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A New Beginning.  Pastor Cleaver and the Leadership Board have shared the vision and plan that will guide St. James in 2017.  For an overview of the information shared, please visit the Leadership Board section of this site

Wednesday Night Live.  Dr. 3 and the Pastoral Team are leading a study exploring the entire bible.  We will work our way from Genesis to Revelation.  For the next two years, we will work our way from Genesis to Revelation as we wrestle with what the bible says, the cultural context, people, places and what it means for us today.  In preparation for next Wednesday, please read Genesis 9-11 and join us at 7 p.m. in the Ministry Mall at the Paseo Campus.  



Acolytes Needed.  Children ages 4-12 are welcome to serve during our worship celebrations.  Contacts: Angela Baker (8 a.m.) at or Risë Cockerm (11 a.m.) at

Little Vessel Ushers and Ushers.  Children ages 5-11 and 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 at 816-942-4258.



Lenten Devotions.  The Sanctuary for Lent 2017, a booklet of 40 daily readings, is available for purchase Sundays after worship for $1.00.  Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, March 1st - but don't wait.  Get your book before we sell out!

Prayer Conference.  Our annual Conference, The Power of Prayer, is Saturday, March 4th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  This year's speakers are Dr. Cleaver III, Pastor Leland Thomas, Minister Danielle Quinn and Apostle Lorraine Williams.  Topics include: The Importance of Prayer, Fit for Combat, War and Battle, Maneuvering in the Spirit and Teaching Youth to Pray. You can register online now or Sundays at the Welcome Center. Registration deadline is February 26th.

Lenten Growth Group.  Has God put something on your heart to do or accomplish? Are you struggling with where you are at in your life? Come, join our Journey class and learn different techniques to hold yourself accountable for God's vision in your life. In the period of six weeks you will learn step by step of how to build a Journey board and watch GOD'S grace work through you. Supplies needed to participate: Poster board, index cards, and a bible.  Please see the clipboard at the welcome center to join the group, deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 1st.   Sessions will begin Sunday, March 5th in the small conference room during the Sunday School hour.  For additional information contact Jennifer Booker at

Couples Class.  This Sunday School class for married and engaged couples meets Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in Room 2D. This quarter, we'll read the book Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, by Dr. Gary Chapman.  This series will help you and your spouse experience and respond to anger in a way that pleases the Lord AND help prevent conflict, resentment and lack of forgiveness in your relationship.  Call or text Charles Quinn at 816-654-2257 for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Bible Study at Renaissance.  Every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. is Community Night at the Renaissance Campus so, bring the family out for food & fellowship! Yes, there will be a word as well - a timely message to boost your work week. There will be something for children & teens, too.  Come out & get to know your church family!

Senior Fitness & Bible Study.  Join us at the Paseo Campus every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 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 Senior Bible Study from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and get strengthened in the spirit!  Feel free to bring a dish and join us in the potluck lunch following our study time.

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.



Christian Sympathy is extended to Pastor John Macklin (Patricia) at the passing of his aunt, Mother Helen J. Walker; to Brenda Bailey (Lenton) at the passing of her uncle, George Johnson and to Charles Harris (JoAnn) and Wesley Fields at the passing of their brother and uncle, Johnnie Harris, Jr.

Encouragement Cards.  In today's digital world, the simple act of sending a greeting card has become a rare act of care and kindness.  Receiving cards makes people feel special and loved.  We are excited to announce the resumption of the Encouragement Card initiative.  On the first Sunday of each month, bring a get well or encouragement card for persons on the prayer list to the church.  Sign your name on the card and feel free to add some words of encouragement.  Please print the person's full  name on the envelope, along with your return address.  The cards can be dropped in the Encouragement Card box in the hallway.  If you would like a name added to the prayer list, please contact Pastor Valentine at or 816-444-5588, ext 110.



Welcome Center.  The HeBrews, Hospitality and Membership Teams have partnered to create an inviting welcome area for members and guests in the Narthex (outside the sanctuary).  Stop by to:

  • Enjoy fresh coffee, juice or tea at the HeBrews station between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship
  • Pick-up ministry or event information, order cd's/dvd's at the Welcome tables.
  • Update contact information, register or volunteer at the Welcome tables.
  • Take advantage of convenient, electronic giving at the Welcome tables.

HeBrews Fellowship.  A full HeBrews will be held every third Sunday (or other designated special Sundays).  If you would like to sponsor a fellowship, please contact Lisa Hardwick at or 816-305-6699.



40-140.  Lent begins Wednesday, March 1st.  We will share in a season of spiritual practices this year.  Students will be led through 40 days of practices to follow in engaging with God.  We will also offer 40-140 again, which is 40 days of devotional readings no more than 140 characters long.  Please make sure you have registered for the 40-140 text messages by texting "rage" to 40650.  More info to come.

Scouting Ministry

  • Cub Scouts (Grades 1-5) will meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Kidz Kingdom.
  • Boy Scouts (Ages 11-18) meeting Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Kidz Kingdom. Contact Roosevelt Braxton at 816-305-2656.
  • Girl Scouts (Grades K-12) meet on selected Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Contact Carmellya Anderson at or 816-809-5428.
  • Adult Volunteers.   Committed adults are always needed.  Training is required and provided at no cost.  Contact one of the adults listed above to begin!



King Celebration.  St. James will host the 13th annual celebration of the Missouri State Celebration Commission Saturday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the Paseo Campus.   The guest speaker is Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, President of MCC - Longview.  Performers include the Max Groove Trio, Pamela Baskin-Watson, Nedra Dixon and Angela Hagenbach, the Paseo Academy Chamber Choir, Silent Empire, Kimberlyn Jones, April Sutherland, Jonne Pratt and Tiana Williams.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact Lessie Thompson at 816-763-1232 or

THINK BIG!  Launched this fall as a new initiative of (MARC) Mi d-America Regional Council, the KC Degrees program seeks to reconnect adults with their deferred higher education goals.  Mid-Continent Public Library is among numerous institutions collaborating with MARC to offer this new program, which provides adults who have completed some college credit (but never graduated) the tools and guidance they need to finish their degrees.  Six Mid-Continent branches, including Antioch, Claycomo, Blue Springs South, Grain Valley, South Independence and Blue Ridge will provide meeting space for KC Degrees. Those interested, contact KC Degrees at To find out more about Mid-Continent Library and what it offers visit

Kansas City Boys Choir.  Do you know a young man ages 8-15 boy who enjoys music and loves to sing and dance?  If so, the Boys Choir might be the place for him!  Join us Sunday, March 18th from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at our headquarters (One W Armour Blvd, Suite 16, KCMO 64111) in the US Bank building.  Be a member for a day.  Who knows?  It may last longer because we're more than just a choir!

Women's Conference.  Are you ready to take flight and leave excessive baggage behind? Are you ready to move into your Passion & Purpose? If yes, you are invited to the 2017 Kept Woman of God Conference - Taking Flight.  Join us Friday April 7th and Saturday, April 8th at St. James United Methodist Church.  Register here online or contact Rochinda Pickens at