Transition in Youth Ministry
--As of October 20, Jacob Hill, our Director of Youth Ministry, will transition out this position as he continues to be a member of this congregation. We want to thank Jacob for all his wonderful work with the youth! There will be a reception on Sunday, October 6, after the 10:55 a.m. service for the youth and parents with sandwiches and cake before going to the Greek Festival.We are hiring!
St. James UMC is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry. If interested, please contact Emily Bagwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive a full job description and submit an application.
All Saints Sunday
is November 4 (both services). "Requiem" by John Rutter will be sung by the Chancel Choir with soloists and orchestra. Please submit names of remembrance to the church office by October 29 to be included.Award for David Boyd >>
This Saturday right before the UGA-LSU football game, David Boyd will be receiving the Bill Hartman Award, given to University of Georgia student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and/or in service to others by 20 or more years of superior performance after graduation. Previous recipients include Gov. Carl Sanders, Fran Tarkenton, Billy Payne. Congratulations, David!College Care Packages
--As a part of "Music on a Mission," we collect items to be sent to St. James' college students. This is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, and we need your help! If you have a college age student in your family, please email Linda Merrill
with their address or if you would help donate items to put in the packages, that would be great! Complete list of items needed >>
Fall Kids' Consignment Sale >>
will be September 27-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration has closed. We are still looking for volunteers. Sign up now >> The Education Wing
(Lower Level) Renovation Project Preliminary Design will be on display in the Narthex for three weeks beginning Sunday, September 29. Your comments and questions are welcome. Please contact Renee Drexler via email
or at 404.601.4812. Costa Rica Mission Trip Planning >>
This year's project will be constructing a new Methodist Children's Home outside San Jose. We are looking for anyone interested in putting YOUR Faith into Action. Please join us this Sunday, September 29, at 12:15 p.m.
in Room 305/309. We will be discussing the projects, tentative trip dates and answering any questions. A light lunch will be served. Please contact Cliff Bates via email >>
or at 770.490.9382 if you have any questions.
Court of Honor
-The following BSA Troop 370 Eagle Scouts will celebrate their Court of Honor Ceremony this Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m.: Sam Fallon, Patrick Hayes, Patrick Moore, James Nutter and Kevin Quigley.
will meet on Tuesday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room. New members are welcome! If you would like additional information, feel free to email Stacey Cimowsky >>
Food For Thought
--This resource fair for families of special needs and gifted children will be held at St. James UMC on Sunday, October 6, from 1-4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Kids Enabled, a non-profit group that supports the learning differences community, there will be guest speakers, exhibitors, plus food trucks and fun for the family! Learn more >>
Women's Retreat >>
Retreat for women of all ages: January 31-Feb 2 at the Peachtree Wyndham in Peachtree City. The theme of the retreat will center on faith, love and letting go, and will be based on The God Box by Mary Lou Quinlan. Reservations are due by October 7. Register online at or complete the registration form outside the church office.Sidewalk Construction
on the Sanctuary Entry begins Monday, October 7, and will take approximately two weeks to complete.
--On Wednesday, October 23, we will discuss Anne Lamott's book, Help, Thanks, Wow
after Wednesday Night Supper at 6:45 p.m. She is a wonderful author and this book on the three essential prayers invites us to consider some new ideas about living a life of prayer. Rev. Emily Bagwell will be guiding the discussion. We hope you will read the book and join us! If you need assistance obtaining a copy please call the church office.
Rex's Helping Hands for Christ
--Using donations made in memory of Rex Michel, a group is involved in hands-on local missions such as: wheelchair ramps, decks, siding, painting, door and window replacement, weather-stripping, and general light construction. If you want to volunteer or need more information, or if you know of persons in need of assistance in these types of light construction areas, contact Eric Eidbo at 770.757.7157.
"God and..." >>
Children and youth grades 1-12 are invited to join in a six-week program in four different classes beginning in October presented by St. James Boy Troop 370, open to all boys and girls. These co-ed classes use age-appropriate demonstrations, Bible studies and projects to help participants build a closer relationship with Christ. Those involved in scouting will earn a badge and non-scouts receive a certificate upon completion of their class. Adult leadership is being sought for God and Me (grades 1-3) and God and Family (grades 4-5) classes. If you are interested in teaching or if you have questions, please email Kent Watkins
or Jeff Hunt
. GA Tolls to End
--The State Road and Tollway Authority will hold a series of public meetings in September and October to provide information to the driving public on the toll plaza demolition process and timeline. More information >>