Ministry Highlights:


Today, Saint James celebrates the Baptism of members of our family who have made a commitment to give their life to Christ and to follow Jesus for the very first time.


“Meet me at the Altar” for prayer is scheduled for this Friday, January 24, 2020, at 6:00 AM. The prayer emphasis for this week is Women. For the next several weeks, we will have a weekly emphasis for prayer. Please help spread the word!


The deadline for the Mother Mary Ann Norris Scholarship is today, January 19, 2020. The application and guidelines can be found on, under the youth tab and choose “Scholarship Applications” from the drop-down menu. Please pay careful attention to grammar and punctuation when writing the essay. Please take advantage of applying for this scholarship opportunity sponsored by our First Family. Those that have been recipients of the scholarship in the past are not eligible. 


The State of the Church Address is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM. Please plan now to be in attendance.


The First District Founder’s Day Convocation is February 6-8, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA. Please visit the First District’s Facebook page at for more information.


Saint James Founder’s Day Celebration is Sunday, February 9, 2020, during all three worship experiences. Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of our Founder, Bishop Richard Allen.


Saint James will celebrate “Greek/Pan-Hellenic Sunday 2020” on Sunday, February 23, 2020, during the 11:00 AM worship experience. All members of the “Divine 9” are encouraged to invite their sorority and fraternity members to Saint James for this year’s celebration. Please spread the word!


Attention all members of Saint James: If you would prefer to have your 2019 contribution statement emailed to you, please contact our Database Management Specialist, Rev. Kim Irby 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 fourth 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 2020 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! 


Men’s Bible Study is held on Saturdays at 8:00 AM in the Upper Fellowship Hall. All men and young men are invited to participate.


Please join us for Women's Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. All women and young ladies are invited to participate.


The Organized Lay will resume their monthly meetings this Friday, January 24, 2020, in the Lower Fellowship Hall from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please join us as we move into 2020 “stronger and wiser," and as we continue to “Grow for God’s Glory.” Lite refreshments will be served. - Sis. Elfrieda Johnson, Lay President.


The Women’s Ministry will host “Sistah Sunday Brunch Meet-up” on next Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Cornbread (1565 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood) at 12:30 PM. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be advised that each guest is responsible for covering the cost of their meal.


The Super Bowl of Caring started 30 years ago with this prayer, “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” To combat local hunger, the YPD of Saint James will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and monetary gifts after all three worship experiences, Sunday, February 2, 2020, for “Souper Bowl Sunday.”


The Marriage Enrichment Ministry & Lorac Divad Event Planning presents, “Love Is In The Air,” Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Costa Del Sol (2443 Vauxhall Road in Union) from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Advanced tickets are $75 and may be purchased after all worship experiences in the lower vestibule.  "

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