There are many ways to serve at St. James UMC.  Here are some of the ways that you can get involved today!

 

St. James Food Pantry

The St. James Food Pantry has been assisting many families this summer and is in desperate need for donations.  Please bring food to the church and place in the bins in the office hallway.  Click here for a list of specific items.

 
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Trunk Or Treat

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Sunday, October 22nd from 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Halloween is quickly approaching as well as the St. James UMC annual Trunk or Treat.

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Helping Adults with Disabilities

Capernaum Volleyball Tournament!

 
Capernaum is Young Life’s ministry to kids with disabilities. St. James has been approached with helping to expand that ministry to include groups for adults with disabilities. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm at St. James to discuss what this new ministry might look like. We hope that you will join us and help start this important ministry.
 
 
To learn more about Capernaum, and Young Life, visit www.younglife.org. If you want more specific information, please contact Lisa Jordan at 252.347.1138 or lisa@bylisajordan.com


Hurricane Harvey – How Can We Help?

As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding that Hurricane Harvey continue to produce, we want to help.  UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) outlines specific ways that you can help now, even as rescue efforts remain underway.  Click the UMCOR logo below for information.
 
Currently, the best way to donate financially is through UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Advance #901670. You may give online to the fund by clicking the button below, or you may donate offline with a check. If you donate with a check, you can make it out to St. James UMC, but please designate UMCOR Advance #901670 in the memo line.
 
 
 
Trained Early Response Teams Requested for Harvey Relief
The Emergency Rescue operations are complete and there is now a need for ERTs (Early Response Teams) in the Texas/Louisiana area.
 
The Louisiana Conference is now scheduling trained and badged Early Response Teams (ERT) for Hurricane Harvey response. All ERTs should click here to register.
The Texas Annual Conference is also ready to receive volunteer teams to assist with Hurricane Harvey response.Team leaders can register their team by clicking here or go to the Texas Conference website at txcumc.org and click on “Disaster Volunteer Team Registration.”
 
The Rio Texas Conference is also registering trained and badged ERT teams and individuals at riotexas.org/harvey-ert
 
 
When the Texas Annual Conference invites volunteers to come, we will publicize that information. In the meanwhile, please pray for those impacted by the storm and for the many workers and volunteers who are offering rescue and care to those in need.
 
 


Keep God’s Children Warm

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, …”  (Matthew 25:25-26)

Jesus calls us to serve Him by helping our neighbors who are going through tough times.  When we gather our resources, we can make an amazing impact on the lives of those in need.
 
We are in need of someone to lead the “Keep God’s Children Warm” mission project this fall. It is an important way we can serve our community by sharing coats, hats, gloves, and warm clothes with our Food Pantry patrons during the winter months. If God is leading you to a new way to serve and you are interested in more information, please contact Karen Arny at nerakarny@aol.com or 252 258-5499.

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Congregations For Children (C4C)

The new school year has begun and we are aware of some volunteer needs at Wahl-Coates Elementary. The C4C (Congregations for Children) Committee have opportunities to serve in a classroom or in the school office. If you might be interested or would like more information, contact Lora Joyner (531-7481 or lora.joyner@suddenlink.net ) or Sandra Harvey (341-0782 or harveysw@gmail.com).
 
Be a Role Model!
Would you be willing to share your story and /or what good character traits have been important in your career with some of the students? The Wahl-Coates Captain’s Crew Luncheons for Positive Behavior meets one Friday a month and would like to invite a guest speaker each month. Are you a Doctor, Law Enforcement, Minister, Nurse, Musician, or other professional? We would enjoy having you share for 10-15 minutes with the students. The luncheons will be held at St. James from 12-1. Contact Lora Joyner for available dates (531-7481 or lora.joyner@suddenlink.net).


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Bible Collection for Homeless Shelter

bibles.pile.jpgThe Bible Sunday School Class has been collecting Bibles for Community Crossroads, the homeless shelter. People using the shelter cannot believe that the Bibles are there for them to take as their own. We have so far taken about forty Bibles and now there are only three left for the residents there.
 
If you have any Bibles to donate, please take them to Room 22 or give them to Aaron Sampson. We will be taking Bibles continuously as they are donated.


Joy Soup Kitchen

 
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Over 100 hungry souls are fed each day at the Joy Soup Kitchen in Greenville.  The St. James United Methodist Women are responding to Jesus’ call to “feed the hungry” by providing the soup and sandwiches twice a month.  Won’t you be a part of this critical ministry?

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, we gather groceries and help make lunch for those at the Joy Soup Kitchen.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry team, please contact Ruth Ann Keyes (321-2950) or Judy Murad (756-3761).

 
 
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Kairos Prison Ministry

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Kairos Maury Prison Ministry

 
“… I was in prison and you visited me … just as you did it to one of the least of these … you did it to me.”    ~Matthew 25:36, 40

There is an exciting ministry in eastern North Carolina that helps us fulfill Jesus’ teaching.  It is the Kairos Maury Prison Ministry.  This is a volunteer driven, not for profit ministry that is striving to build a church behind the walls of Maury prison.  Their mission is “to share the transforming Love of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.”

You know, a person does not have to travel to Africa, India, or any third world nation in order to do mission work; there is mission work right here in eastern North Carolina.  There are a number of St. James members that would be happy to share their experiences with the Kairos Maury Prison Ministry.  If God is leading you to serve him in a new way this year, please contact us at kairosmaury@gmail.com.

 


Cell Phone Donations

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Are you getting a new cell phone?
The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence can use your old one.  For their clients, your old phone may be their only way to get help in an emergency.  The phones may be dropped off at the office at 150 E. Arlington Blvd. Suite D., 758-4000.

Call 758-4400 if you want more information about the services of the center.

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Thank you for your help!
 


Membership Care Opportunities

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The Membership Care Team invites you to join us as we reach out to our St. James family.  There are 3 areas in which we serve.  Please click here to read what we do and how you can get involved.