About St. James
St. James United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming community of faith that transcends any distinctions based on gender, sexual orientation, nationality, race or religion.
At St. James, you will find people who reject the idea that we must unquestioningly accept a set of beliefs in order to fully and joyfully worship God; who believe that all people are made in God’s image and have inherent worth and purpose; that it is our responsibility to study and use discernment together to understand the meaning of God’s word in our lives; and that the Kingdom of God ultimately has to do with justice – how we relate to and care for each other in human community, here and now.
You will find people from a variety of religious backgrounds, and although our faith tradition is firmly rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, you will also encounter people who find meaning in faith traditions other than Christianity. Mostly, you will find a safe place to ask questions, share what you know, and be exactly who you are.
While the form of our worship is traditional, we find affinity in spirit with movements that refocus the Christian path on the principles of love, compassion and generosity taught by Jesus. We resist allowing voices of intolerance and exclusion to speak for all Christians.
Should you wander into St. James on any given Sunday, you’ll find a relevant worship experience that flowers into living worship expressed in our love for one another and celebration of the goodness of life together…supporting each other through grief and hard times…and always reaching out to welcome everyone – whoever you are – to become part of our faith family.
Regular Sunday worship service is held at 11:00 am (10:00 am during July and August).
We celebrate communion and share a communal potluck meal each first Sunday of the month.
Sunday School (pre-school through 7th grade) and Adult Education classes are held each third Sunday of the month, except in July and August, at 10:00 a.m.
A weekly Mindfulness Meditation group meets each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
St. James also presents various Faith and Life educational programs in partnership with other community groups, book discussions, and Bible studies throughout the year.
Our facilities are available for weddings, meetings and other community events. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details.
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