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.
Community Crossroads Center presents an evening of fun and medieval entertainment…….
You can help the homeless with a donation of $25. That is what it costs for one night at the Center. Community Crossroads Center is a non-profit agency that provides emergency shelter, food, case management and a place for our homeless citizens to get back on their feet.
Our week-long trip allows us to provide medical care, eye care, activities for children and women, and experience God’s love along the way. We developed a
service project at a local nursing home and have expanded our mission to involve a “stove project.”
On May 6, St. James United Methodist Church is hosting Early Response Team (ERT) training provided by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) through the Conference. The training will certify individuals who want to respond to natural disasters in the crucial early days after a disaster.
This training is valuable for any mission team eager to respond in faith and love to our brothers and sisters in Christ who have suffered from a flood, hurricane, tornado, or other natural disaster.
When disaster strikes, the local church usually provides the first response. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—helps form a foundation for UMCOR’s national training and response. UMCOR equips United Methodists to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, supporting conference and church ministries on disaster response so that they can be the hands and feet of Christ in a hurting world.
Basic ERT Member Training (8 hours) Participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.
Cost for the training is $30. The cost covers the training, lunch, and snacks. For scholarship assistance, please contact the church office.
Kairos Maury Prison Ministry
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call 758-4400 if you want more information about the services of the center.
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.