June 9

Celebrating Pastor Laura and Her Family

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Love Offering


St. James has been blessed with the ministry of Pastor Goldenbaum-Yang for almost five years—first in the role of Pastor of Youth and Young Adults and most recently as Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach.  We have also been blessed by the involvement of her family—Daewon, Sophia, Drew, and Carina. If you would like to give toward a love offering for the Goldenbaum-Yangs, please make a check payable to St. James UMC and indicate in the memo line, “Love offering for Pastor Laura.”


We will accept donations until Sunday, June 2.  Please note that this is a gift to Laura and her family, not the church.  Therefore, your donation will not be tax deductible.


Farewell Reception Cookout


We will celebrate the Goldenbaum-Yangs and their ministry here at St. James UMC with a family cookout on Sunday, June 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the CLMC and on the lawn beside it. In the meantime, please feel free to extend your good wishes by way of cards, notes, and emails.  Pastor Laura will begin the next chapter in her ministry at First UMC Rocky Mount on July 1.

If you would like to contribute to the cookout, please sign-up HERE. If you have questions, please reach out to Amanda Tilley at tilleyab@suddenlink.net or 252.717.8359.