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Weekly E-News - 08/17/2017
Upcoming X-citing Worship, Faith Development, Congregational Care, Compassionate Outreach, Next Generation Ministries and Community News
X-CITING WORSHIP
Sunday Worship.  Join us Sunday morning honoring Men's Day at 8a and 11a at the Paseo Campus and 10a at the Renaissance Campus.  You can also join us online with our live streaming of the worship service at 8a and 11a each Sunday.
Wednesday Night Live.  Join us Wednesday, August 23 @ 7p in the Ministry Mall for our continuing exploration of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  Led by Dr. 3 and the Pastoral Team, we wrestle with what the Bible says, the cultural context, people, places of the time and what it means for us today.  Please read Numbers 10-14 for next week's study.


FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Senior Fitness & Bible Study.  Join us at the Paseo Campus every Wednesday 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 you, and the fellowship will help motivate you.  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.

Bible Study at Renaissance.  Join us Tuesday at 6:30p for Bible study at the Renaissance Campus.  There is food, fellowship and the Word.  Come out and grow with your church family!
 
Sunday School.  There are three adult Sunday school classes offered this summer at St. James Paseo Campus. The classes are the Women's Sunday school class, The Mixed Adult's Sunday school class, and the Men's Sunday school class.

SPECIAL  TO THE STAR
Let's fix the cracked bridge that divides us
BY EMANUEL CLEAVER III
AUGUST 16, 2017
 
CONGREGATIONAL CARE
Christian Sympathy is extended to the family of Daisy May Rosborough, mother of Debbie Burbanks and Bernadette Bond, grandmother of Toya (Mike) Flowers and Alisha (Corey) Stennis.

Acknowledgements were received from the family of Susan C. PetersonGilbert Stevens, Jr.Norma Jean Watson, and Audrey S. Wolfe, Jr.
 
GriefShare.  No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process.  The St. James GirefShare Support Ministry provides help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend and in a safe and confidential place that helps to put lives back together again.  We will walk with you on the path through grief toward healing and hope for the future. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.  GriefShare is comprised of a video seminar series that features some of the nation's foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective coupled with support group discussions of these presentations.   GriefShare Support Group sessions will be hosted every Thursday at 6:00p for 12 weeks beginning August 24, 2017.  You may contact Rosalyn Wilson at 816-753-5998 or at wgmn1969@att.net for additional information or to express a desire to participate.  We look forward to your participation.
 
Prayer Time.  Continue with us in prayer every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on the prayer line 530-881-1212, code 293680996.
 
Prayer Class.  Learn to build your prayer skills and deepen your faith development with Helen Walker every 4th Sunday at 9:45a Paseo Campus - Vaughan Chapel.  The next class will be held on Sunday, August 27.
 
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 let us know by calling the church office at 816-444-5588 or, after hours, the Care on Call phone at 816-286-6048.
 
WORSHIP MINISTRIES
Acolytes Needed.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to serve during our worship celebrations.  Contacts: Angela Baker (8 a.m.) at abswac@gmail.com or Risë Cockerm (11 a.m.) at rise289@gmail.com.
 
Little Vessel Ushers and Youth Ushers.  Children ages 5-11 and youth ages 12-18 serve as ushers every 3rd Sunday during 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship.  No experience needed - on the job training is provided.  The uniform is a white button down shirt and black slacks or skirt.  Contact Brenda Sylvan (children) at 816-942-4258 or Connie Frazier (youth) at 816-363-3468.
 
Renaissance Ushers. If you are interested in serving as an usher please contact Pastor Andre Fulton at afulton@stjamesumc.com.
UMM MEN'S DAY WEEKEND 
Friday, August 18, 6:00p - 8:30p - 100  
Men's Dinner @ Grand Street Café (4740 Grand, KCMO 64112) 
 $20/per ticket
 
Saturday, August 19,  9:00a - 11:00a - UMM Membership Breakfast @ Paseo Campus (Ministry Mall) - Pastor Darryl Burton, guest speaker
 
Sunday, August 20, 8:00a & 11:00a Worship Celebration @ Paseo Campus - Rev. Ronald Hinton, Guest Preacher
Theme - Revive and Renew:  Reconnecting Men with Christ
CONNECTING MINISTRIES
HeBrews.  This Sunday and next Sunday we will have a full Hebrews at the - Paseo Campus, in the Ministry Mall between the 8a and 11a worship services. 
  • August 20 - Hebrews is sponsored by the United Methodist Men in honor of Men's Day
  • August 27 - Hebrews is sponsored by anonymous donors in honor of Educators' Sunday

MINISTRY FAIR - "Love, Grow and Serve"
Sunday, September 3, following 9a worship
Sunday, September 10, following 9a and 11:30a worship
Worshipers are encouraged to explore ministry opportunities that will allow them to Love, Grow and Serve. For more information Yvette Richards with any questions.816-802-8234 or email yrichards@stjamesumc.com.
 
 
Connectors Needed.We are missing YOU, please consider volunteering one Sunday a month at 8a or 11a to assist at the Welcome Center.  A signup sheet is available or you can contact the church office. Your willingness to serve is greatly apppreciated:

Aug 20-Adult Ushers
Aug 27-Congregational Care Ministers
Sep 3-Care & Nurture
Sept 10-VIM
Sep 17-Hospitality
Sep 24-Youth Ministry
 
Welcome Center.  Ministry teams of the Paseo and Renaissance Campuses have partnered to create an inviting welcome area 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
COMMUNITY NEWS
 
 
 
 
St. James UMC-A Flat MusicStudio featured on NBC's "Feel Good Friday" If you missed the broadcast here is the link!
Cleaver Senior Living Community.  The 40 Acres monthly meetings will resume in September.  Frequently Asked Question sheets will be available at the Welcome Centers at both Paseo and Renaissances Campus.