About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

TO SEEK & GATHER ALL PEOPLE IN JESUS’ NAME

FEED THEM WITH THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL THINGS THEY NEED,

EQUIP THEM TO BE NEW DISCIPLES, SEND THEM OUT TO DO JESUS’ WORK.

History

St. James started at its earliest as a Sunday School in 1912.  In April 1913, Rev. Joseph Peters was sent to organize a congregation and became its first Pastor.

June 4th of that same year, a congregation organized itself and rented a lot at the northwest corner of 15th and Union Streets.  The lot served as the church’s temporary site.

In 1914, St. James held a groundbreaking service for its present site at 15th and Walnut Streets.  In 1955, church leadership broke ground for the new Christian Education Building and dedicated it on March 18, 1956.

In 1957, by ecumenical union of the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical & Reformed Churches, the congregation changed the church’s name to St. James United Church of Christ.

Through many changes in the world, and in the neighborhood, St. James UCC still stands proud and tall.  Its congregation continues to be faithful to God's call to ministry, to worship and witness the good news of the Gospel.

Membership

We invite you to join the St. James U.C.C. congregation.

 

Weddings    

If you are interested in getting married in our beautiful sanctuary, please call the church office at 610-432-7677 for St. James UCC’s Wedding Policy.

St. James UCC leadership requires the following two items before placing your wedding date on the church calendar:

1) a signed contract

2) a deposit of $50.00

Other requirements include:

1)  Be a member, previous member or at least family of a member of St. James UCC

2)  The Bride and groom must attend a total of three pre-marital sessions  

3)  Dates and times will be determined by both the Pastor and couple  

          

Baptisms

The pastor offers the sacrament of baptism for infants, children, teens and adults of all ages.  The pastor schedules baptisms on an individual basis during Sunday morning worship. If you would like to schedule a baptism, please call the church office.  You do not need to be a member.

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