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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Host a TGIW Dinner

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Is your ministry team looking for a boost this fall? Is your small group or Living Water class looking for a opportunity to serve together? Here is a way to promote your ministry, build team spirit, raise a little money, and serve your church community!
 
Consider preparing and serving a meal for the TGIW (Thank God It’s Wednesday) programs! We generally serve about 75 meals each Wednesday evening beginning September 6th. This opportunity is open to any ministry, small group, class, or mission team at St. James. If you are interested or want to know more, contact Dana at the church office (752-6154 or Dana@stjconnect.org) and schedule your Wednesday now!
 


Special Project at Wahl-Coates

Church Family,
I am asking for your monetary support in order to buy wood and paint to for my beautification project for Congregations for Children Ministry. I am excited to work on the C4C team because my sister and I both went to Wahl Coates. The student benches on campus are in bad shape. With your help, I can repair and paint them before the school starts in August. If you have any questions, you can contact me at alexandersprague13@gmail.com or Lora Joyner at
 
Sincerely,
Alexander Sprague


School Supplies for Local Students

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and Classroom Supply Collection!

 
The UMW needs your help to provide 300 school kits to Wahl Coates School by August 15th. The bags for kits, along with the shopping list will be provided by the UMW and can be found in the Narthex or Commons area.
 
Collection sites are the Narthex, the stage in the Fellowship Hall, CLMC Lobby, and under the UMW Bulletin Board. Perhaps you are part of a Small Group, Sunday School Class, or the Youth Group and would like to take this on as a service opportunity.
 
Money donations will be accepted and the UMW will do the shopping!  For more information, contact Tammy Stephenson (stephensont@ecu.edu) or Lynn Gammell (gammelll@ecu.edu).
 


Clothing Donations for Local Farm Workers

 
Helping the Invisibles be visible.
Amexcan Inc. asks you to donate long-sleeved clothing, personal protective equipment, hats and gloves to local farm workers.
Donations can be dropped off at their office from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 261 Belvoir Hwy, Greenville, NC.
 
For more information about Amexcan, Inc. please contact them at amexcan@amexcannc.org or call 252.757.3916, or follow them on social media.


Volunteers Needed at Vidant Home Health and Hospice

Vidant Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers in the Pitt County area. We have an increasing need for compassionate individuals whom are willing to provide support to patients and their families at the end of life. As a volunteer, you will be able to give back to the community, in an emotionally rewarding way.

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Congregations For Children (C4C)

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?

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Help Needed at the Information Desk

Help our guests and visitors feel welcome!
Greet your friends as they arrive for church.
 
Your help is needed to cover the Information Desk at the 8:45 am service. It is for a short time before and after the service. If you are interested in helping or desire more information, please contact Lynn Gammell at Lynngammell@gmail.com
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We also need help in The Commons area on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Alan Gill at Alan@stjconnect.org
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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.