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Weekly E-News - 05/24/2018
Upcoming X-citing Worship, Faith Development, Congregational Care, Compassionate Outreach, Next Generation Ministries and Community News



Be sure to submit Biblical questions now for Dr. Cleaver's "Ask the Pastor" 
  • 3rd Sunday’s at 11:30a
  • Never too early or too late to submit
  • Place in green glass jars in Worship Center
  • Email your questions to Tracy Milsap  


We're back!  Access to Kidz Kingdom 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. 
Monday, May 28


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.  



Wednesday Night Live.  
Bible study continues Wednesday, May 30, @ 7p.  Please read 2 Samuel 1-4 for the week's study. 

Renaissance Campus


Kids Zone Activities
We've taken Tuesday nights to a new level with multiple opportunities to learn the Word of God.

Bible Study Tuesday
6:00p-6:30p Fellowship & Food
6:30p-7:30p Journey thru Leviticus
6:30p-7:40p Kids Zone Fun & Faith
7:00p-7:40p Encountering the Bible thru a theme
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.

Register by clicking the image above.
Christian Sympathy is extended to the family of Darrell Allen, Jr., son of Carmen AllenDarrell Allen, Sr., and sister of Canisha Allen.
Acknowledgements were received from families of Charlene Carter, sister of Joseph (Rita) Mabin, Sr., and aunt of Joseph Mabin, Jr.; Carolyn L. Caldwell, sister of Lilly Shelby and aunt of Andrea Shelby; and Bernice Elizabeth Shavers, mother of Dora (Herbert) Duncan and grandmother of Sharon (Kevin) Ivy.
GriefShare. GriefShare Support Group Sessions have begun. You may contact Rosalyn Wilson at 816-753-5998 or at for additional information or to express a desire to participate during this session. 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 816-802-8234.

Volunteer opportunities available at St. James UMC! We will match your passion with a ministry needs such as:  Ushers, Van Driver, Audio/Visual and Sound, 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




JUNE 27 - JUNE 30

Where:  St. James Paseo campus
Who:  Children, Youth & Adults
When:  Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 30 - 5:00p - 8:00p

Dinner served daily


Youth Orchestra
Saturday Mornings at 9a
Darryl Chamberlain
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.
Boy Scouts
Contact Nyrobi Collins
Girl Scouts (Kindergarten thru 12th grade)
Saturdays 11:30 am to 1:15p
Carmellya Anderson 816-509-5428



Women of St. James, come out, take an active role in our goal to "envision more and embrace the mission."

Scholarship Opportunities
If you are a high school senior, please forward your contact information to Yvette Richards at  Applications are now available for graduating high school seniors who are current members of St. James UMC, see how you can apply online by clicking here.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN  Applications for the Catherine A. Davis Memorial Book Scholarship Award are now available.  This Scholarship Award is available to a young African American female who is a member of St. James United Methodist Church and is a 2018 graduating senior.  The application and award criteria can be obtained from Yvette Richards at  All applications must be submitted by June 8, 2018, to the United Methodist Women Scholarship Award Committee, c/o Carolyn Celestine.  For additional information or questions please contact Yvette Richards or Carolyn Celestine at 816.820.6015 or

Nursing Scholarship  The Health Ministry is accepting applications for the Bessie Thompson Fleming Nursing Scholarship.  Applicants must be a member of St. James UMC and enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree nursing program which begins in the Fall of 2017 or January of 2018.  Proof of acceptance and other documents are required.  Contact Meredith Shellner at - Subject Line: Nursing Scholarship or 816 506-5204.

Mr. Bill Johnson Youth Scholarship*  Renewals for the Mr. Bill Johnson Book Scholarship must complete the book scholarship application and provide a copy of their college transcript reflecting their student status and current cumulative GPA.  Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2018.

*College recipients of the Mr. Bill Johnson Scholarship:  Renewals for the Mr. Bill Johnson Book Scholarship must complete the book scholarship application and provide a copy of their college transcript reflecting their student status and current cumulative GPA.  Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2018.

Membership Scholarship  This scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior of St. James who is beginning a post-secondary education (university, college, certification, professional training) in the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2018.  For additional information or questions, contact  Yvette Richards at 816 802-8234 or

High School Graduation  St. James UMC will celebrate your high school graduation class on June 24, 2018.  Information sheets are available online by clicking here >>> and at the Welcome stations at both campuses.  Send your information along with a *photo* to Phyllis Battle via email at or drop off at the church with Yvette Richards.  If you have any questions, please call Phyllis at 816-213-5918 or via email.


OPEN @ Paseo Campus - MAY 30, 2018, from 3p-5p.
We need your help!  Spring is here and spring cleaning is happening so any clean, gently used: dinnerware, counter-top appliances, mixers, toasters, we would be grateful to accept your donations to pass on to someone in need. Talk with Bobbie Faulkner, 816-822-0299, (Paseo campus) or Erma Davis, 816 820-6353, (Renaissance campus) with any questions or if you want to volunteer with this awesome ministry.


 Friday, June 1, 2018  |  7p - 9:30p
Tickets just $10!  To purchase in advance Click Here!

Bowties & Ties Youth Leadership Conference - Saturday, June 2

There’s Always a Need for Diapers!! 
The number of families participating in St. James’ Diaper Ministry continues to grow. 

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e-News 05.24.2018