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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OUR MINISTRIES

What are your weeds?

In Matthew 13.24-30, Jesus tells a story often called "The Parable of the Weeds".  In this story, a farmer plants a field of wheat, but in the night, an enemy comes and plants weeds among the wheat. This comes right after the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13.1-9 and...

Snack Pack Returns Wednesday!

We took a week off when the kids had Fall Break, but we will be back in action this Wednesday! Join us at 9:45am in the Tatom Room to assemble bags of food that go to Holaway Elementary School. Snack Pack is a program initiated by the Community Foodbank that sends...

Blessing of the Animals Is Coming Up!

In the spirit of St Francis, we will gather to bless the furry (and maybe scaly!) members of our family! Bring your pets to be blessed! We will meet under the big Aleppo Pine Tree at 2pm for a brief celebration. Bonus: you will get to see Pastor Richard dressed in his...

I Want to Believe, BUT…

If you are a believer in Jesus, there are probably some things that bother you about your faith--some questions you can't answer, some things you can't explain, some realities you don't understand. You have committed yourself to follow Jesus and have put your faith in...

Your Own Elevator to God

Last Sunday, we talked about Theresé of Lisieux and her desire to find some way for her to ascend in her faith even though she felt that she was a small soul (an "elevator"). Theresé decided that love--loving others--would be her way to grow in her holiness. (You can...

Does Jesus Cause Conflict?

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." -Jesus Matthew 10.34 Hey, isn't Jesus called the Prince of Peace? And in John 14, Jesus says this: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give...

What Is Thanksgiving?

You can view the video we watched here. As I said, it is about Christmas, but it's really about Thanksgiving. The slides for our prayer and for the sermon are here. Thanksgiving is a doorway to prayer. Philippians 4.6-7; Colossians 4.2 Thanksgiving is a way to...

What Is a Christian?

In this message, we examine the three times that the word "Christian" is used in the New Testament. We discover some guidance on how to live as a Christian. The three Scriptures are: 1 Peter 4.12-16 Acts 26.28 Acts...

What If I Have Doubts?

This is our final installment in our study "I Want to Believe, But.." that examined different obstacles to faith. One obstacle is doubt. Since Christianity is about faith, if we have doubts, we figure we are disqualified from being a Christian. But this is not true!...