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Family Worship

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
 
Beginning in October, we are starting something new! The FIRST Sunday of every month will be Family Worship. On these first Sundays, we will not offer Children’s Chapel or Childcare for school-age children during the worship services. Instead, we are excited to have them join us, share communion with us, and worship with the congregation! Nursery will still be provided for infants-4 year olds, and we will have Sunday school classes as usual for all ages during the Living Water hour.
 
For more information, please contact Molly Carpenter at 752-6154 or Molly@stjconnect.org


Growing In Grace – Gearing Up for Fall

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The C4C Backpack Ministry of St. James United Methodist Church is in immediate need for volunteers.  Our Backpack Ministry of C4C provides supplemental food bags to children at Wahl Coates Elementary each week during the school year. Without this food, these children would have little to nothing to eat on the weekends.
We have more requests this school year than any previous year, and we still have not received all of the anticipated requests from the Kindergarten classes.  Even if we have enough food and funds, we may not be able to meet the needs of these children due to lack of volunteers. We do not want to be in the unfortunate position of having to turn down their requests.

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GriefShare

 

If you are grieving the loss of someone close and want to begin the healing process…

grief share logoGriefShare is a 13-week Christ centered, biblically based support group/seminar that includes discussion and videos featuring well-known pastors and leaders with years of experience in grief recovery.

 
Our Monday evening GriefShare group is up and running. New members are welcome to join at any time during the 13-week session. The group meets in the church library every Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. unless weather or other unexpected issues lead to cancellation.
 
Our daytime group did not have enough participants to start at this time. However, if you are interested in GriefShare and cannot attend the evening group, please contact Joyce Day. If we get a couple of interested participants, we will start the group at a later time. Joyce can be contacted at joyce@stjconnect.org or 752-6154.
 


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 joyce@stjconnect.org.


St. James’ College Students

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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 info@stjconnect.org .


Worship Technology Coordinator

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We are expanding the role of our technology coordinator. If you are technologically inclined and willing to manage volunteers, consider being a part of our team!
 
Title: Contemporary Worship Technology Coordinator
This position will oversee the worship technology for our two Sunday morning contemporary services, including equipment maintenance, repair, purchases, inventory, etc. This person will also staff regular Wednesday rehearsals, ensuring that equipment is ready prior to the arrival of staff and volunteers, as well as assist with special events and provide general technological support as needed. Of special importance is the recruitment, training, and overseeing of volunteers from the church. We anticipate this position being approximately 20 hours per week.
 
Please submit resume and cover letter to Alan Gill at Alan@stjconnect.org, or mail to St. James United Methodist Church, c/o Alan Gill, 2000 E. 6th Street, Greenville, NC 27858.
 


Braille Bible

 
We now have available in our Curriculum Library, braille editions of most of the books of the Bible. These are available to be checked out as needed or for use in the library itself.
For more information, contact Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or (252) 752-6154.


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

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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?

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