AnnouncementsCurrent News and Announcements at St. James



Plastic Hangars Needed

The Night to Shine event on Feb. 8, 2019 is in need of plastic coat hangars. We will need approximately 500-800 hangars for the coats of the guests. If you can donate, you will see plastic boxes labeled for “hangars” in the hallway outside the main sanctuary, also in the fellowship hall and in the CLMC entrance/gathering area. The dollar-type stores also sell plastic hangars in packs of 7 for a minimal cost.
Thank you in advance for your help!   Judy Neufer

Beginning Sewing Class

The InStitches ministry at St. James would like to offer a Beginning Sewing Class sometime this spring. The class would be open to all ages and genders. Class leaders would like to know the best time to offer the class. Please contact ‘Lizabeth Collins at by the end of January.
More information will be forthcoming in February.

Recycle Your Devotional Guide

Save your Christmas Devotional Guides and bring them back to church for recycling by the St. James Environmental Stewardship Action Team! Look for the recycle bins in the lobbies.

Serving the Body Through Holy Communion

Do you have a heart to serve the body of Christ? Serving Holy Communion is a wonderful way to experience it! We are asking all those that would like to participate in this ministry, to contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or

Spring Classes



TGIW Returns with New Spring Classes

It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to grow in your faith journey!
Why not join an Adult Ministries Small Group at St. James UMC?

This Winter and Spring , we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you to join with other disciples to dive in and grow spiritually!  Don’t allow your faith life to fall to the bottom of your priorities. 
The TGIW Fellowship Meals will begin on Wednesday, January 16th. Pick up a Spring Program guide today and see all of the opportunities offered this spring during TGIW and throughout the week. You can download a copy here.
Flip through the pages and find something that will help you grow closer to the Lord and closer with your sisters and brothers in Christ!  Then register below for your spot in a Spring 2019 Adult Class or Group.  Sign-up today and get your growing going!
Registration will begin Wednesday, December 19th.


SJUMC Food Pantry Needs Items

This is the time of year many think about stockings filled with toys, candy, fruit, and hats or gloves. The St. James United Methodist Church Food Pantry needs to be filled with food for the needy. Please help with restocking the pantry with the following items:
  • canned fruit
  • canned soup
  • breakfast items of cereal, oatmeal, and grits
  • dried and canned beans (pinto, kidney, white—no green beans, please).
Deposit your donations in the bins outside of Marianne’s office.
Thank you!

Keep God’s Children Warm

homelessKeep God’s Children Warm.

“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.
Remember KEEP GOD’S CHILDREN WARM when you are replacing your winter coats and clothing. We will collect all clothing sizes: children, youth, and adult, that you would like to contribute. Please deposit them in the labeled bin. These are distributed to our food pantry folks each Thursday morning.
Thank you for your generous participation and we look forward to another successful season of clothing God’s Children!
If you have any questions, contact Judy Neufer at or 570-437-9046. Thank you.


Youth Update

  • Winter Retreat is here!! We’re so excited to be going on this trip this weekend, and think it will be a great trip for these students to grow spiritually! For those going, stay tuned for updates! Packing lists, details and instructions went out today. Be sure to check for it. Due to the trip this weekend, we will not have youth Sunday, Jan. 20th. There will be no Confirmation. There will be Sunday School.
  • The high school lock in has been moved from February 8th to February 15th due to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine. Sign-ups for the lock-in can be found here.
  • The youth are in charge of TGIW dinner on Wednesday, March 13th. If you are interested in helping, please get in contact with me (Abby). We will need a point person for it, as well as several people who are willing to help. All proceeds go to the youth mission fund to help with mission trips and mission work throughout the year.
  • Kaleidoscope is a weekend trip for youth grades 6-8 in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church at Don Lee summer camp. The dates for it are April 5-7. If you are interested in learning more, please click here. Deadline to sign up is March 10. To register, please click here. If you need financial assistance, scholarships can be arranged.
  • We will be publishing our Summer 2019 Calendars by the end of next week. Several of you have asked, but know that they are coming next week to help you in making your summer plans. Know that we will be continuing with the trips from last year, as well as adding several for middle school this summer. Be watching your emails for the calendars!
Questions? Email us at

Spring Fling 2019

SPRING FLING 2019—Large Item Donation and Storage
It is not too early to get ready for SPRING FLING 2019! The upcoming event will be April 27, 2019. That seems like a long-time away, but you can begin donating your large furniture and appliances (potential tax credit for 2018) NOW!


Stewardship 2019 – This is WHY

For all the “WHY’S” that make St. James our spiritual home, it takes the “HOW” of your financial support to make it run! Please prayerfully discern your anticipated contributions for 2019 and return your commitment card by placing it in the offering plate, mailing it to the church office, 2000 E. 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858, Attention:Marianne Leventry, or press the button below to submit your commitment online.