St. James Ministry News and Notes


Advent/Christmas Events

Donations for the North Branch Food Pantry will be accepted in the months of December and January. The Pantry is asking for non-perishables, and NO breakfast cereal (they have too much.)

The Dirings are inviting all members to their home following worship on the 19th of December. Chili will be served, and a signup for sides will be available at church.


About our ministry schedule…

The voters have decided to move worship back to 10 am, Sundays. Bible study will begin at 9 am. These times are effective immediately. Confirmation class is being held at 5:30 pm, every Monday. Member visits are proceeding as planned...please expect a phone call to schedule yours. Also, we're tentatively planning a couples Adult Information Class, both as an overview of Christian doctrine for prospective members and a review for those who want one -- this class will begin soon after the Christmas holiday.


Ministry financial update

Last week’s General Fund offerings: $1080.00

Weekly amount needed for operating budget: $1368.10



“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:7-8, NIV84)