St. James United Church of Christ
December 3 (1st Sunday of Advent) - "Bah Humbug! Making Change" (Luke 1:46-47, 52-55), Holy Communion
December 10 (2nd Sunday of Advent) - "The Remembrance of Christmas Past: Hope from Heartbreak" (Luke 2:8-14)
December 17 (3rd Sunday of Advent) - "The Life of Christmas Present: Look Upon Me" (Deuteronomy 15:7-11, Matthew 2:1-18), Sunday School Christmas Pageant; The Christmas Fund (Veterans of the Cross) Offering
December 24 (4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve) - The Hope of Christmas Future – “Death-Defying Acts" (Revelation 1:4, Romans 8:4b-17) and “Keeping Christmas Well” (Luke 1:26,
2:20, John 1:1-14); Bethany Children’s Home Offering
(Note: On Sunday, December 24, there will be no Sunday morning service, only a Christmas Eve service at 5pm.)
For your comfort & convenience, St. James UCC offers:
Nursery Care During Worship
Open & Affirming Congregation
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.
This Advent/Christmas series will take a look at how living in God's economy of grace and justice is the antithesis of the life-threatening addiction to money, success, exclusion and looking out for ourselves. The chimes of the clock-tower bells in Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol provide a wake-up call for Ebenezer
Scrooge and turn him from his resentment, fear and isolation. Just as God's presence was born anew into the world, we too can be born anew, woken up and redeemed into renewed life, joy, passion, generosity, humility and love.
"God has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things…" (Luke 1)
Current Worship Series:
Sundays, December 3 - 25, 2017
"God Bless Us Evereyone!"
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.