AnnouncementsCurrent News and Announcements at St. James



Congregations For Children (C4C)

The school year is winding down, but there are still opportunities to be involved with our partners at Wahl Coates Elementary.
  • They are in need of EOG Proctors on May 30th & 31st for most subjects, 5th grade Science is June 1st. Tests begin at 8:00 AM. Group Training will be Monday May 21st at 2:45 PM. If you can’t make the training, you will need to contact Tabitha May (assistant principal at Wahl Coates) for individual training.
  • We are still needing volunteers to assist with the End of Year Luncheon on June 8th. If you can help set up, serve, and/or clean up, please contact Lora Joyner at We also need gift cards for door prizes for the staff.
  • There will be a garden at Wahl Coates next year! Anyone who loves to garden would be a great asset to volunteer at the school. Contact Lora for more details.
  • Anyone have extra coolers?? There is a need for gently used or new coolers at Wahl Coates.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and service!
There are many other ways to be a part of the Congregations For Children ministry …


New Girl Scout Daisy Troop Forming

Girl Scout staff are helping to start a new Daisy Troop 1813 at St. James!       The new troop will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm in the Christian Life Ministries Center. The first meeting is Thursday, May 3rd for girls currently in kindergarten and 1st grades. At that first meeting, we will conduct a sample troop meeting with an activity and snacks.
This is a new troop that will need at least two parents to volunteer as troop co-leaders, but Girl Scout staff will help lead the first few meetings and be on hand for a strong start! For more information, contact Brooke Banson Vallely at Go to and search for Troop 1813 to pre-register!

Facility Manager

St. James UMC is seeking a Facilities Manager to oversee our physical campus. This position will require project management experience, supervision of custodial staff, and relational skills with church members and the greater community.
For more information, or send a cover letter and resume to:
Alan Gill
Director of Administration
(252) 752-6154

Ulster Project

The Ulster Project of Greenville is looking for a few good teens, ages 14-16, to host a teen from Londonderry/Derry Northern Ireland this summer from June 28-July 28. Teens will participate in peacemaking activities, service projects, cultural experiences and more.
Please contact Kellie Williams, 252-327-8990, for more information. You can also visit the website at:

Our Core Values

St. James is a large church. There are many activities, events, groups, ministries, and gatherings going on all the time. But at the core of all these things, are the values and ethics that we hold dear. They are what inspire us to do all of these things. They are our core values. This is who we are.


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.

St James App

Promo Side 1We know you are busy and time is precious.  There’s not enough time in the day to read newsletters and emails anymore.  For many of us, our connection to the world is through our smart phones.  And now, you can find out all that is going on at St. James with the new St. James App.
* Stay up to date with all announcements and upcoming events.
* Listen to a prior week’s sermon.
* Quick connection to the church’s email, phone or facebook page.
* Immediate notifications of critical information or weather closings.
We don’t want you to miss a thing!  Download your free app at the Apple iTunes or Google Play today.  Search for “St James UMC”.

Altar Flowers





Every week, our worship in the Sanctuary is enhanced by the beauty and creative expression of the flowers on the altar. These flowers are donated by congregation members like you and placed on the altar by the altar guild volunteers.
Altar flowers are a wonderful way to honor a special occasion (birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baptisms, holidays, etc.) or remember loved ones and friends who have passed away.  Is there someone that you would like to honor?


Kairos Prison Ministry


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