No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.(Especially if you've been told there’s no room for you at God’s table…)
What we believe

About St. James

stjames_streetSt. 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 don’t believe they have to check their brains at the door 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 has to do with justice – how we care for each other in human community, here and now.

You will find people from a variety of 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 to 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.

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