Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa. Millions of lives, needlessly lost each year. A continent. Entire nations…slipping away. Slipping through life’s precious net...

Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother.  

Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria’s burden. We fight malaria with a comprehensive model. St James supports this United Methodist campaign, and you can learn more and donate at www.imaginenomalaria.org.  

Every year the Stepping Stone Sunday School Class from St. James United Methodist Church

sponsors a St. James Golf Classic. The class has been able to donate $66,000 in tournament proceeds to provide water wells in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2013, the tournament proceeds benefited the UMC Global Mission “Imagine No Malaria”.
Click here to learn more and register for the Golf Classic.
St. James Staff Contact: Brenda Weeks, brenda@stjames-umc.org or 217-6722
Program Coordinator (St James Golf Classic): Karen Phelps, bankerslr@comcast.net or 786-0955.


Medical/Dental/construction Mission Trip to Guatemala

St. James is very active in the mission field. From local to international, we have teams working on projects catered to the very young to mission trips for every age. In recent years, we have taken medical and dental mission trips to Guatemala, serving the rural poor with treatment and Christ's love.

Guatemala 2016

And so we returned! Returned for a fifth trip to the Mayan villages in and around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Five trips later, St. James has accumulated many stories and blessings of the lives of Guatemalans and St. James members being changed! We want you to become a part of that blessing with your participation on the trip! We are in the planning stage for our 2015 trip. We will be having various fundraisers between now and our departure to help with the cost. This is an intergenerational trip. Participants can be youth age or retired! Lots of experience or no experience. You do not have to know Spanish but should know how to (or want to) love your neighbor! If you would like to go and have any questions please contact trip leaders Sarah Owens sarah@stjames-umc.org OR Rev. Greg Schick greg@stjames-umc.org

 To read accounts from participant's experiences in 2014, please click:

THIS is why we serve...