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Weekly E-News - 01/12/2018
Upcoming X-citing Worship, Faith Development, Congregational Care, Compassionate Outreach, Next Generation Ministries and Community News
Sunday Worship.  Bishop Bob Farr will be joining us for worship at the 9aservice. We would love to see you at 9a in the Sanctuary and 11:30a in the New Worship Center (formerly the Ministry Mall) Worshipers are invited to wear casual clothing and enjoy their own beverages in the Worship Center at the Paseo Campus and 10:30a at the Renaissance Campus.  I hope you will share this thrilling news with others who might be looking for a different kind of worship experience at 11:30a ~ Paseo Campus.  *You can also join us online for a live stream of the worship celebrations each week
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 (formerly the Ministry Mall). 
Church Leaders, please add to your calendars, the year's first NLDT training scheduled Saturday, January 20 from 9:30a - 2:30p.  This will be a joint leadership event for St. James and Church of the Resurrection's church leaders.  Dr. Cleaver and Rev. Hamilton will be key presenters.
The Allies for Racial Justice Team (a partnership between St. James and Church of the Resurrection) have developed, and are sponsoring the training which will be held at the Paseo campus.  Morning refreshments, and a boxed lunch are included.  Please indicate your plans to attend by registering.
State of the Church will be held on
Saturday, January 27 @ 10a Sanctuary - Paseo Campus.
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.  We invite you to join us as our focus this week is on "Prayer."
  • To continue the journey we ask that you, pray over your "Week 1. Prayer Commitment Card"(yellow), complete and return it this Sunday.
  • You also have the option to purchase a "Committed to Christ Devotional" for $4.00.
  • The devotional can be used during your personal time of devotion or with your "Small Group." Your group can consist of family, friends, TGIF group, meet and greet groups, clubs or others.  Also, you can meet at home, a restaurant, library or wherever you choose.
 (Books, duplicate surveys and Commitment Cards will be available at the
  Q&A Table located at the Wayne Street Entrance)
Wednesday Night Live.  Bible Study resumes Wednesday, January 17 @ 7p.  Please read Joshua 18-21 for the week's study. 

Join Dr. Cleaver each week for a short time of prayer and devotion.
Start your day off right
Get a mid-week boost
Ignite the fire in your faith
Renaissance Campus
Kids Zone Activities
We've taken Tuesday nights to a new level with multiple opportunities to learn the Word of God.
  • Journey "Thru the Bible" chapter by chapter. 6p-7p
  • Encounter "something different" (Pastor led) as we cover 4 principals of living to start off the New Year.  How to LIVE, LOVE, HOPE & REPEAT it all again! 7p-7:45p
  • Kids Zone - fun and expressive activities for children under the age of 12. 6:30p-7:45p
**Snacks & fellowship will be a special part of the night from 6p-6:30p**
Senior Fitness & Bible Study.  Join us at the Paseo Campus Wednesdays from 11-11:30a 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 in 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 Ronnie Battle, brother of Kevin (Phyllis) Battle and uncle of Phyleia and Kollin BattleLanceny Traore, father of Nadyatta (Derek) Durham and grandfather of Derek Jr., Emrik, and Melina Durham; and Keith Hinch, brother of Edwina (Rivers) Brown.
Acknowledgements were received from the family of Garry Lumpkins, Sr., father of Ken (Sherry) Lumpkins.
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.
Volunteer Opportunities available at St. James UMC

volunteers are needed for different ministries! Do you need community service hours for School, College Credit or just like to have fun.  Please Sign up at the Welcome Center!  We will match your Passion with a Ministry Need such as:

  •           Van Driver
  •           AV Sound
  •           Parking Lot Greeters
  •           Welcome Center
The Alan and Austin Campbell St. James Acolyte Scholarship - Applicants must have be a graduating high school senior, have been an active member of any combination of St. James Ministries for 2 years; and have been an active acolyte member for at least 2 years during your membership at St. James United Methodist Church. 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 8a worship celebration.  Contact Angela Baker at for more information

UMW Meeting this Sunday, January 14, 2018
(Paseo - Fellowship Hall) at 10:30a
Volunteers In Mission Team 2018 UMCOR Mission Trip

Baldwin, Louisiana, April 28 - May 4, 2018.  Plans are being finalized for our St. James VIM Team annual mission trip to the United Methodist Committee on Relief Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana.  The dates are April 28 through May 4, 2018.  All members who have expressed interest in joining this mission trip, please contact Alice Ellison at  Our total number of St. James participant's needs to be confirmed with UMCOR in December.
Welcome Center.  Ministry teams of the Paseo and Renaissance Campuses have partnered to create inviting welcome areas for members and guests (outside the sanctuary).  Stop by to:
  • Enjoy fresh coffee, juice or tea
  • Pick-up ministry or event information, order CDs/DVDs
  • Update contact information, register or volunteer 
  • Take advantage of convenient, electronic giving
Connectors, Greeters & Ushers Needed.  We are missing YOU, please consider volunteering to serve Sundays at 9a 10:30a or 11:30a to assist at either campus'.  A sign-up sheet is available or you can contact the church office. Your willingness to serve is greatly appreciated!

STJ Panthers
7 week: Flag Football & Cheerleading League 
April 7, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Cost $60.00 includes uniforms, awards and snacks
St. James UMC A-Flat Youth Orchestra was asked to be in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day parade. Help is needed to make this a successful event. Need help in float development, equipment setup and breakdown and other logistics. Please contact Darryl Chamberlain to sign up at 816-606-9542.
St. James is honored to host Project FIT at our church. Project FIT  (a free 12 week program.) The program will include activities designed to help us all lead healthier lifestyles. What a great way to improve our health and experience the "abundant life" that God desires for all of us.
To kick off the program, a team from UMKC Community Health Research Group and the School of Medicine will be here on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:00p - 7:30p to tell you more about Project FIT and to find out who may be interested in participating. I hope that you are as excited about this opportunity as I am, and that you plan to be here to hear about it.
Sponsored by the UMKC Community Health Research Group and School of Medicine!
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