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!



First Chance for White Pants

mhfc logoIt’s that time of year again!  For the third year, “First Chance for White Pants” will be held at the Greenville Hilton on Thursday, May 31st, from 6 to 10 p.m.  This event 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 ( or 252-717-6505).
To order tickets, visit or contact Jennifer Cooper at 888.305.4321, ext. 305, or
Thanks so much for your support of Methodist Home for Children!

Ulster Project

The Ulster Project of Greenville is looking for a few good teens, ages 14-16, to host a teen from Londonderry/Derry Northern Ireland this summer from June 28-July 28. Teens will participate in peacemaking activities, service projects, cultural experiences and more.
Please contact Kellie Williams, 252-327-8990, for more information. You can also visit the website at:

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