St James
July Newsletter
Join us for Worship
every Sunday at 10 am
in the Sanctuary or
watch live on YouTube if
you're unable to attend.
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The Worship Leaders 
for July are
DeAnna Bousman 
(1st Sunday)
 and John M Smith 
(2nd-4th Sundays) 
If you have any announcements 
or concerns
that need to be shared during 
the Worship Service,
please contact them at:
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Independence Day, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood. It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
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The North Carolina Conference Annual Conference 2024 was held June 13-15 in Greenville, NC. 
Our church had one clergy representative (Joseph Park), one lay delegate (Bob Denney), and three Lay
Equalization Delegates appointed by the conference 
(Jim Park, Susan Newton, and Ellen Denney). 
All five of our attendees have reported very positive evaluations of the conference and all hope to be able
to attend again in 2025.
Below you will find links to web pages posted by the North Carolina Conference. These links will help
you find all the sessions of the 2024 conference except for the Clergy plenary session which is a closed
The first link is to the website for the 2024 Annual Conference. This is where you can find everything you
ever wanted to know about the Annual Conference:
The second link is to the summary/ wrap-up of the whole conference prepared by the conference staff:
The third link is to the site where you can watch video recording of each of the major events. This
includes the worship services, the special speakers (all were very good), and business sessions.
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Church Office Door
Sidewalk Closed
Beginning the week of July 8th, the sidewalk that runs along Main Street and the Church Office door will be replaced. 
During that time, the Church Office door will not be in use.
Please drive around to the choir room door (CLC and Daycare parking lot) and call the Church Office at 252-223-4231 to be let in if you do not have a Church key.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time!
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WCHS Mentoring Ministry Update
WCHS Mentoring Ministry End of Semester Party was held last Friday in the fellowship hall with Ms. Sarah Banko of WCHS and Ms. Susana Guijarro of ULECAN and the families of the immigrant students we have been mentoring for the past few months.
Thank you to all the mentors who have been faithfully serving these students with love and care.
[Mentors: Lin Kemp, Judy Jenkins, Mimi O'Brien, Sherry Kelly, Denise Garner, Wes Hupp, Cindy Henry]
John O'Brien and Mimi Park helped with food.
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Hospice House Meal
We (St James UMC) provide a meal for guests,
staff, and volunteers
of Crystal Coast Hospice House
on the 1st Saturday of each month.
Please contact Martha Daniels
at 252-241-0877
if you would like to contribute to this mission.
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Community Tent Revival was a Success!
Click the link below to find the livestream videos from those nights.
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Red Cross Blood Drive 
There is an urgent need for blood donations!
The next drive is 8-13-24 in the CLC 
from noon-6pm
New Feature!
Send in your favorite recipe to share with the congregation in the monthly newsletter.
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Recipe of the Month
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1 - Travis Lowe
2 - Johnna Joyce
3 - Wes Hupp
3 - Gayle Rivers
4 - Molly Etter
5 - Sarah Plisko Davis
5 - Charles Plisko
6 - Alex Lowe
9 - Karla Fuller
11 - Julie Bradshaw
12 - Chris Allen
14 - Hailey Klott
18 - Elliott Davis
18 - Savannah Wade
18 - Bevin Wall
21 - Emily Stoll
22 - Richard Kanuck
22 - Travis Kelly
24 - Jennifer Bolding
25 - Davis Riley
25 - Georgiana Small
25 - Carrie Stroud
26 - Lamar Hudson
28 - Butch James
29 - Ryan Small
30 - Susan Lacy
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Mark your Calendar!
4 - Church Office Closed
4 - Matthew 25 Closed
4 - Thrift Shop Closed
8 - Main St sidewalk closing this week
8 - Grief Share Group 4pm Classroom 5
22 - Grief Share Group 4pm Classroom 5
24 - TEFAP Bagging Volunteers at 1pm Matthew 25
25 - TEFAP Distribution Volunteers at 8:45am Matthew 25
29 - Vacation Bible School Begins
New Vision Circle, Actionettes, United Methodist Men and Church Council will not meet during the month of July.
Any other events/activities not listed will be sent out via email.
1011 Orange Street PO Box 250
Newport, NC 28570, US