St James UMC                                                                              512 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC


Sunday, May 13
Loving God, we pray:
for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
for those who raise children on their own;
for those who have lost a child;
for those who care for the children of others;
for those whose children have left home;
for those whose desire to be a mother has not
been fulfilled.
and, for all deceased mothers.
Loving God,
We thank you for the love of the mothers you
have given us, whose love is so precious that it
can never be measured, whose patience seems
to have no end. May we see your loving hand
behind them and guiding them. We ask you to
bless them with your own special love. We ask
this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.



WHERE: St. James United Methodist Church
TIME: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spectators are free!
Entry Registration Fee is $15 per entry
Trophies for each class
Proceeds go to Helping Hands of Goose Creek
and Church Missions
For more information, contact Leighton
McDonald at


A big thank you to all those who came out for    
the pot luck outdoor service. A special thank
you to everyone who helped clean up, and to
Janet Cole who went the extra mile to purchase
ice for our drinks. Also, a special thank you to
the UMM’s Group who provided the hot dogs &
Your sisters and brother in Christ,
Anne, Carolyn, Donna, Sandy, Joyce & Clyde

Blessing of the Pets


As we recognize our mutual interdependence
with God’s creatures, St. James UMC is hosting a Blessing of the
Animals service on Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 pm.
Bring your pets of any kind. Encourage your neighbors to come with their pets. This service is open to the entire community.

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018                 
Since 1896, Epworth
Children’s Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages 4 to 18 come to us from broken family systems and our goal is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and
spiritual enrichment.

The mission of Epworth Children’s Home is to serve children, youth and families through a caring, accepting and safe Christian community, where hurts are healed; hope is nurtured; and faith in God, self and others is developed.

Epworth Children’s Home provides group residential care for children and youth from all of South Carolina. They provide child care, counseling and related services to families and children without regard to race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, you will have a chance to help with your donation if you can. Envelopes and flyers will be included with the bulletin.

The United Methodist  
Men’s Group meets the fourth Monday of every month in the meeting room of the sanctuary
building at 7:00 pm. However, due to Memorial Day on May 28, we will meet on
Monday, May 21, in the fellowship
Hall classroom.

The next meeting of the Friendship Circle will be held May 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Our program will be on Class Lives.
We will be having our first evening circle meeting on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 pm in the meeting room. On May 19, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, we
are supporting one of our sister groups, the Women’s Self-Denial Retreat, hosted by Grove Hall UMC. The retreat will be a “Wonderful Journey of Loving Yourself.” Pay at the door Cost $5. 00 for Lunch.


Remember to celebrate a special event     
by having Pink Flamingos placed on
someone’s lawn. It can be done secretly or announce who it is from. Cost is $24.00 for one day.
You can just imagine how surprised they will be to wake up to 40 pink flamingos perched on their lawn in the morning with a sign “You Have Been Flocked.
If you are flocked, you can have them returned to the sender for $24, or have them sent to someone else. What Fun!!

The Demented Dames Calendar  

The Dames will be selling their 18-month
calendar featuring the “Demented Dames” in their costumes from various plays with
their Bios and favorite Bible verse. Learn what makes these ladies tick. Reserve a date on the calendar for a loved
one’s birthday or special event for only $10.00. Purchase a small ad for $50.00 or a large ad for $150.00. The deadline is May 25th. So, hurry space is limited and so are the calendars— sure to be a sellout. Calendars are $10.00.

Call any Dame to place your order.


30 Hour Famine Prep – On Wednesday May 9th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, we will be meeting at the church to have our prep for the 30-hour famine. It is important that if you plan to participate in the Famine that you try to be here. We will
be learning a little more about what we will be doing at this year’s famine, along with discussing more about fundraising for World Vision. We will also be playing some games to get us ready for the famine and learning more about why we are doing this.

30-Hour Famine – Friday May 11th –Saturday, May 12th, we will be participating in the 30 Hour Famine.

We will start at the church at 6:00 pm on Friday and stay the night at the church and continue until 5:00 pm on Saturday.  However, kids are asked to begin their fasting at 11 o’clock that Friday morning to get the full 30-hour experience. The kids will be learning all about what it means to fast and how hunger affects people all over the world. We will be watching videos, having bible study, playing games, and much more learning all about hunger.

Muffins forMoms
On Sunday May 13th, during
fellowship and coffee time, we will meet in the fellowship hall to serve muffins and juice to all moms for Mother’s Day

Ignite Bible Study

On Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30-8:00pm, we will be meeting in the Youth Lounge for our Bible Study. We will have a game/activity & video to go along with the lesson. The Youth have an opportunity to share and
connect with each other through their own stories and scripture. All Youth are welcomed to bring a small snack or meal for themselves to enjoy.

Collecting Canned Goods
for HH of GC

Up until Sunday, May 6th, the
Youth will be collecting canned
goods for Helping Hands of Goose
Creek. Our goal is for the youth and the congregation to collect over 200 canned
goods since April.





JULY 9 – JULY 13, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Registration Is Now Open
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Children’s Sunday School
Classes June – July Will be doing “Armor of
God” for kids



The Children’s Ministry is in
need of Sunday School
substitutes. If you can help,
please call Jill Jones 843-569-7334, or e-mail her




Children’s Ministry and Youth had a great time visiting The Blake out in Cane Bay on Saturday, April 23. They met and spent time with some
wonderful residents, talking and sharing stories. They also planted flowers in pots with them. They then went by rooms to deliver the pots
and prayer squares to the residents’ rooms. Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to visiting again!

Come, bring your favorite dish on Sunday, June 24, after the 11:00 am Worship Service.

We are collecting soda pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House. They can be put in the zip lock bag on the UMW bulletin board, or the zip lock bag in the fellowship hall by the kitchen, or given to Nancy LeBeau.

                                                                                                              Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  at the home of the Eubanks All children and Youth are invited.  Please bring a beverage or snack to share



On Saturday, June 23, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, St. James United Methodist Church is hosting the St. James Food Truck Rodeo & Veterans’ Car Wash. This event will benefit the following ministries of St. James UMC: IGNITE Youth Ministries,the Veterans’ Ministry, and Faith, Hope, & Love Café.

We will have —
▪ Lots of Food trucks from which to purchase some delicious food
▪ Craft Vendors from which to check out and purchase items
▪ Live music along with face painting for children
▪ a Car Wash, for just a donation, to help homeless veterans
We hope that everyone will come out, and enjoy a beautiful day of fun, food, and fellowship!

If you would like to provide the altar flowers for a certain Sunday, please print your name on the calendar (in the lobby) on the date you wish to provide the flowers. Also, please print the name(s) of person(s) you are honoring or remembering and the special occasion. This information will be placed in the bulletin. There are two options for providing flowers:

1. Have the flowers automatically ordered through the church office. The cost is $40.00 and are delivered to the church. You then make your check payable to St. James UMC.

2. You can provide your own flowers, You will be responsible for purchasing the flowers, picking up the arrangement and getting it to the church by 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. You must contact the church two weeks prior to placing the flowers to prevent an automatic order to the florist.

The flowers are yours to keep after the Services are over





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