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“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

We believe that spiritual growth happens best in connection with others. We strive to provide the opportunity to experience authentic community and spiritual growth. We have all types of groups for all types of people. It’s our intent to share the relevancy of God’s word in every area of your life.

Everyone is welcome here: whatever your story, your background, your life circumstances. We’re here to walk together on the journey of faith and that requires some activity from all of us.

We offer St. James free access to RightNow Media, an online church video library.
Essentially, it’s a Netflix for Bible studies with videos for kids, students, singles, parents and married couples by teachers like Tim Keller and John Piper. All the content can be accessed from a phone, tablet, computer or television.

We offer access to our in house lending library.
Explore all of the great Bible studies we have to offer.

It’s never been easier to find a group here at St. James! You can browse all available options using our new search tool below.

Group Day Time Ages Locations Location Topic Childcare? Status
Women's Group Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm 18+ St James UMC (Offsite) Panera near Muvico General Study No Open
20's & 30's Life Group Wednesday 7:00-7:00pm 20-39 St James UMC (Offsite) Ward Residence General Study No Open
Community Bible Study Thursday 9:30-11:30am 18+ St James UMC St James UMC - Sanctuary & Lobby General Study Yes Open
Ninjas Thursday 12:00-1:00pm 18+ St James UMC St James UMC - Church Office General Study No Open
Faithful Fitness Thursday 4:00-5:00pm 21+ St James UMC St James UMC - Room 2-20 General Study No Open
Men's Study Thursday 7:00-8:00pm 18+ St James UMC St James UMC - Room 2-17 General Study No Open
Women's Study Thursday 7:00-8:00pm 15+ St James UMC St James UMC - Room 2-21 General Study Yes Open
Family Group Friday 6:30-7:30pm 0+ St James UMC (Offsite) Sturtevant Residence General Study No Open
Family Group Friday 6:30-7:30pm 0+ St James UMC (Offsite) Sergey Residence General Study No Open
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THRIVE : Young Adult Ministry

Thrive is for young adults, ages 18-25, who want to have a great time together through opportunities of weekly study/food/hangtime, regular community service, monthly social events, and annual travel for conference attendance.  For more information, contact Kristina Elsner at

 Men’s Ministry

The Men’sMinistry at St. James provides opportunities for men to connect with each other, to grow, and to make difference in the community and the world around them.  If you feel called to lead this ministry, whether through teaching or cooking breakfast, please contact Barbara Brosch at

MASST: Mature Adults Serving Together

MASST is for adults who enjoy meeting others on a regular basis in a fun, lively social setting, both in and outside the church. The group is a good fit for those who would like to serve together as well, supporting St. James and it’s missions. If you would like to join this fun group of outgoing adults or find out more information, please email Lois & Larry Quinn at

United Methodist Women

From it’s beginning in 1869, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth. Mission initiatives include providing opportunities to grow spiritually, equipping women and girls to be leaders, providing transformative educational experiences, organizing for growth and flexibility, and working for justice through service and advocacy.

We are excited to announce a newly reorganized chapter of UMW, starting in 2018. Join us as we spread the word, get organized, and learn more about how we can best serve the women of St. James. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact

SOKS Monthly Luncheon

Join SOKS (St. James Older Kids) for our monthly lunch and learn more about serving and fellowship opportunities for seniors.  Contact Wiley Hazel at

Widowers Over 60   Join us for breakfast at the Perkins located at 50th St. & Fowler Avenue on the 4th Thursday each month for a time of fellowship.  Contact Wiley Hazel at