The struggle with right relationship is a human theme that we've been dealing with every since we were "humans.”
To live is to love - no way around it! These themes cross boundaries of time and geography and we also find them in some of the most ancient stories of our Judeo-Christian tradition.
How are we to deal with human frailty and the ways in which our fear shows up in difficult relationships?
July 8 - "Leaving Home" (Genesis 3:22-23) (click for sermon)
July 15 - "Finding Refuge" (Genesis 7:1-3) (click for sermon)
July 22 - "Looking Back" (Genesis 19:17) (click for sermon)
July 29- "Rejected" (Genesis 21:9-10) (click for sermon)
August 5 - "Birth Order" (Genesis 25:27-28), Holy Communion (click for sermon)
August 12- "Playing Favorites" (Genesis 27:29) (click for sermon)
August 19 - "Wrestling with God" (Genesis 32:24; 33:20)
August 26 - "Face to Face" (Genesis 33:10)
September 2- "Reconciled" (Genesis 45:14-15), Holy Communion
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)
St. James United Church of Christ
For your comfort & convenience, St. James UCC offers:
Nursery Care During Worship
Open & Affirming Congregation
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.
Current Worship Series:
Sundays, July 8 - September 2, 2018
"We Live, We Love"
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.