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This Week at St James

Thanksgiving Dinner November 18

St James United Methodist Church is a caring community of faith that welcomes individuals from all walks of life. You are invited to join us this Sunday for a time of worship, learning, and interaction as we celebrate our Savior and explore what it means to follow Jesus in every day life!

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A Simple Test

In Matthew 12.46-50, we find the story of Jesus' family coming to visit him. Apparently Jesus was in a house speaking to a crowd of people. Someone called to him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you." How did Jesus reply?...

Is Christianity about rules?

Last Sunday, our theme was "Killjoy God". The premise was that some people's obstacle to faith is that Christianity has too many rules--that God doesn't want us to have fun or enjoy our lives. This is part of our "I Want to Believe, But..." series that is covering...

Introducing Alpha!

This Sunday in worship, we hosted session 1 of Alpha. You can watch the video here. The audio posted below are my comments after the video and the discussion, about the value of being part of Alpha.

Living in Grace

This week we discuss what Wesley called sanctifying grace. How do we grow in our faith? How do we learn to follow Jesus more closely? God's salvation is not a one-time event, but a life of being saved from the effects of sin. Our Scriptures were Acts 2.1-5, 41-47 and...

Being United Methodist: Wesley Thought Grace Was Amazing!

An emphasis on and an intricate development of the concept of grace may be the one doctrinal distinctive in the United Methodist Church. Here is a good article about Wesley and grace. Notes for the Sermon “Wesley Thought Grace Was Amazing!" The video we watched from...