Ministry Highlights:


Today, Saint James’ Youth Weekend 2018 comes to an end.  Pastor Slaughter would like to congratulate Youth Pastor, Rev. Keshia Spencer, the Youth Weekend Committee, as well as all the Youth of Saint James for a phenomenal weekend.  Pastor Slaughter would like to encourage all parents who have not signed their children up to be a part of our youth ministry to please do so immediately.


Attention All School-Aged Children: Please visit the upper fellowship hall after worship to collect a book bag full of supplies at the Singles’ Ministry Book Bag Giveaway. #MeetingNeeds


Please consider joining the AME Church and the Council of Bishops on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 9:00 AM at Lafeyette Park/Square (directly across from the White House) for a "Day of Action." The “black church” again, must speak to the conscience of America. For more information, please contact the church's main office at 973-622-1344, Ext. 124. 


Get Ready, Get Ready! The month of September will be a month to remember at Saint James. Our 2018 Family and Friends Emphasis Month will focus on “Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, and Fun. Please see a member of the Block Party Committee after worship (or visit the church’s main office Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM) to secure your T-shirt(s) or “All-You-Can-Eat” wristbands for the 8th Annual Block Party at 12:00 PM on Sunday, September 23, 2018. T-shirts are available in white and gold, sizes Youth Small - Youth XL at $16.00; and in grey and gold, sizes Adult Small - Adult XL at $16.00 and Adult 2XL - 3XL at $20.00. Sunday, September 9, 2018 will be the deadline to purchase your T-shirt. “All-You-Can-Eat” wristbands are available for $4.00 in advance, and $5.00 the day of the Block Party. #BuildingFamilies


Love Feast is this Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Pastor Slaughter encourages all to come out and participate.


Saint James Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study and Prayer Meeting has been suspended for the summer. Both experiences will resume in September.


Men’s Bible Study is held on Saturdays at 8:00 AM at Saint James in the lower dining room. The G-Men (Godly Men Bible Study) has been suspended for the summer.  All men and young men are encouraged to join.


Next Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 10:00 AM, the Dept. of Christian Education presents a Panel Discussion with a forum on finances, mortgages, and foreclosures. To RSVP or for more information, please email Rev. Pam Ringold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Saint James Quarterly Mass Baptism and Rededication Experience is scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2018.  All baptism candidates must complete an orientation session in order to participate in the baptism celebration. Orientation classes are scheduled for Sunday, September 2, 2018, or Sunday, September 9, 2018, in the upper fellowship hall after the 11:00 AM worship experience.  For more information, please see or contact Sis. Barbara Carter at 973-622-1344, Ext. 116 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st annually. It raises awareness about the seriousness of overdosing and educates people regarding drug-related deaths. If you know a family or friend that is/was affected by this tragedy and would like to discuss this subject more in-depth, please contact Sister Wendy Hurling at SJSSC, 973-624-4007. Knowledge is the key!


The upcoming mid-term election will be one of the most important elections in history. YOUR VOTE MATTERS! If you are a college student returning to school and have not registered to vote, please do so immediately. If you are attending school out of state or away from home, please register to vote by mail. Anyone who has not registered to vote are encouraged to see a member of the Social Action Network Ministry after worship to register. You can also email Bro. Craig Stanley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.


The Saint James "Dirt to Destiny" (D2D) Capital Campaign is approaching the end of its second year. Through the Capital Campaign, Saint James has been able to purchase the necessary property/land needed for construction without obtaining a loan. The campaign will also provide a tremendous boost in the pre-development cost associated with the vision. Pastor Slaughter is strongly encouraging all members to make a pledge in 2018 toward the 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 by logging onto 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!






















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