Crossroads Center

Please join us & Help Support the Needy & Homeless in our Community by attending the unveiling of artist William Mangum’s
Community Crossroads Center Honor Card Reveal Villedge Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar 207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 5:30 – 7:00 pm
For more information about the honor card, please visit No Ticket is needed, but please RSVP to Or call 252-752-0829.
By purchasing the Honor Card and mailing it to family and friends, you are giving a gift in their Honor to Community Crossroads Center.
Please join us on the 13th of November or visit our website at to purchase Honor Cards or make a donation.

Volunteer with 3HC

3HCareWanted – Ordinary people of all ages with an extraordinary love & concern for others to contribute to the well being of our community one patient, one family at a time.  Become a 3HC Hospice Volunteer!

Hospice Volunteers can:
– Offer comfort, companionship, and spiritual support to patients.
– Offer respite & support for family members by running errands, shopping, cooking, or doing chores giving the family a break.
– Provide support to grieving families by assisting with support groups and assisting with bereavement mailings.
– Assist staff at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in various roles, including answering phones or delivering meals.
– Get involved with the agency’s fundraising efforts.
– Volunteer at Wings Camp for Grieving Children & help children learn skills to deal with grief.
Training is provided for all volunteers.

For more information on the volunteer opportunities in our community, please contact Cyndi Shimer at (919) 583-1741 or

Volunteer with AseraCare

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity that makes a
difference in someone’s life?
Consider volunteering with AseraCare.
Everyone has a talent to give or a gift to share.  If you’re interested in touching the lives of others, consider becoming a hospice volunteer for AseraCare.  We are looking for compassionate, reliable volunteers who are willing to provide a listening ear to our patients.  It’s that easy to make a difference in someone’s life!
talking with elderly man.
At AseraCare, our volunteers assist by visiting with patients and their families, providing brief periods of time off for family caregivers, offering bereavement support to the family, assisting clerical staff, and aiding in public relations and community outreach.  The patients and families we serve are enduring tremendous physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.  The fellowship and compassion provided by our volunteers is an invaluable resource, and the experience is rewarding and fulfilling for all parties involved.
If you would like more information, please contact Almanda Fulcher, the Volunteer Coordinator, at AseraCare at her office, 756-3803, or on her cell, (336) 583-5438, or at