Saint James United Methodist ChurchWELCOME HOME

If you’re searching for a community of faith to call home, you are welcome at Saint James. We are a mix of talents, ideas, ages, and backgrounds. We offer many worship, service, learning, and fellowship opportunities for all ages.
We believe in the importance of living the example of Jesus, by responding to his call to take care of the other people in our world.

Indoor Worship Service Returns

November 1, 2020
Time: TBA

We are pleased to announce that we will be moving our Prayer and Reflection Service from the Chapel in the Woods into the Sanctuary starting November 1, 2020. We know that so many have been looking forward to worshiping with your Saint James family in our beloved Sanctuary. However, this will not be a return to our familiar worship structure.
  1. There will be no singing or unison/responsive readings.
  2. The service will be less than 30 minutes long.
  3. The Pastor will greet people before and after the service outside the double front doors.
  4. We will be seated in such a way to observe social distance
  5. Ushers will help us ensure that we do not cluster together in the Narthex or hallways
  6. Everyone will be required to wear masks at all time while in the building and parking lots.
  7. We will also have a registration system to ensure we stay within the allowed numbers.

Please understand that if, at any time, Pastor Pat feels that the service is no longer safe for all involved, if Howard County or Maryland State governments change the criteria for indoor gatherings, we would stop holding the indoor service. If a report is received that an individual finds themselves testing positive or symptomatic after attending a service, we would not hold a service the following Sunday to allow for cleaning and quarantine procedures.

Our online service will continue for those who feel safest at home during these times.

Sunday Worship Service (Online) 

Hands with sunset in background

October 25, 2020
Beguiled by Beauty

Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world. May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
  • Scripture from Psalm 147:1-11
  • Nancy Janson serves as Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum provides the Children’s Moment
  • Donna Benson, Certified Lay Servant, leads Worship
  • Special music is provided by Saint James Hand Bell Choir

10 am Ringing the Bells – Every Sunday
Ring the bells for 5 minutes to share the good news Christ is Risen!