In February 2014, the congregation at St. James voted unanimously to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. The St. James ONA Statement begins:
The people of St. James United Church of Christ in Havertown, Pennsylvania, affirm our belief that every person has dignity and worth and is a beloved child of God..... We welcome all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and condemn all acts of violence and discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identification... (click here to read our entire statement)
God's and Our Vision: New Adventures (2017-2020)
St. James will be offering
new initiatives, activities, events and programs for:
people with cancer,
families affected by addiction,
those who will benefit from pet therapy,
and the LGBT community.
As an inclusive community of love and support,
St. James United Church of Christ is a spiritual home for all people
to grow in faith and come together in service.
St. James United Church of Christ
Current Worship Series:
Sundays, October 14 - November 25, 2018
"Church's New Logo"
This series will seek to unpack the many powerful and inspiring symbols in our new church logo by exploring their usage in scripture and the Church.
October 14 - Tree: Cross, Roots, Water (Jeremiah 17:7-8, Acts 13:28- 29 Amplified Bible) Sermon Text
October 21 - Triangle, Circle, Outer Ring (Isaiah 40:18-23, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14) Sermon Text
October 28 - Seed (2 Corinthians 9:9-13 CEV) Guest Preacher, The Rev. Emily Livingston Sermon Text
November 4 - Leaves and Nest (Psalm 1:3, Matthew 13:31-32. Rev. 22:1-2), Holy Communion Sermon Text
November 11 - Heart, (Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 73:26) Sermon Text
November 18 - Dove (Genesis 8:10-12, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 10:16, John 2:13-16)
Nov. 25 - Crown (Matthew 27:29, Hebrews 2:9, 1 Peter 5:4, Rev. 14:14)
For your comfort & convenience, St. James UCC offers:
Nursery Care During Worship
Open & Affirming Congregation