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.
St. James has been selected by our local Havertown Acme (1305 West Chester Pike - in the Manoa Shopping Center) to be the recipient of their "Give Back Where It Counts" Bag program. For each specially marked bag purchased during the month of DECEMBER, St. James Food Pantry will recieve a $1 donation!
Spread the news and start shopping this Sunday, December 1!
December 1 (10:30 AM)- Peace in the Midst of Conflict (Matthew 24:42, 44, John 14:21), Holy Communion, Advent Wreath Lighting (sermon)
December 8 (10:30 AM)- Love in the Midst of Hate (Matthew 3:3), Advent Wreath Lighting
December 15 (10:30 AM) - Joy in the Midst of Despair (Luke 1:50, 52), Advent Wreath Lighting
December 22 (10:30 AM) - Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness (Matthew 1:20, 23), Christmas Pageant by the Sunday School, Advent Wreath Lighting
December 24 (5:00 PM) - Presence in the Midst of Loneliness (Isaiah 9:6; Psalm 96:4, 6; Titus 2:14; Luke 2:7,9, Christmas Eve, Candlelight, Child Friendly Service
December 29 (10:30) - Praise in the Midst of Suffering (Isaiah 63:7; Psalm 148: 2-3; Hebrews 2:12; Matthew 2:16 OR Isaiah 52:7-10
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.
Sermon Series: Awed, and Odd
(Advent: December 1 - 29, 2019)
"...it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep." -- Romans 13:11
We Christians believe in “folly”– that there is peace, love, joy and hope in the midst of the good and difficult times. This makes us “odd”–according to those who proclaim the victory of decline and death all around. It is especially in this season of expectant hope that we can instead proclaim the awe-inspiring presence of God’s reign that continually makes all things new. This is a season of odd “juxtaposition”–swords into plowshares, wolves and lambs resting peacefully together, and the “speechless” singing for joy!