Upcoming Events

Angel Tree

Kicks off Wednesday, November 14th

The Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for children who are in foster care through the Methodist Home for Children and placed in foster homes or group homes. Be the light of Hope for these children as they celebrate Jesus birth this Christmas!



Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

Saturday, November 17th at 5:00 pm

Dr. Norman Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School, will lead an evening of food and conversation. Dr. Wirzba focuses on understanding and promoting practices that can equip both rural and urban church communities to be more faithful and responsible members of creation. Dinner is included in this free event. You must reserve your dinner by Tuesday, November 13th.

GriefShare’s Surviving the Holidays

Sunday, November 18th, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Has the death of a loved one stolen the Merry from your Christmas? No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, your memories may still make the holidays a painful time. You don’t have to get through this season alone. GriefShare’s “Surviving the Holidays” workshop can help.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, November 18th, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The American Red Cross needs volunteers for its blood drive in the Fellowship Hall at St. James on November 18 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Volunteers can work for one or more hours in the canteen, as a monitor, or as a greeter. If you can volunteer, please contact Tyrone at 252-752-6154 or Tyrone@stjconnect.org.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood during the drive, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code, “St. James UMC.”

St. James Book Club

Sunday, November 18th at 4:00 pm

Please note the special time because of the 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Service. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry is the subject of this month’s discussion. Hannah, the now elderly narrator, tells the story of her life and her love of her neighbors and land in a farming community in Kentucky. Join us for some lively discussion.

Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 pm

The youth of St. James United Methodist Church will lead the Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m. in the CLMC. All are invited to attend. Holy Communion will be served.



Advent Honorariums, Memorials and Dedications

Due by Monday, December 3rd

Honor a loved one this Advent Season by purchasing a $10 potted poinsettia in honor or in memory of them. We plan to use 50 poinsettias to decorate the church for Advent. You will be able to pick up poinsettias after the Moravian Lovefeast service on December 16th.

Caroling Party

Sunday, December 9th

Attention, Christmas Carolers (those who can sing plus those who love to sing): We are creating teams of carolers
this Advent season to visit our homebound members. We want children and adults, altos and tenors, basses and off-keys. In other words, we want anyone who wants to bellow out some holiday favorites for the delight and joy of others.



Night to Shine

Friday, February 8th at 6:00 pm

St James United Methodist Church is proud to be an official host church for the 2019 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.