Since 1993, St. James UMC has planned and put on an annual event that has captured the hearts of our members and the imagination of the community.  Spring Fling, our annual fundraiser that benefits community non-profits, has given out grants that now total well over $1 million. None of the money raised goes to St. James UMC, but only to the non-profit organizations who have submitted grant applications that are approved by the Spring Fling Committee comprised of members of St. James UMC.


During the pandemic, the Spring Fling Committee organized the event into two parts — a Day of Service early in the month of April and a Fundraising Day late in the month of April.  The intention of the Spring Fling Day of Service has been to build relationships among the folks from St. James who serve in the community that day and between SJUMC and the non-profit groups for which we volunteer.  We do that by asking the organizations to let us complete tasks of their choosing by organizing and sending forth teams of volunteers from St. James UMC. The Spring Fling FUNdraising Day includes ways to raise money to fund the grants that we distribute – Chicken Dinner sales, Sweet and Savory Food to Go, a Book Sale, and the Tent Yard Sale. Like the Day of Service, the FUNdraising Day activities are planned and run by volunteers and led by the Spring Fling Committee. The Spring Fling Committee is led by a chair that serves for a year and a co-chair who serves for a year, then replaces the chair as the leader of the event.


Spring Fling is a terrific way to serve the community and to be in fellowship with other folks who worship at St. James UMC as well as people from throughout Pitt County who enjoy serving through St. James.


For information about this year’s Spring Fling events, click the links below: