Upcoming Events



Spring Fling

Saturday, April 27th

The weather is warming and our thoughts are turning to Spring …. Spring Fling, that is! Spring Fling on Saturday, April 27th includes the largest yard sale in Pitt County, the Unique Boutique, bake sale, art sale, book sale, chicken dinner sales, and an auction.

National Day of Prayer Service

Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 2, 2019. It is an opportunity for us to exercise our spiritual responsibility to pray and our civic responsibility to join together in prayer for our nation, our cities/towns, our communities, our families, and our homes. This year’s theme is “Love One Another”.

College Scholarship Applications

Due Friday, May 10th by 5:00 p.m.

The completed application, along with a current signed and sealed school transcript, must be returned to the Church Office by the above date. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The Selection Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet in May to award the scholarships.

Mother’s Day Offering

Sunday, May 12th at all Services

The Mother’s Day Offering supports our Benevolent Care Annual Fund and provides financial and personal resources for residents who can no longer fully pay their way. In many cases these residents have no other means of support and often no family.

Wednesday Women – New Study on Psalm 23

Begins Wednesday, May 15th at 6:15 p.m.

In every scene, every single day of your life, God is with you—before you, beside you and behind you. The Shepherd is with you and loves you. Join Wednesday Women for Jennifer Rothschild’s study Psalm 23, The Shepherd With Me. The class begins May 15 and runs through June 26, 2019. It will be held at the Retreat House on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

New Member Class Forming

Sunday, May 19th, Noon to 3:00 pm

The pastors cordially invite anyone thinking about becoming members of St. James to a one-session class on Sunday, May 19th. Sessions will be led by Pastors Ben Alexander and Mark Woods as well as lay leaders of St. James and Chris Garcia, director of Congregational Engagement. Please register today.

St. James Book Club

Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m.

A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler, will be the subject of that meeting’s discussion. In this novel of historical fiction, Fowler introduces the reader to Ava Smith Vanderbilt, a woman from a southern family made destitute by the Civil War. Ava marries into the wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilt family and eventually becomes a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. Come join us for some lively discussion.

Graduate Breakfast – Save the Date!

Sunday, June 2nd at 9:45 a.m.

We will honor our Graduating High School Seniors and their families with a Senior Breakfast and the graduating seniors will be presented at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am worship services that day.