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Weekly E-News - 07/12/2018
Upcoming X-citing Worship, Faith Development, Congregational Care, Compassionate Outreach, Next Generation Ministries and Community News


Access to Kidz Kingdom (Paseo Campus)
is limited to volunteers and parents dropping off children on Sundays between the hours of 8:30a - 1:00p and Wednesdays between 6:30p - 8:00p. Parents will check in children on the lower level at the Paseo campus. 

UMW Unit Meeting 

July 21, 2018, 10:30a - 12:30p
Paseo campus - Fellowship Hall - All are welcome!

Celebration Opening of the Food Pantry and Bettylu's Closet at Renaissance!
St. James members, family and friends, help spread the word and sign-up to met and greet the community as a volunteer!
Saturday, July 28 from 10a - Noon


Wednesday Night Live.
July 18, please read 2 Samuel 21-24 for the week's study. 



         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 for the potluck lunch following our study time.

Sign up TODAY!

Christian Sympathy  is extended to the family of Brenda Cole-Dunham, mother of Dawn Robinson McKenzie and Brent Robinson; and Jewelene Gladys Bolton, aunt of Ann Kelley, passed.
Acknowledgments were received from the family of Stephen Ross Snead, Sr.
GriefShare. The GriefShare Support Group Session will begin its next session on August 23, 2018.  For additional information or to express a desire to participate in the upcoming session, you may contact Rosalyn Wilson at (816) 753-5998. 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. 

Donor Needed.  One of our long-time St. James members is on the kidney transplant waitlist at the University of Kansas Health System. If you are interested in becoming a living donor, with a simple blood test, general health assessment and the evaluation process is non-evasive.  If you would be interested in helping them through living donation please contact Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III at 816-444-5588.

Volunteer opportunities at St. James UMC. just start and be apart of something great! We will match your passion with a ministry need:
Ushers, Van Driver, Parking Lot Greeters, Welcome Station, and Children and Youth Ministries.
Contact the church office 816-444-5588.

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.



Kidz Connect (Paseo) Sunday Mornings at 9:30a
Kidz Zone (Renaissance) Sunday Mornings at 10:30a
Mustard Seeds 
Choir Cub Scouts
Little Vessel 

YOUTH (12-18)
21st Century Choir
Youth Ushers

Boy Scouts
Contact Nyrobi Collins

Girl Scouts
Saturdays 11:30 am to 1:15p
Carmellya Anderson 816-509-5428

(All Ages)
Sunday School
Grace Dance Ministry

A Flat Youth Orchestra
The A-Flat Music Studio offers formal instrumental music lessons for students who live in the Kansas City metroplex. The studio offers lessons for students who are beginners and orchestral experience for students who are currently playing an instrument.
Saturday Mornings at 9a
Darryl Chamberlain

Contact the church office 816-444-5588 for more information.


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. 


Paseo Campus Offers FREE MEALS to Kids

St. James offers free meals to all children and teens (18 and under) throughout the summer.  While school is out, we provide a safe, cool, fun supervised location for hot/cold meals and snacks.  Children and teens can eat on-site, or take plates home.  We accept walk-ins, and No Registration is required.  St. James UMC has opportunities for kids to play games, enjoy music or movies.  Children and teens can also take plates home.  Program times are:

Paseo campus:  11a - 2:30p
Member teens, college students, and adults interested in volunteering are welcome.  Contact Nyrobi Collins (816.802.8245) for more information.

United Methodist Women MOBILIZE to Support Immigrant Families
immigrant families
6 Ways to Make a Difference  
1.) Pray for the children and their parents who are suffering due to the current immigration policy. 
2.) Support United Methodist Women mission organizations that help children on the border:
3.) Sign the Petition calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the “zero-tolerance” policy, reunite families and end family detention. 
4.) Volunteer with and support local organizations that help, like Justice for Our Neighbors
5.) Call or write your elected officials and your local newspapers to speak up for those seeking asylum.
6.) Get on social media and contact your Senators & RepresentativesClick here for a digital media toolkit with sample social media posts from Families Belong Together. Use the hashtags #UnitedMethodistWomen #FamiliesBelongTogether #EndFamilyDetention #EndZeroTolerance and #ValueOurFamilies.
United Methodist Women statements on family separation:

Upon completion of all 5 classes, participates will receive $100.00!

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