Weekly Announcements


Saint James celebrates the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. We thank God for Bishop Richard Allen, the founder, and first elected and consecrated Bishop of the AME Church.  Happy Birthday Bishop Richard Allen.


Get Ready, Get Ready! Saint James’ “Lenten Series 2017,” is less than one month away and promises to be the best series by far. Lent Series 2017 begins on Tuesday night, March 7th at 7:00 PM. The Lenten Consecration Guide will be released this month. Pastor Slaughter is pleading with the Saint James Family to F. O. C. U. S. (Faithful, Obedient, Committed, Unselfish, and Serving) during the Lenten Season. It is imperative that members faithfully attend Lent Worship rather than waiting to watch the experiences online. There is a possibility that the “Lent Series” will not be live streamed. Please plan now to be in worship very Tuesday night during Lent. God deserves those 90 minutes weekly during Lent! Flyers are available in the vestibule area for members that desire to help Saint James spread the word about our "Lent Series 2017."


Pastor Slaughter would like to thank everyone for the congratulatory expressions sent to him in honor of him be inducted into the Turner Seminary Alumni Hall of Fame and being elected the chair of Saint Michael's Medical Center Board. Your thoughtfulness makes life worth the living and the journey of serving people and community a wonderful journey. 


The first year of Saint James "Dirt to Destiny" Capital Campaign, ended on January 31, 2017. The Campaign experienced phenomenal success. Saint James was able to raise 95% of its first- year capital campaign goal. Year Two has officially started. Pastor Slaughter is strongly encouraging all members to make a pledge for the 2017 capital campaign. If you can pledge $5, $10, $15, $20 a week or per month, it will help the capital campaign tremendously. If you need a pledge card, please look in the back of your pew, contact the church office or complete the form online at www.experiencesaintjames.com. If you made a pledge in 2016 and desire to continue with that pledge, there is no need to fill out another pledge card. If you desire to increase the amount you gave in 2016, please fill out another pledge card and turn it in during any offering moment. When making contributions to the capital campaign, please write it on your envelope or on the designated line of your envelope. Remember Acts 5:39. We believe God!


Have you tried a Saint James’ "WOW" (Word/Worship on Wednesday) experience? If you have not, please consider joining us on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM for Bible Study and 12 Noon for Worship (45-minute worship). You can also watch both experiences live online. Please spread the word and invite someone to join Saint James on Wednesdays. 


Attention, Attention: Any member of Saint James that would like to have their 2016 Contributions Summary emailed to them, please email your request to Saint James’ Database Manager,  Rev. Kim Irby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hard copies of the contribution summaries will be available for pick-up after all three worship experiences (lower dining room at the Main Site and the Hospitality Table at the Second Site). Statements are also available for pick-up during Saint James’ Newark campus office hours on Tuesdays through Fridays, between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter. 


Saint James is “Going Red” in honor of Women's Heart Health Awareness Month on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at all three worship experiences. Please continue to pray for those who live with heart disease and those families who have lost loved ones due to heart-related issues. For more information on heart health, log onto www.heart.org.


Please join us every Tuesday for PraiseMoves (5:30 PM, Christian Yoga) Women’s Bible Study (6:30 PM), and Prayer Meeting (7:30 PM). The Prayer Meeting focus for this Tuesday, February 14, 2017, up until Lent is “Developing a New Appetite for Prayer” (Luke 18:1).


 Attention all men! Do you feel like your prayers go up and do no more than hit the ceiling? Do you want to have a stronger prayer life? It is not too late to join us as we have started a new series: "The Essentials of Effective Prayer."  Our Saturday morning Men's Bible Study is from 8:00 - 9:00 AM at M. P. Thomas Charter School located at 88-108 Shipman Street (right behind the church).


The Men’s Ministry of Saint James extends an invitation for all men and young men to join them on Thursdays at 7:00 PM for G-Men Study Group in the lower dining room.


Attention All Teens! Saint James Youth Ministry HBCU Tour (MD, NC, SC, VA, and DC) is scheduled for Monday, April 10th through Thursday, April 13th. We're ending the tour at the National Museum of African-American History & Culture in DC. The trip is $300 per person and a Payment Plan schedule is available: 1/29 ($100); 2/19 ($100); 3/19 ($100). All payments are non-refundable. Please contact the Youth Pastor, Sis. Keshia Spencer, for more details at 973-622-1344 ext. 117. Let's fill the bus and make this a fun & educational event. Chaperones are needed.


Rev. Stef & Jubilation present “Where Do We Go From Here,” a Black History Month Presentation with excerpts from The Middle Passage featuring Roland Martin on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:00 PM at Community Baptist Church of Englewood (224 First Street, Englewood, NJ 07601).  The Freewill offering will benefit the Jubilation Education Scholarship Fund.  To reserve your seat on the bus departing from Saint James or for more information, please contact Sis. Barbara Carter at 973-622-1344, Ext. 116.



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