At St. James, we want to help you grow in faith. Every person’s journey is different; we offer a variety of ways to reach those who are just curious about Christianity all the way to those who are looking for something deep. If you would like to speak to someone about your faith path, please contact Rev. Jessica Durand, Senior Associate Pastor, at 501-217-6710 or email@example.com.
Focus Small Group - M210
A group designed for those with young families who would like support through the life experience of raising children. This class meets upstairs in the Administration Building; use entrance 1 or 2, stairs or elevator is available. Contact Karrie Miller at 417-9203.
Young Adults - Jones Hall
This new class consists of couples who are parents of preschoolers. Bill Waddell will be leading the class.
New Creations - M211
This class is composed of married couples with school aged children. They seek to grow in their faith and relationships through fellowship, scripture study and mission work. The group meets in the Miles Building second floor. Use entrance 1, 2, or 3 and go to the second floor. Contact Erin Dees at 529-9808.
Paiirs Plus/United in Christ (UNC) - M216
An active group in their 50s, the main focus of the class is studying and applying scripture to their daily life. They are also service and mission minded. Contact Ashley Coldiron 501-902-9090 or Wendy Wood at 501-454-9465.
Pioneer Class - M214
The class is a fun-loving group of practicing Christians who support each other through prayer and fellowship. We actively seek to know God through His word. Classes are mostly self-taught and involve lively discussion of various Biblically-based studies. Quarterly mission projects are an integral part of the Pioneer class experience. They are located in the Upper Miles Building. Use entrance 1, 2 or 3. Contact Lesley Cooper at 539-1182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stepping Stone - P101
Stepping Stone is a fun-loving group that welcomes all who wish to share Christian fellowship, study the Bible and seek ways to be faithful followers of Christ. The Sunday class experience is enriched by hands-on mission service, community outreach, outings, social events and involvement and support of St. James ministries. Contact: Jane Dennis, 501-681-9472, email@example.com or Richard Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org, 786-9111.
Transitions - P107-109
Founded in 1999, Transitions SS Class is comprised of couples and singles, ages 40 and up that is very active in mission work, social activities, and community service groups. Lessons are Bible based and designed to strengthen the Christian faith in modern times. We welcome all visitors. This class meets in Upper Peck Building, entrance 6.
Contact Kathleen Joiner at 227-7979 or Cindy Stern at email@example.com.
Cornerstone Class - A207
This diverse group of adults range from 50’s to 70’s with both married and single participation. This class enjoys engaging Bible Studies. Class members rotate lessons to provide a diverse perspective. Located in the Administration Building, entrance 1, second floor. Contact Dave Eckess at 501-960-3319.
Forum - M217
Composed of singles and couples in their 60’s and 70’s who enjoy close fellowship with each other. Lessons are facilitated by various members on Bible study, current events, outside speakers, and religious topics with the use of videos in many cases. Members support each other as needed, enjoy outside activities and parties, and share their Christian values. Enter through entrance 1, 2 or 3 and take the elevator or stairs up. Contact Joe Farmer at 680-4590.
Friends in Faith - P105
A group of diverse and active senior adults who meet to develop friendships through social activities and challenging lessons focusing on current issues in Christianity. Class is located in the upper Peck Building, entrance 6. Contact Jane Elphingstone at 868-8406.
Genesis Class - Hamra Library
This group of adults in their 40s, 50s, & 60s enjoy regular socials, participate in missions, and on Sundays, discuss the Bible and lessons designed to strengthen their Christian walk. The class is located in the lower Peck Building, entrance 6. Contact Linda & Don Bacon at 680-8731.
Passages - P104
A Bible centered group for all ages who are needing the light of Christ to guide their path. The group is composed of mostly single adults ages 50+. Each Sunday there is biblically based discussion on current issues. The class meets in the upper Peck Building, use entrance 6. Contact Mark Bennett at 221-3467 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 Days - P100
A caring, supportive group of individuals wishing to grow spiritually in God’s grace. 40 Days is composed of mostly single adults ages 50+. The class is located in the upper Peck Building, use entrance 6. Contact Sallie Graves at email@example.com.
Agape Class - Cottey Parlor
A vibrant and caring group of mature adults who love Christian fellowship and learning together. Use entrance 6 or 7 and take the elevator or stairs down. Contact Anne Roark at 541-0674.
New Challenges - M212
This is a high energy, interactive group of adults of all ages and stages of life. There is a team of 6 teachers who focus on Bible study and other topics that relate to life today. They have a weekly newsletter and all class members receive a pictorial directory. The class meets in Miles building, second floor. Use entrance 1, 2 or 3 and go to the second floor. Contact Claudia Beverly at 607-0234.
Open Door -
Perkins Conference Room
Multiple ages form this group that focuses on Bible study and life application. Class attendance by teleconference is an option for those who are physically unable to attend. This class meets in the Administration Building. Use entrance 1 or 2 and take the elevator to the second floor. Contact Debbie Frost at 952-2820 or Dotty Moore at 772-4246.
Join in community on
Sunday mornings to study,
serve and journey together!
Not sure which class to try?
Stop by the Welcome Center Desk on Sunday morning or contact Rev. Jessica Durand for guidance. Classes expect new visitors every week, feel free to visit whenever you’re ready!
thursday morning bible study
9:30 AM Perkins Conference Room
This group yearns to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. They study Bible studies and life application topis through the school year. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
monday women's bible study
vine and branches
10:00 AM Library
A daytime Bible study for men and women who seek to grow in faith and encourage one another to live out their faith in everyday life. Class facilitated by Bruce Dobson. Contact Shelia Stobaugh at email@example.com for more information.
wednesday evening women's study
6:30 PM Room M216
Are you looking for a way to form new friendships that are supportive and encouraging? Consider joining the Wednesday evening women’s Bible study. Leah Phelps, Director of Kids LIFE, coordinates the study; contact her at 217-6786 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
men's bible study
Thursdays, 6:00 AM
Perkins Conference Room
Meeting year round we are a diverse multi-generational group of men coming together for a time of Bible Study, prayer, and fellowship. Our studies include a wide range of topics and formats. Through the year our curriculum varies. We use video series, short term topical studies and some more in-depth traditional Bible study. Dave Eckess coordinates the study. For more information contact Dave by phone/text at
501-960-3319 or email@example.com.
For more information, contact Rev. Jessica Durand, Senior Associate Pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-217-6710. Childcare is provided free of charge with advance reservations. Contact Sarah Owens, Director of Nursery Ministries, at email@example.com
Registration is not necessary
to attend Bible studies.
Come join in on the wonderful food and fellowship and enjoy the programs being presented this fall. Reservations are necessary, cost for the lunch is $8. Contact Jenny Smith at 217-6756 for more information.
Life Line Screening, sponsored by Baptist Health Heart Institute, will offer simple, painless and preventive health screenings at St. James. Dates are to be determined. Screenings include: Stroke/Carotid Artery Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Peripheral Arterial Disease Osteoporosis Risk Assessment To register, call 1-800-324-9458 or online at www.helpinghandsforhealth.com. Forms will also be available at the Welcome Center. For more information, please contact Teresa Bodie at 217-6711 or teresa@stjameslr..org
LIfeQuest's Mission to enhance life’s journey through the middle and later years through life-long learning and meaningful volunteerism within the community. LifeQuest of Arkansas, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1981 (originally called The Shepherd’s Center) to provide a framework through which adults can plan and create a more purposeful and rewarding Third Age*. Although LifeQuest is not a religious organization, eleven interfaith congregations joined together to fund and begin LifeQuest. Today there are more than 35 affiliated congregations. LifeQuest membership currently stands at more than 2500. Participants come from 13 counties in central Arkansas.
*(Third Age – the period of life after one’s primary career and child-rearing, which now can span approximately 2-3 decades)
For a listing of all of the upcoming classes click here
AARP DRIVING COURSES
AARP classes are offered throughout the year and upon completion of the class you will be given a certificate making you eligible for a discount with your insurance company. The cost of the class is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non members. Please contact Jenny Smith at 217-6756, or at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the class.
United methodist women
The community of womens’ purpose is to know God and to develop a creative, supportive fellowship while participating in global ministries of the church.
At St. James we have the following UMW groups:
Evening Church Mice Circle meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the church. This circle of friends enjoys serving the community together. Each month they have a time a prayer, fellowship, and participate in a mission project.
Faith Circle meets at 10:00 a.m. the first Monday of each month in various members homes or in the church parlor. This group of ladies invites speakers from all over the country to help educate them on the needs of women and children.
Joy Circle meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in various members homes or in the church parlor. The ladies in this group enjoy a variety of programs, many of which highlight the work of United Methodist Women world-wide.
Loaves and Fishes Circle meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month in the MountainTop (Upper Children's area). Bring a sack lunch. The monthly programs vary in topic and speaker, but all have to do with how we can grow in faith or serve God in some way.
The United Methodist Women also sponsor two brunches a year. The Winter Wonderland Brunch is held in January. In addition to a tasty meal, there is a silent and live auction. In May, the women sponsor a Spring Luncheon. Proceeds from both of these events support local mission outreach programs such as Camp Aldersgate, Methodist Family Health, P.A.T.H, and other projects of the United Methodist Women.
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