Upcoming Events


UMW Days for Girls Workshops

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am – Noon

Days for Girls is an international project that gives girls an opportunity to stay in school by providing feminine hygiene supplies. Come sew and prepare kits for our Days for Girls Project. The kits will be distributed by the St. James Mission Team in October. We also are requesting donations of washcloths, small bars of soap, gallon ziplock bags and girls size underwear.

St. James Book Club

Sunday, October 15th at 5:00 pm

The October meeting of the St. James Book Club will be discussing the book, “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. We welcome newcomers at any time.

XYZ Luncheon

Thursday, October 19th at Noon

Our speaker this month is Dr. Laura Mazow, Associate Professor of Anthropology at ECU who will be speaking to us on the topic of biblical archeology. Also Brian Fulcher from Realo Drugs will be offering flu shots starting at 11:30 am

Chrismon Workshop

Friday, October 20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

We will be having two Chrismon workshops to prepare ornaments for our sanctuary trees. All supplies will be supplied.

Duke Day

Saturday, October 21st

Duke Day is a United Methodist Men’s outreach event of the NC Conference. The day will consist of worship, fellowship, tailgate lunch, and tickets to the Duke vs Pittsburgh game. Duke Day 2017 – Where Athletics, Faith in Christ, and Building of Men Intersect.

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 22nd, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

The annual event for families and children of St. James UMC and the surrounding community. Rain or Shine. Located in the parking lots of the church. We are inviting a large number of children from the community and Wahl-Coates, so we need trunks! Fun for all ages!!

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Register by October 22nd

We are thrilled to host another exciting season of Upward Basketball. Registration for the 2018 Upward Basketball season is now underway for boys and girls age Kindergarten/5 through 6th grade. Upward Baskteball is a unique sports experience that develops young athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Registration applications are available at all information desks throughout St. James UMC or register online at JSMnow.org.

Operation InAsMuch

Saturday, October 28th

Operation InAsMuch is a day of hands-on-missions that brings together Christians from local churches to serve together in their community. It is based upon Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:40 — Inasmuch as you did it to one of these least of these . . . you did it unto Me.

UMW’s Parade of Tables

Saturday, October 28th, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE! The UMW and Women’s Ministry is hosting the Parade of Tables. Our speaker for the luncheon is Kristi Overton Johnson. Hostess Guidelines and the Registration form are online and tickets are $20.00.

Flood Bucket Brigade Project

Sunday, October 29th

We are collecting items that can be used by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) in their hurricane relief efforts. Bring your donated items to the Commons area at St. James or to Ross Orthodontics on Arlington Dr. And on Sunday, Oct. 29th, we will gather to put the kits together!

All Saints Service

Sunday, November 5th at 6:00 pm

We will offer a special worship service that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary where we will remember the lives of loved ones we have lost during this past year.

Pilgrimage 2017

November 11-13, 2017

Youth and parents – put this on your calendar now! Pilgrimage has been bringing 5000+ youth (6th-12th grades) and mentors to the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC for 24 years. It is a life-changing weekend event filled with amazing artists, thought provoking speakers, and inspiring youth leadership–all bearing witness to the transforming love of Christ. You won’t want to miss this!
Last day to register is August 30th.