Ministry Highlights:


Saint James will host the City of Newark Central Ward Census Town Hall Meeting on this Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Upper Fellowship Hall. The 2020 Census is very important and determines funding for education, grants, as well as congressional representation. Let’s get involved. Please help spread the word! #MeetingNeeds


“Meet me at the Altar” for prayer is scheduled for this Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 6:00 AM. The prayer emphasis for this week is Widows and Widowers. Please help spread the word! #BuildingFamilies


Get Ready, Get Ready: Saint James “Lenten Worship Series 2020,” promises to be one of the best series thus far. On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 12:00 Noon, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the Lent Season. Lent Worship Series 2020 begins Tuesday night, March 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM. Pastor Slaughter is pleading with the Saint James Family to carve out time for the Lenten Season. It is imperative that members faithfully attend Lent Worship rather than watching the experiences online. There is a possibility that some Lent worship experiences will not be live-streamed. Please plan now to be in worship every Tuesday night during Lent. God deserves those 75 minutes weekly during Lent! Every member of the Saint James Family/Village is expected to sow $20 for each worship experience. Remember, God Loves a cheerful giver! 


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


On Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM in our Upper Fellowship Hall, the Nurses’ Ministry will host an Emergency Preparedness Workshop with a free raffle for an emergency preparedness bag. A well-trained church makes our communities stronger. Please plan now to be in attendance. #MeetingNeeds


On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Pastor Slaughter will preach the opening sermon of the 148th Session of the New Jersey Annual Conference. Pastor Slaughter is looking for 300 members of Saint James to join him at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlantic City. We have secured buses to transport persons from Saint James at 7:00 AM and will leave Atlantic City at 3:00 PM. Please sign-up for the bus at the security desk after worship or stop by the church’s main office (Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM) to add your name to the list along with your non-refundable deposit of $10.00. The total for transportation is $20.00.


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.


Attention all College Students/Parent(s): Please contact Sis. Alison Nettles to update you/your child’s mailing address for the Winter/Spring semester in order to be eligible to receive the Spring gift by calling 973-622-1345 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.. You may also pick up your printed statements today after each worship experience and/or Tuesday-Fridayfrom 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

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