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!



Pursue the Passion

Rescued. Forgiven. Redeemed.
Pursue the Passion Women’s Conference
Featuring Jamie Ivey and special music by Meredith Andrews
February 22-23, 2019
Fri. 7-9 pm / Sat. 9 am – 12:30 pm
at Covenant Church, Winterville, NC


Better Marriages Getaway

A Couples Weekend Getaway
Montreat Conference Center
Montreat, NC
April 26, 27, & 28, 2019
Join us to Reach New Heights at this marriage enrichment experience in western North Carolina!
Attend workshops designed to help you meet the challenges that every marriage faces so that you can move onward and upward together. In the afternoon, soak up the timeless energy of the mountains together during the exclusive couples time. Then dine, dance, and connect with other couples while we “Play Some Mountain Music.”

Families and Substance Abuse

Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse (PCCSA) is hosting a panel discussion on Families and Substance Use. Join us on Thursday, January 24th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at St. James United Methodist Church. We will be discussing questions such as:
  • What are the risk factors for a substance use disorder?
  • How do I talk to my youth about prevention?
  • My friend’s teen is using, how do I support them?
  • My teen is in recovery, how do I unify our family?
For questions or more information, please contact us at

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.  Visit the Night to Shine website to see the pictures and hear the stories of the many lives that were touched last year.
You can be a part of the community that is bringing Faith, Hope and Love to children around the world. St. James has been selected as a location for the next Night to Shine event on February 8, 2019!


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