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Darevotional

For Lent this year, we’re going to try a little something different. Instead of offering our traditional devotional guide, we have produced what we call a “dare”-votional. Each day, we will read a brief scriptural quotation that will come with a simple challenge. Our hope is that over the course of these 40 days (not counting Sundays), our church community will rise to the challenge of living more deeply into our faith through our actions.
 
You can pick up your “Dare”-votional at the church, or sign up for the daily email version by clicking on the button.

If you are the social media type, we’d encourage you to share your Lenten Journey via #Darevotional and #StJamesUMCgvegas – hashtags are designed to help each other connect with what we have shared on social media. When clicked, you can see every post and picture posted with that hashtag, making it easier to see and encourage each other’s goals. Remember to put the pound sign (#), with no spaces, and most of all, have fun…we dare you!


Devotional Guide needs Your Story

As previously announced, St. James will publish an Easter-Pentecost Devotional Guide. It will be available on Palm Sunday, March 25. Readings will begin on Holy Thursday, March 29, and run through Pentecost Sunday, May 20. The Guide will include Easter Sunday (April 1), the seven Sundays of Easter, and Ascension Thursday, May 10. It will be quite an undertaking —
53 days of devotions!
 
Please consider participating in this ministry by writing a devotion. Guidelines are now available by clicking here or at the church and from Chris Garcia (christian.garciapubco@gmail.com).
 
If you need the encouragement and guidance to write a devotion and inspire your fellow members of St. James, Chris will hold a few writers’ workshops on Wednesday nights during Lent: February 21, February 28, and March 7.
 
The deadline for writers to get their devotions to Chris Garcia will be Sunday, March 11. THANK YOU!
 


February Classes

 

Starting Fresh

 
 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?
 
Many of the Winter/Spring 2018 Adult Classes are already under way.  But there are a couple of classes that begin in February and on-going Groups that would welcome you!
 
You can find them listed below – Register Today!
 


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College Scholarships

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There are a number of foundations that offer annual scholarships to graduating High School Seniors from the St. James community.  To receive one of these scholarships, a student must apply and be accepted by the scholarship committee.  The applications for College Scholarships are now available in the Church Office or online by clicking here.

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Congregations For Children (C4C)

St James UMC has been partnering with our neighbor, Wahl Coates Elementary School, since April. We have done some amazing work with God’s help. But there is continued work to do. We need your help. There are several different areas that the congregation of St James can be a part of this very important mission:

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RFL Bracelets

The St. James’ Relay for Life Team have beautiful anchor bead bracelets for sale just in time for Christmas!  They would make a prefect Christmas gift! The bracelets are $15 each.
 
Contact Linnley Cox (252-327-8675 or linncoxot@yahoo.com) or Lora Joyner (252-531-7481 or lora.joyner@suddenlink.net) to get yours today!
 


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.

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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.
 
Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 26th from 9:30-12:00 noon,
St. James will again be offering free used clothing for men, women and children. Donated items may be left in the bin labeled as such in the hallway outside the treasurer’s office. The program is in conjunction with the Food Pantry distribution every Thursday. We will continue the clothing program through the month of March.

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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.


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”.