University of YouIf you'd like to be enrolled and begin taking online courses in St. James' University of You it's easy! Just email Pastor Chris Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll enroll you.
If you're new and you'd like to see what it's like to learn about faith online, you may first want to take a free class called How to Take an Online Class. Click here for more information and class listings.
All are invited to join us each Sunday in the Lounge from 9:05-9:50 a.m. for presentations and discussions of a wide variety of topics ranging from Bible Study and Church history to poverty and inter-faith conversations.
Bible Study, Discussion and Brown Bag Lunch
September through June. These informal sessions take place on Wednesdays at noon and conclude no later than 1:00 p.m. Participation is open to all with a series of topics ranging from the Prayer of Jesus to The Birth of Jesus, Looking at the Biblical stories through fresh eyes. Discussion takes place in the Lounge on the first floor. You are welcome to join us to learn more about the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Lenten Supper Programs
These special programs focus on deepening our understanding of the Lenten season. Presentations often feature guest speakers sharing meaningful journeys of faith made by contemporary and historical figures. Lenten Suppers are held on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. with programs beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests and visitors are cordially invited to join us for these popular evening programs.
There are a number of opportunities for fellowship at St. James. Members of our parish family, guests and visitors are invited to be a part of any group or activity that may interest them. Please contact the church office at 248-644-0820 or email@example.com. A staff member will be happy to put you in touch with a guild or activity contact.
St. Catherine’s Guild
St. Catherine’s Guild welcomes all women of St. James, including visitors. We meet once a month at 1:00 p.m. in the Lounge for worship, fellowship and fun from September through June. Meetings feature a variety of speakers, book discussions and social get-togethers with spouses and guests. Please watch The Light for specific dates.
Each year we select a few organizations, causes or church activities to support. We fund these projects with two bake sales, always generously supported by St. James parishioners.
St. Martha’s Guild
The purpose of the guild is to serve our Lord by helping our church and each other. We meet with St. Catherine's Guild at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday once a month in the Lounge September through June. Please watch The Light for specific dates. Spiritual sharing, friendship and fundraising are our way of life.
Sunday Coffee Hours
Coffee hours after each Sunday worship service provide an opportunity for our St. James family to socialize and communicate their care for one another in a casual setting. Member committees and organizations sponsor coffee hour on an assigned Sunday. Other Sundays are sponsored by families and individuals who provide refreshments.
Wednesday Night Dinners
Wednesday Night Dinners offer an opportunity for parishioners and guests to get to know our St. James parish family during informal meals. Fellowship and fun combine with meals prepared and served by our active volunteers. Dinners are held September through June with special programming added during the Lenten season.
This fellowship opportunity is for people who love to knit, from beginners to expert. Members work on their own projects as well as group service projects. Knitters meet on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Informal instruction is offered to interested participants.
Men’s Golf League
The Men’s Golf League plays on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. at Springdale Golf Course in Bloomfield Township. Interested golfers are cordially invited to join us.
Sponsored by St. Martha’s Guild, bridge leagues play from September through May. All parishioners, family and friends are welcome.