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Weekly E-News - 09.06.2018
Upcoming X-citing Worship, Faith Development, Congregational Care, Compassionate Outreach, Next Generation Ministries and Community News






Access to Kidz Kingdom (Paseo campus)
Access 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. 



Get Healthy * Free 12 Week Program * Project FIT!
Come to join us in a FREE 12-week weight loss and exercise program!

Attend the Project FIT interest meeting to learn more about how to join! 

Where: St. James UMC- Paseo campus
When:  Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 6p – 7:30p* 
*If the class has more than 20 participants, please allow for at least 30 extra minutes.
Church contact: Yvette Richards: (816) 802-8234 or
Open to anyone 12 years old and older. If under 18, an adult guardian must also attend the weekly class.

Please JOIN US at the UMW Unit Gathering at the PASEO Campus on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 from 12:00p- 1:30p.  We look forward to your participation.  Come early to support ShareFest (formerly known as the Festival of Sharing) which begins at 9:30a.

September 12, at 7p.  Please read 2 Kings 18-21 for this week's study.


Small Group Study  This intentional Small Group meets on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, Paseo Campus, Room 2Fwith the EXCEPTION of the FIRST WEDNESDAY MONTHLY.  We will begin a new study on Wednesday, September 12, using the book, The Class Meeting by Kevin M. Watson.  As we continue our journey of learning how covenant discipleship can change our lives, the lives of others and transform communities, this book will focus on reclaiming of the Wesley Class Meeting as the primary disciple growing tool.  Join us Wednesday, September 12th as we begin this new study that will give fresh meaning to the historic Wesleyan practice - the class meeting - and show the relevance to the church today.   Should you have any questions and/or comments please contact Alice Ellison,  


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.

Christian Sympathy is extended to the families of Alma Brent, wife of Xavier Brent; Carolyn Lee, sister-in-law of Donald (Linda) Lee; Elliott Bernard Roper, brother-in-law of Teretha Moore Talley and Marian Moore and Michael N. Bishop, cousin to Drs. Linda (Antonio) Settles.

Acknowledgments were received from the families of Ida Butner and Obinna Cowan.

GriefShare. It’s not too late to participate in the group. If you need information about the session just contact Rosalyn Wilson at (816) 753-5998.

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 at St. James UMC. Just start and be a part of something great! We will match your passion with a ministry need:  
Ushers, Van Driver, Parking Lot Greeters, Welcome Stations, A/V Teams, 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.





St. James UMC - Invitation to a special conversation, "Our Sunday School and Beyond"

All Sunday School Teachers/Study Leaders are invited to a conversation on Sunday, September 9 at 11:30 am, to provide valuable input to help assess and evaluate our Sunday School Program.  This effort is due to the St. James Leadership’s 2018 goal to grow the number of participants in weekly Faith Development.  It is hoped this conversation will help lead to increasing Sunday School attendance and participation.

PLEASE JOIN US IN the Great Hall at the Paseo campus.

               A light lunch will be provided!

RSVP by September 5, 2018,  to Lynda Moore Walker at 816.289.9373 or 

Girl Scout Troop 3335 is accepting girl membership in K-12h Grade and adults that would like to help out the troop. Our focus is STEAM (science,, technology, engineering, arts, math) and civic engagement programming. If you can be a resource in these areas, let us know. An information table will be available after each worship service near Hebrews. Stop by to ask questions or to register your Girl Scout.

Fundraising: The troop is participating in a fall product sale that includes magazines, nuts, chocolates, organic veggies & tumblers. We have some Girl Scout cookies for sale too. The proceeds raise money for the troop camping trip. Direct questions to Carmellya Anderson at or 816-509-5428.


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. 



Registration is now open! Click Here
Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 1-4 PM
Roe Park shelter area @ 104th and Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Traditional cookout fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, pop, and water will be provided. Please register to bring chips, dessert or a side dish to share, and enjoy a fun afternoon of fellowship and children’s games.

St. James/Renaissance UMC Housing Ministry
Effective January 2019 St. James will have a Housing Ministry. The mission of this ministry will be to provide information regarding economic stability for families in the church and community, as well as, educational materials pertaining to wealth building, home ownership, and real estate investment. We are currently recruiting for committee members. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please call Lois Roberts at 816-914-8805.

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