Summer OASIS / June 21-July 26 (off July 5)
4:30pm Session 1 / 5:30pm Family Pizza Dinner / 6:30pm Session 2

St JamesJoin us for Summer Oasis as we get deeper in our faith and friendships. Summer Oasis will be a 5 week time to dig deeper into topical studies that interest you. We will be offering a class for moms and "Going Deeper" w/ Rev. Bill at 4:30pm, along with a Married study (with Rev. Bill & Kim), a women's class, a co-ed class and a men's class at 6:30pm. Children’s programming is also available at both the 4:30pm and 6:30pm times.

We will also be offering a DivorceCare Support Group on Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm.  Our DivorceCare Support Group is a place where you will find caring people who understand the issues you may be facing.   

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Contact Carlene Barbeau for more information.

St. James Variety Show / June 30 / 6pm / Bldg. 3

St JamesReady for some good ole fashioned fun & excitement?! On June 30th, Velocity Youth Ministry will be hosting the very first St. James Variety Show! All ages are welcome and invited to attend so invite your friends and come out for this fun and entertaining night!

Contact Kristina Sonstroem for more information.

School Supply Drive / July 1-July 26

St JamesWe have the privilege to once again provide school supplies for children in our city as they go back to school this fall. We need YOUR HELP this year to help us get ready for our Annual St. James Ybor City Outreach! We are asking everyone who can to buy a backpack and fill it full of supplies (listed below) for the children in our city. You can pick up a flyer with the list of school supplies June 25 and bring your backpack to the containers in the lobby starting July2 or you can drop them off in the Children’s Ministry office any time from July 2-July 26. School supplies needed are: backpacks, pencils, crayons, washable markers, colored pencils, wide ruled notebook paper, 1-subject spiral notebook, 2 pocket folders and pencil box/pouch. 

Contact Stephanie Sullivan for more information.

Night of Prayer / July 10 / 6pm / Bldg. 3

St JamesJoin us as we grow closer to the Lord during Night of Prayer (NOP)! NOP is a CHURCH WIDE event that is set up in an open house format. Come and go as you feel led starting at 6pm, but know that you are welcome to stay as long as you need. The atmosphere is designed specifically for you to engage in quiet time with the Lord.

Contact Kristina Sonstroem for more information.

Annual Ybor City Back to School Outreach  / July 29 / 11am-2pm

St JamesWe invite you to get involved in our local community during our Annual Ybor City Back to School Community Outreach on Saturday, July 29. During this event we will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies collected during our School Supply Drive. We will also have games, inflatables, free lunch, face painting and more for the families in attendance. We are looking for volunteers to serve in these areas and more and would love to have you help us make this day truly memorable for the children in our community. If you are able to serve in any capacity please email Stephanie Sullivan. This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family! No one is too little to lend a hand! 

Cuba Mission Trip Information Meeting / July 30 / 12-2pm / Rm. 2-21

St JamesUnited Methodist Churches (UMC) in Florida have partnered with "sister" churches in Cuba. The partnership seeks to restore historical ties and provide systems of prayer between the UMC and the sister church. Our sister church is located in Jamaica, Cuba and we will be sending a team in November to visit and volunteer as needed. Want more information? Come out to our information meeting on July 30 and learn more about this life changing trip.  
Contact: Emilio Mesa

Youth Confirmation / Starting Aug. 6

St JamesConfirmation is a time for students, grades 7-12, to sincerely examine their faith, to learn what it means to be a member of the Church (both the Body of Christ and the UMC), and to confirm or reaffirm their faith publicly. Students will meet each Sunday, starting Aug. 6th, from 12:30-3:00pm for a time of prayer, teaching and discussion. 
Register here today.  

Contact Youth Ministry for more information.

Baptism Sunday / Aug. 20 / Both Services

St JamesWe have a special Baptism Sunday scheduled for Sunday, August 20 at both services. Baptism is an outward sign of inward grace. It is a proclamation, a remembrance, a dedication, a promise, and a reception. It is one of the most joyous and meaningful acts of worship in our church, whether it is a person who has decided to follow Christ and has been baptizes, or it is a child of believing parents who are promising to raise that child up in Christ's Church.

All participants who wish to be baptized or have their child baptized are required to meet with the pastor prior to services. Contact Mikey Langford if you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized. 

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