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Operation Christmas Child

Send boxes of gifts to children in need all across the world! Organized by Becky Black on behalf of Samaritan's Purse. For a list of gift suggestions, visit here. Drop off locations will be in the Narthex and front office. Deadline is Nov. 22. Happy packing!

Holiday Poinsettias

Show your love with a holiday poinsettia! Each poinsettia comes with eNews and Christmas Eve listings that honor a special occasion or memory of a loved one. Cost is $10. Sales end Dec. 13. Visit this link to place your order. Please note: Purchases are for the beautification of the Sanctuary for Christmas and may be picked up AFTER Christmas Eve services.


Metropolitan Ministries

Holiday Tent

Wreaths Across America

Help us honor those who served and teach our children the value of freedom! St. James’ American Heritage Girls troop is selling sponsorships for Wreaths Across America. You are invited to sponsor a live wreath for $15 to be laid on the grave of a veteran at Bushnell National Cemetery on December 19. Troop members will participate in laying the wreaths and our troop receives a portion of your donation.


Purchase your wreaths online here: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/150642. Deadline is Nov. 30. If you would like to pay by cash or check or have a question, please email AHGFL0529@gmail.com.

Harvest Market Friday BuyDay

This year, 16 local businesses helped make Harvest Fest a success! As a show of thanks, we are highlighting these businesses each Friday through Dec. 11. This week, let's check out the beautiful, faith-driven home decor of doTERRA Essential Oil and the delightful, aromatic homemade soaps of Alice's Macarons and More. Let them know they are loved! Add them to your shopping list this holiday season!

Christmas Dinner Sponsored by MASST

Join MASST on Dec. 6 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. for a socially safe Christmas celebration! Enjoy a grilled chicken or a pulled pork entree followed by the Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange. Dinner also includes beverages and dessert pies. The event will take place in the courtyard by building 2, and 

guests will sit at small tables separated under a canopy. Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent.


Dinner will be catered by Glory Days. Prices are $11 for the pulled pork entree and $12 for grilled chicken. To reserve your spot, please visit this link. Deadline is Nov. 30. For inquiries, contact Jim Born at jrb@bornfamily7.com. 

Christmas Decorations Needed

Help light up our Bruce B. Downs entrance this holiday season by donating Christmas decorations! We're looking for garlands, lights, wreaths, Christmas trees, and a life sized nativity scene. The display will be open to the community for photo ops, and it'll feature vendors to serve up holiday refreshments. Set up begins Sunday, Nov. 15. To donate or volunteer, please email



At St. James UMC, we are just a group of people seeking Christ and trying to bring others along for the ride. We are a United Methodist Congregation part of the Florida Conference.



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Tampa, FL 33647


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