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.
Sept. 8 - Spiritual Migration: "A Better Way to Be Christian” (Matthew 23:25-28)2 Timothy 1:14 NIV, Jude 1:3)
Grant Us Wisdom to Perceive You” #510 (sermon)
Sept. 15 - Spiritual Migration: “From a System of Beliefs to a Way of Life” (Hosea 6:6, John 2:13-22)
Sept. 22 - Spiritual Migration: “Toward a Loving God of Liberation” (John 8:1-11, 2 Peter 1:5-7, Hebrews 1:1-3)
“My Feet Are on the Rock”
Sept. 29 - Spiritual Migration: “For the Common Good”( Mark 3:1-6, John 5:1-18)
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.
(September 8 - 29, 2019)
It is time for Christianity to migrate from a faith as a system of beliefs and the guarding of those beliefs to a way of life where we are moving toward and with a loving God of liberation for the common good. Join us for what is likely to be a thought-provoking sermon series.
For your comfort & convenience, St. James UCC offers:
Nursery Care During Worship
Open & Affirming Congregation