Congregations For Children (C4C)

Make a difference in the lives of the students of Wahl-Coates and their families!
The school year is about to begin and we want them to know that we support them, pray for them, and celebrate with them the hopes and dreams of a new school year.
At Wahl-Coates Open House on Thursday, August 24th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, we will be offering free food, games and a lawn party atmosphere for the students and families that will be arriving. What a great way to celebrate the new school year!
At St. James, we have a unique opportunity to reach out to our neighbors by participating in the classrooms at Wahl-Coates Elementary School.  Are you ready to help?
Congregations For Children (C4C) is a statewide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our “neighbors” by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty.  St James UMC has partnered with our neighbor, Wahl-Coates Elementary School.  We need your help.  There are several different areas that the congregation of St James can be a part of this very important mission.
  • Adopt a Class/Classroom Volunteer – can be Regular or Exceptional Children’s classroom.  The classroom teacher can decide if the volunteer is needed to read with a student, help with a project in the classroom, help with a group, or do whatever is needed most that specific day.  This would be best on a regular basis.
  • Office/Media – For those who don’t want to volunteer in a classroom
  • Special Projects – For those who don’t want to volunteer on a regular basis but want to participate for special projects such as Teacher Appreciation week; EOG’s; End of Year or Beginning of Year Celebrations.
  • Beautification/Work Projects/Handy Work
  • Basic Needs Donations – School Supplies/Uniforms
  • Teacher Support
  • Volunteer with Growing in Grace – Already in place at St James for Wahl Coates and will be continued under the umbrella of C4C.  
  • If you are interested in assisting in this very worthy mission area, please contact Lora Joyner at for more information.