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Weekly E-News - 03/08/2018
Upcoming X-citing Worship, Faith Development, Congregational Care, Compassionate Outreach, Next Generation Ministries and Community News

Sunday Worship.  We would love to see you in worship, Sunday at 9a in the Sanctuaryand 11:30a in the Worship Center. Worshipers at the 11:30a celebration are invited to wear casual clothing and enjoy their own beverages in the Worship Center at the Paseo Campus. Worship celebration begins at 10:30a at the Renaissance Campus.  
March 11
Don't Give Up
Samuel 11:1-7

March 18
Each One Reach One
2 Corinthians 1:1-7 

*You can also join us online Sundays for a live stream of the worship celebrations and watch previous worship celebrations by clicking here.

Access to Kidz Kingdom is limited to volunteers and parents dropping off children Sundays between the hours of 8:30a - 1:00p and Wednesdays between 6:30p - 8p.  Parents will check in children at the Great Hall and Administrative entrances to Kidz Kingdom.  Members needing to access the Fellowship Hall or kitchen should enter through the exterior doors on Paseo, or use the south stairwell adjacent to the Worship Center.

The Sanctuary for Lent 2018 contains brief readings for each day of the season including a brief scripture reading, a short devotion, and a breath prayer to prepare each of your members to experience the joy of the Resurrection.  We are currently sold out but recommend purchasing a digital copy for $1.29 from Cokesbury by clicking here.
Committed to Christ is a church-wide discipleship journey with the potential to transform every household and the church itself. For this reason we want our entire congregation to get in on this transformational experience.  
To further support you in your commitment St. James is offering a six-session growth group opportunity.  Growth Groups give you a chance to meet and network with members of the St. James Community who have decided to be more committed to Christ in 2018. Groups, meet at various times and locations. For more information about choosing which group works for you, fill out the form on our website click here or contact: 
Pastor Danniel Quinn
Director of Authentic Faith Development
816.444.5588 x68236
April 21, 2018 |  
10am - 12pm
Renaissance Campus - Fellowship Hall
7205 Longview Rd, Kansas City, MO 64134

Wednesday Night Live.  Bible Study continues Wednesday, March 14, @ 7p.  Please read Judges 17-21 for the week's study.
PrayWoke 2018 enews

Renaissance Campus
Kids Zone Activities
We've taken Tuesday nights to a new level with multiple opportunities to learn the Word of God.
Bible Study Tuesday
  • 6:00p-6:30p Fellowship & Food
  • 6:30p-7:30p Journey thru Leviticus
  • 6:30p-7:40p Kids Zone Fun & Faith
  • 7:00p-7:40p Encountering the Bible thru theme
We are hosting a Spring Carnival at the Renaissance Campus on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 12p-2p.  We are in need of about 30 people or more to make this a successful experience.  We have a list of items that you can donate to the carnival as well.  You can find the list on our website.  We really appreciate your participation!!! 

Senior Fitness & Bible Study.  Join us at the Paseo Campus Wednesdays from 11a-11:30a for light to moderate exercise done from the comfort of a chair!  A trained fitness expert will guide you through exercises that help strengthen your body.  Then, stay for Bible Study from 11:30a -12:30p and get strengthened in the spirit!  Feel free to bring a dish and join us during the potluck lunch following our study time.

Adult Sunday School.  There are three adult classes offered at the Paseo Campus.  Classes for Men, Women and Mixed Adults are held at 10:30a on the 2nd floor.
Christian Sympathy is extended to the families of Johnnie Rufus Grantham, husband of Mary Rogers-GranthamRobert B. Arnold, father of Ernest (Margaret) ArnoldGregory C. Ellison, brother of Alex (Alice) Ellison and cousin of James Watts; and Joan Pickens, mother-in-law to Rochinda Pickens.
Acknowledgements were received from the families of Kenneth Charles BronnerInez Wesley; and Wilson Curtis.
GriefShare.  GriefShare Support Group Sessions will begin on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6p for 12 weeks.  You may contact Rosalyn Wilson at 816-753-5998 or at for additional information or to express a desire to participate.  We look forward to your participation.
Prayer Time.  Join us on the Prayer Line every Tuesday and Thursday from 12p-1p. Dial:  530-881-1212, code 293680996.
Compassionate Care.  When you experience illness, the death of a loved one or if you would like prayer, we want to know so that we may provide compassion, encouragement and comfort during life's challenges.  Please call the church office at 816-444-5588 or, after hours, the Care on Call phone at 816-286-6048.

Easter Lilies 2018

If you are interested in purchasing Easter Lilies please contact the church office 816-444-5588 or sign-up forms will be available at either campus welcome tables until March 19, 2018. Easter Lilies will be available for pickup immediately following each Easter Sunday worship.

Cost: $13 each

Volunteer opportunities available at St. James UMC!
Volunteers are needed for different ministries, do you need community service hours for school, college credit or interested in serving?  Sign-ups are available at the Welcome tables at each campus!  We will match your passion with a ministry needs such as:
  • Ushers
  • Van Driver
  • Audio/Visual and Sound
  • Parking Lot Greeters
  • Welcome Station
  • Children and Youth Ministries
  • Graphic Designer

Alan and Austin Campbell St. James Acolyte Scholarship 
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, active member of any combination of St. James UMC ministries for 2 years; and an acolyte member for at least 2 years during their membership at St. James. 

For additional information or questions, please contact Rachelle Hyder at  
Deadline March 31, 2018
Acolytes Needed.  Children ages 4-10 are invited to "sing and serve" as light celebrants during our 9a worship celebration.  Contact Angela Baker at for more information
The Way Forward Conversation with Dr. Cleaver
This Saturday, March 10 @11a, the United Methodist Women will host a special presentation led by Dr. Cleaver in the Worship Center (Paseo campus).  As a member of the United Methodist Church's Connectional Board, Dr. Cleaver will be provide insight into the church's discussions on the topic of human sexuality, and its decision regarding the Way Forward.  This address is specifically intended for the women of the church.  Dr. Cleaver will speak before the men of the church on Saturday, April 14 at 11a.

Support Girl Scout Troop 3335 - Girl Scout Cookies now available until March 25!
Time: After 9a and 11:30a Sunday Worship Services
         6:45p - 8:15p Wednesday Bible Study
Location: St. James United Methodist Church - Paseo Campus
Cost?: $4/box and Gluten-Free Trios $5/box
Contact Host: Rhiannon Sampson, or (913) 206-2101.
Bettylu's Closet is not currentlyaccepting ANY donations.  Please consider giving your donations to the Salvation Army, D.A.V., City Thrift or Hope Faith Ministries.  We will keep you informed when we will resume our mission, thank you!  If you have any questions feel free to contact the church office 816 444-5588.


St. James UMC A Flat Orchestra will be participating in the Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018. STJ needs Walkers for the Parade if able to help please Call Mr. Chamberlain 816-606-9542. Please consider HELPING! Help wanted: balloon holders and crossing guards.
IMPORTANT FACTS: (1) This is the first time St. James has participated in the Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (2) This will be the first time an ORCHESTRA will be represented in the parade.
There is an activity called "Fan Favorite" which allows you to vote for your favorite parade float ($1 per vote). The money goes to Harvesters which will come back around to St. James in our Pantry.
Voting is on that day only by: Watching WDAF Fox 4 news that morning
Web site:, Twitter @kcirishparade, Instagram @kcirishparade

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