Congregations For Children (C4C)

St James UMC has been partnering with our neighbor, Wahl Coates Elementary School, since April. We have done some amazing work with God’s help. But there is continued work to do. We need your help. There are several different areas that the congregation of St James can be a part of this very important mission:
  • Volunteer – We have several amazing volunteers in place in the classrooms at Wahl Coates but they need more. If you can spare some time to mentor a child, read with children, tutor, or even do office work, then this is the area for you.
  • Beautification/Work Projects/Handy Work – Do you have a talent for carpentry or landscape work? Then sign up here. The current need is for basic wood benches throughout the school campus as well as friendship rock gardens and general beautification. Be on the lookout for a work day at the school in the spring.
  • Basic Needs Donations – Donations of School Supplies, Uniform clothes, new underwear and socks, snacks, and other basic needs are always needed.
  • Teacher Support – Boosting teacher morale to better support the children is the focus of this area. We need someone to help provide treats, goodies, time, sunshine to the teachers in this area.
  • Growing in Grace – We currently provide about 70 food bags weekly to Wahl Coates students. Volunteers are needed for food shopping, bag packing, food delivery, and general donations of food items.
  • Serve on the Committee – Come help provide input, suggestions, and leadership to this committee. We meet one time per month on Tuesday evenings.
  • Support Pizza Bingo on April 26th – Volunteer, donate prizes for silent auction/kids prizes, Assistance to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, donations for snacks and drinks
If you are interested in assisting in this very worthy mission area, please contact Lora Joyner at for more information.