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St. James’ College Students

We care about our college students!
The Higher Education & Campus Ministries Committee sends notes and care packages to our college students throughout the year. They are still a part of the St. James family!
If you have a college student in your family, please send your student’s mailing address to .

Help Deliver School Supply Kits

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
We have reached our goal in collecting school supply kits for Wahl-Coates school!
Now we need help delivering the packets to the school. On Sunday, August 20th, following the 11:00 & 11:11 services, we are taking all of the kits down the street to Wahl-Coates school. Drive your pick-up or family van to church that morning and help deliver the kits to the school. Or, be part of the loading or un-loading teams.
What a blessing these school supplies will be for the children and teachers at Wahl-Coates school!

Budget Requests

Budget-3Ministry and Mission Leaders!  Please remember that all budget requests for 2018 need to be submitted to Marianne in the Finances office by Friday, August 18th at 5:00 pm.  You can email your budget requests to

Have you visited the Church Library?

The Church Library there for you to browse anytime St. James is open. Books about the history of religion, world religions, history of Christianity, Bible study, Christian living, marriage and family, grief, Christian classics, spiritual growth, prayer, and devotions. There are books of maps, handbooks of the Bible, daily life in Bible times, and other reference sources. Biographies and Christian novels may also be checked out of the library. The library is located between the Fellowship Hall and the Narthex.

Come spend a few minutes there and see what is there for you.

UMW Summer Reading Program Completion

The UMW Summer Reading Program is coming to a close. Please put your completed forms in the folder located in the Parlor by August 13th. Thank you for your participation!
If you have questions, contact Lynn Gammell at

Host a TGIW Dinner

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 and schedule your Wednesday now!

School Supplies for Local Students

backpackUnited Methodist Women School Kit

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 ( or Lynn Gammell (

New Small Group Opportunity!

Our schedules seem to be getting more and more hectic.  Even so, many of us want to stay on track with our spiritual journeys and keep our relationship with God strong and growing.  How do we do that along with everything else that Bible Study Groupfills our calendars?  

St. James is developing neighborhood small groups to help fill this need, and we are now looking for folks willing to host such a group in your home for at least the first two months as these new groups get launched.


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
We also need help in The Commons area on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Alan Gill at

Hello Friends!

We are the Harding family! My wife and I moved to Greenville, NC eight years ago to help plant Ignite Church as youth pastor and children’s pastor. The last eight years has been a very fruitful time of helping others grow in their relationship with God, as we continued to grow in relationship with God. Over the past year God has called our family of seven to Uganda, Africa.

In Uganda we will be working with a ministry called Arise Africa International. Over the past 20+ years they have planted over 250 churches in and around Uganda! They are also involved in many other ministry projects such as building schools, hospitals and feeding the hungry, just to name a few.

Our family officially flies out of Raleigh, NC on March the 27th! We are so excited about this new adventure God is calling us to, and want to share with you some ways you can help us fulfill God’s calling on our family.

1. PRAY – Cut out a picture of us and put it on your fridge! We believe greatly in the power of prayer and its importance in everything we do. Pray for the people of Uganda, for Arise Africa and their many ministries and for our family as we partner with them to preach the Gospel! You can also sign up for our newsletter at our website so you can stay up to date on our ministry and prayer concerns.

2. SHARE – Write a quick couple of sentences about us on Facebook and share our website (! We want to have as many people praying for us as possible so help us get the word out!

3. GIVE – Prayerfully consider partnering with us financially to reach the lost in Uganda and make disciples of ALL nations! You can do so by clicking on “GIVE” in the top right corner of our website. All donations are tax deductible!

Thank you so much! We are incredibly grateful for the leadership of your church giving us the opportunity to share our story with you. We are very excited about boldly following God’s call to Africa with our brothers and sisters in Christ back home supporting us. You can read more of our story at and contact us anytime with any questions at