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."


Please keep Pastor Slaughter and the First Family in prayer as his month-long sabbatical has begun. This is a time of rest and renewal for Pastor Slaughter. Pastor Slaughter is both grateful and thankful for your patience and for respecting the sanctity of this time-frame.


Get Ready, Get Ready!  Saint James’ Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Experience is Monday, December 24, 2018, at 7:00 PM. Please plan now to be a part of this beautiful experience. Pastor Slaughter will be preaching this celebration! 


Attention! Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Watch Night Worship at Saint James on Monday, December 31, 2018, at 12:00 Noon (Main Site), 8:00 PM (SOPAC), and 10:30 PM (Main Site). Please plan now to be in worship on New Year’s Eve!


Saint James Quarterly Mass Baptism and Rededication Experience is scheduled for Sunday, December 30, 2018. All baptism candidates must complete an orientation session in order to participate in the baptism celebration. Orientation classes are scheduled for Sundays, December 16 and 23, 2018, in the upper dining 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..


Dr. Vernard Hodges’ book, Bet on Yourself: From Zero to Millions is available to purchase in the church’s main office on Sundays after worship or Tuesday-Friday, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The book is available at $20 per copy and would make a great gift for the holidays.


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! 


Saint James is a great place to be on Tuesday nights. Women’s Bible Study convenes at 6:30 PM and Prayer Meeting begins at 7:30 PM. Make Saint James your destination on Tuesdays!


Attention all Men! You are cordially invited to our next monthly G-Men Fellowship here at Saint James on Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Come out and share the Word, food and fun. Bring a friend. You don't have to be a member of Saint James to participate. We look forward to seeing you there.


Men’s Bible Study is held on Saturdays at 8:00 AM at Marion P. Thomas Charter School (88-108 Shipman Street). All men and young men are invited to participate.


Please join the Youth Ministry for a holiday experience with the famous Harlem Globetrotters on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the Prudential Center. Tickets are $45 per person. All monies are due by today, December 9, 2018. For more information, please contact Rev. Keshia Spencer, youth pastor, at 973-622-1344, Ext 117. 


The Singles Ministry is collecting brand new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves, and socks for those who are less fortunate than we are. The collection receptacles will be available in the upper and lower vestibules through Friday, December 28, 2018, at 6:00 PM. #MeetingNeeds
















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