Ministry Highlights:


Twice a year, Saint James has the opportunity to express its love to Pastor Slaughter and his family. During the month of June, Saint James celebrates the Pastor’s Anniversary. During the month of December, members of the Saint James Family express their love to Pastor Slaughter and Family for the Christmas Season. If Pastor Slaughter has been a blessing to you or your family, please express it in some way. All expressions aren't financial. Some are expressed through kind words and prayers. If you desire to express your love to Pastor Slaughter and the First Family, please use the designated "My Pastor’s Christmas" envelopes that were mailed to members that receive quarterly envelopes via the mail. You may also use a pew envelope and write "My Pastor’s Christmas" or contribute online. Remember, scripture declares in Galatians 6:6, "Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it."


The month of December at Saint James is “Ministry Emphasis Month.” During each worship experience, 15 to 20 ministry leaders will stand before the congregation in an effort to put a name with a face. Pastor Slaughter is encouraging every member that isn’t presently serving in a ministry to petition God concerning what ministry they should join.  Please log onto our website,, click on the top left-hand corner “menu” icon and scroll down to “ministries.” After clicking on the “ministries” tab, you will be able to view all the ministries of Saint James. Please come prepared in the month of December to meet the ministry leader of the ministry you desire to be a part of. Every ministry leader will have materials available to share and inform persons about their ministry. It’s time to get involved. #MakingDisciples #MeetingNeeds


The NJPAC 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will feature Grammy award-winning gospel artists, Mary Mary and Tasha Cobbs on January 12, 2018, at 7:00 PM. During this year’s Dr. King Celebration, NJPAC will honor Pastor Slaughter. Pastor Slaughter has been selected by NJPAC to receive the prestigious “Visionary for the Future,” award for embodying the spirit of Dr. King. The award ceremony will be followed by the concert. Saint James has a limited amount of lower tier level tickets available for $65.00. Please see Rev. Pam Ringold to purchase your ticket to support Pastor Slaughter and to attend the concert. Tickets are available until next Sunday, December 17, 2017.


Did you know that you could text your tithe or offering to Saint James? Take advantage of Saint James’ “Text to Give,” by texting your contribution to: 973-878-0759. In the message section, type the amount you would like to give. For example: $100.00 and then hit send. This makes giving simple, secure, and convenient. Remember, the Lord loves a cheerful giver.


Quarterly Mass Baptism and Rededication is Sunday, December 31, 2017. All baptism candidates must attend one orientation session in order to participate. Orientation will be held today, December 10, and next Sunday, December 17, 2017, in the upper fellowship hall after the 11:00 AM worship experience. Please see or contact Sis. Barbara Carter (973-622-1344, Ext. 116, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information. 


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 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!


Get Ready, Get Ready!  Saint James’ Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Experience is Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 7:00 PM. Please plan now to be a part of this beautiful experience.


Attention! Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Watch Night Worship at Saint James on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM (SOPAC), 11:00 AM, and 10:30 PM (Newark Campus). Pastor Slaughter will preach all four worship experiences. A different sermon will be delivered at the 10:30 PM Watch Night Worship Experience. Please plan now to be in worship on New Year’s Eve!


Tickets for the Saint James Women's Ministry Bus Ride Trip are still available and can be purchased today, December 10, 2017! Today is the last day. Please see someone from the Women's Ministry Leadership Team. On Saturday, December 16, 2017, parking & bus pick-up will be on Shipman and Court Street. We will depart at 8:00 AM sharp. If you have any questions, please email the Women's Ministry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gentle Reminder: Radio City Music Hall youth outing is next Sunday, December 17, 2017, for the 5:00 PM show. The van will depart from the church lot at 2:00 PM and return at 8:00 PM.  Please call Sis. Keshia Spencer, Saint James youth pastor, at 973-622-1344, ext. 117 for more information.


Attention all High School teens and parents! The 2018 HBCU College Tour, is scheduled for March 26th-30th, 2018. The cost of the tour is $399 per person. The 1st down payment of $100 is due Sunday, December 31, 2017. Please contact Sis. Keshia Spencer, Saint James youth pastor, at 972-622-1344, ext. 117 for more information. 


The Christian Education Ministry of Saint James is looking for teachers, who are skilled in writing,  to assist the ministry in teaching students how to draft successful college and scholarship applications. Please contact Rev. Pam Ringold at 973-622-1344, Ext. 119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..









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