Upcoming Events

TGIW (Thank God It’s Wednesday)

Wednesday, February 20th

It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to grow in your faith journey! Come join us for dinner at 5:15 pm. Reservations recommended. And consider joining a class, small group, or musical group on Wednesday evenings.

Transfiguration Sunday – ONE SERVICE

Sunday, March 3rd, 9:30 AM

Over the last several weeks we have explored the people present and the lessons learned at the Transfiguration of Jesus (the Transfigure-what?). We will culminate our journey with a special service on Sunday, March 3rd. One Church service at 9:30 AM in the Christian Life Ministries Center.


Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. We will observe the start of the Lenten Season with an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Note that there will not be any TGIW activities on March 6th.

“Simply Christian” Book Study w/Pastor Ben

Begins Sunday, March 10th at 6:00 pm

Interested in exploring some of the basics of the Christian faith? Pastor Ben will lead a book discussion on “Simply Christian” by N.T. Wright. We will discuss section 1 at the first meeting, so please sign up in advance for information prior to the first meeting.

New Members Classes Forming

Sunday, March 17th, 24, 31 & April 7th, 10:00 AM

The pastors cordially invite anyone thinking about joining St. James to choose one of two sets of New Members Classes. The classes begin on Sunday March 17 during the Sunday School hour, and continues for three more sessions on March 24, March 31, and April 7. If you want to join, or just want to know more about St. James UMC, this is for you!

St. James Book Club

Sunday, March 17th at 5:00 pm

“Moonrise,” by Cassandra King, will be the subject of this month’s discussion. In a tale with an atmosphere similar to du Maurier’s “Rebecca,” Helen Honeycutt is swept off her feet by Emmet Justice and by his North Carolina ancestral home, Moonrise, although the house had been the driving force of his first wife Rosalyn’s life.


Spring Fling

Saturday, April 27th

The weather is warming and our thoughts are turning to Spring …. Spring Fling, that is! The annual Spring Fling will be on Saturday, April 27th including the largest yard sale in Pitt County, the boutique, art sale, chicken dinner sales, and the evening auction. Trailers arrive March 1st so start saving your treasures!