Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Gardeners at St. James

"I planted the seed...but God made it grow" (1 Corinthians 3:6).


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Operation Inasmuch 2012

This spring, St. James participated in Operation Inasmuch once again, and we had a great time sharing God's love in our community by helping others and showing them the love of Christ. 

We planted a garden to grow fresh vegetables for the needy people in our community. 


We went out into the community and knocked on doors, handing out free books for children.

We held a Family Fun Day, inviting the community over for games, crafts, and a hot meal.  

We offered a vision screening and gave out bags and bags of canned goods, baby formula, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and other basic necessities to those who were in need.

A group of us went out to build steps to help a family get into and out of their home. 

We stood outside of grocery stores like Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly to collect canned goods and other groceries to help fill up our food pantry.

We put together birthday bags of cake mixes, icing, and other treats for people who have birthdays each month at our food pantry.

All these things (and more!) we did in the name of Jesus, seeking to share God's love in our community and to let everyone know that we care about them, and that God cares, too! All of these things we did, keeping in mind the words of Christ: "I tell you the truth. Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" (Matthew 25:40).

Monday, June 4, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Garden at St. James is growing, growing, growing! These rows of squash, zucchini, okra, beans, tomatoes, corn, and watermelon will help to feed many of the hungry people in our community each month. What a blessing God has given us to use our gifts of gardening to spread his love in Red Bank, SC!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spend A While on The Nile

Join us for our Music Camp/Vacation Bible School this summer at St. James. Our week will be filled with Bible stories, drama, music, crafts, and games. By the end of the week, the children will present a musical called, Spend Awhile On The Nile. Don't miss out on all the fun this summer! Deadline for registration is JULY 8.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Affirmations of Faith

Congratulations to our Confirmands for 2012! They each got up and affirmed their faith in Christ on Pentecost Sunday, May 27. What a joyous time this was in the life of our congregation as these young people stood up to renounce sin, the devil, and all the forces that defy God. May God continue to bless them and to guide them as they go forward in the truth and the wisdom of Christ.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Church

We wish you a blessed Pentecost Season. Pentecost is the birthday of the church, the day when the Holy Spirit came down upon the disciples. With a mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire, their lives were changed forever. They were suddenly able to speak in all sorts of languages, sharing the good news of Christ in all lands to all people. We thank God for the power and the comfort of the Holy Spirit in our lives, who brings us to faith and guides us in truth.