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!



Cypress Glen BBQ Plate Sale

Cypress Glen BBQ Plate Sale
Friday, September 7, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$10.00 per plate (on sale beginning August 6th)
Proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association supports our nation and community living with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia related diseases.
Tickets are available at the Cypress Glen Front Desk or by calling
252-830-0036. Cypress Glen is located at 100 Hickory Street, off of 5th Street across from Wahl-Coates Elementary School.
Delivery available to local Greenville businesses for orders of 10 or more plates with prior approval. Bake Sale Items and Beverages will also be available for purchase.

Building an Intentional Discipleship System

Local Lay Leaders, Laity, and Clergy of the Sound District,
Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” and our Methodist mission statement says, “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” but do you ever find yourself wondering how? The global nature of these statements beckons the question – “What can I do in my little corner of the world?” Thankfully, there’s a way to find out, and it’s coming soon.
We have the unique opportunity for lay and clergy alike to learn proven approaches to intentional discipleship formation from Dr. Phil Maynard, author of Shift: Helping Congregations Back Into the Game of Effective Ministry and Membership to Discipleship: Grow Maturing Disciples Who Make Disciples. The Sound District will be hosting this special workshop on Monday, August 27th from 10:00-3:30 at St. James UMC. It only costs $10 and includes lunch.
If you can’t make August 27th, there are three alternate dates and locations sponsored by the other districts in the NC Conference. Sign up for anyone which fits your schedule.
Friday, August 24 – Corridor and Fairway Districts: Aldersgate UMC, Durham
Saturday, August 25 – Capital and Heritage Districts: Garner UMC, Garner
Monday, August 27 – Beacon and Sound Districts: St. James UMC, Greenville
Tuesday, August 28 – Gateway and Harbor Districts: Chestnut Street UMC, Lumberton
Register here today to come and see how you can better fulfill this great commission!

Host a Foreign Exchange Student

It’s an opportunity that will change the life of a student and enrich your life! Greenheart Exchange, a Chicago based non-profit organization that sponsors and places high school exchange students with volunteer host families in the United States, is currently seeking host families for several 15-18 year old boys and girls from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hungary, Poland, Colombia, Brazil, and China among many others. We do our best to match students with host families based on similar hobbies and interests in order to ease the student’s transition into U.S. family life and culture.


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