St. James Episcopal Church

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301 Piney Mountain Rd
Greenville, SC 29609-3035
United States
864-244-6358
Contact Person(s): 
Dena Veazey
Episcopal Network Affiliations: 
Daughters of the King, ECW, Episcopal Relief and Development
Organized Groups: 
Adult faith formation, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step, Bible study, Choir, Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Women (ECW), Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM), Lay pastoral care (e.g. Stephen Ministry, Community of Hope), Men's group, Nursery, Preschool, Youth faith formation/Sunday school, Youth group
Regular languages of worship: 
English
Service Times: 

SUMMER SUNDAYS
​7:45 a.m. Rite I (said Eucharist)
10:00 a.m. Rite II (Sung Eucharist)

Nursery care is available during the 10:00 service

PROGRAM YEAR SUNDAYS
7:45 a.m. Rite I (said Eucharist)
9:00 a.m. Rite II (said Eucharist with hymns)
10:10 a.m. Christian education for all ages
11:00 a.m. Rite II (Choral Eucharist)
Nursery care is available during the 9:00 and 11:00 services

 

The people of St. James are an incredibly diverse and growing group. We come from all walks of life. Some of us are single, others are partnered or married, and we welcome traditional, non-traditional, and interfaith families equally in our congregation.

Some of us were raised in the Episcopal Church but most of us were raised in another faith tradition: Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, and many others. However, we have all come to call St. James home and each other family. We welcome all who come seeking a deeper knowledge of God just as we were once welcomed. Questions are encouraged as we explore what we believe and why we believe it in community. While we have a rich theological diversity and various perspectives on many issues, we come together as one family gathered around one table: to be and to receive the Body of Christ.

We are not only hearers of the Word, we are doers of the Word! Outreach is woven into the very fabric of St. James. Whether it's Feed Thy Neighbor, GAIHN, the St. James Giving Tree, the Christmas Angel Tree, Saturday Lunches, the annual School Supply and Coat Drive, SouperBowl Sunday, Camp Bob, Stop Hunger Now, the Frazee Dream Center, or any number of other ministry opportunities, St. James parishioners are very active in the community at large - living into Christ's commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Won't you join us? There's always room at our table.

The Gathering: A Senior Adult Minsitry

The Mission of The Gathering Senior Adult Minitry is to plan and provide for the well-being of the seniors in our community including their physical, social and spiritual needs, by working with our seniors to foster opportunities for study, service, spiritual growth and social interaction.  We seek to partner with our seniors to deepen their journey of faith and improve their integration into our community.  

EYC
St. James Episcopal Youth Community is the place for youth grades 6-12. We call this a community because the connections we build go beyond the doors of the church. We seek to be a place where we build and strengthen relationships with one another, while remaining an open and safe place to bring in friends and others who may be seeking a community to call their own. We also seek to be a community through building and strengthening relationships between youth and caring adults, and through building and strengthening relationships between Youth and Jesus Christ. 
We do this through programs that create shared experiences for our youth, adult volunteers, and the parish at large.  ​​Specifically, we seek to do this through building our time around four tenants: Study, Service, Socialization, and Spirituality. We Study and engage topics that are important to youth and their Spiritual journeys. We Serve in line with the spirit and heartbeat of St. James Parish, acting as Christ hands, feet, and heart in this world. Along side these experiences we acknowledge youth as Social beings and make space for them to live in to this though silly games and time laughing around the dinner (or lunch, or afternoon coffee) table. Finally, we guide youth as they develop their Spirituality and deepen their understanding of and relationship with Jesus Christ through liturgical and other prayer and responsive practices. 
St. James Giving Tree / Angel Tree

St. James Giving Tree is an opportunity for the St. James family to support the education of low income students and Title I schools in the Greenville area. We work with school counselors and administrators to supply low income students and Title I schools with school supplies, clothing and footwear. Regular donations are gathered throughout the year. 

 

St. James Angel Tree accepts donations of Christmas gifts from St. James parishioners for low income children throughout the Greenville area. We work with Greenville County Department of Housing Services and other local groups to identify at risk families and children and to provide Christmas gifts for them. 

United Ministries Food pantry

St. James parishioners have committeed to supplying United Ministries' food pantry with 300 16oz bags of dried beans per month as part of their effort to feed the hungry in the Greenville area. Donations are accepted weekly.

Feed Thy Neighbor / Project Host

St. James regularly sends teams to participate in the Feed Thy Neighbor breakfast program sponsored by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Greenville. This ministry provides a hot breakfast every Saturday to the disadvantaged in Greenville's West End area.

 

Project Host is a local soup kitchen and culinary vocational training center for the underprivileged in Greenville. St. James parishioners serve at the soup kitchen and St. James holds a Bluegrass & Barbecue benefit for  Project Host every August.

Education Equals Hope

St. James supports the missionary efforts of Roberto and Cameron Vivanco in Quito, Ecuador. One of their ministries is Education Equals Hope, a scholarship program for children in Ecuador which helps them afford a quality education. St. James sends mission teams to Quito to assist the Vivancos in their work and to experience the realities of living in the developing world first hand. 

KAIROS - A Prison Ministry

St. James supports and sends volunteers to work with KAIROS International prison ministry. This support includes baking cookies for the incarcerated, hosting KAIROS team retreats, and St. James parishioners volunteering to be on staff during KAIROS events at correctional institutions. 

United Ministries - GAIHN

The Mission of the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) is to assist local congregations to share hospitality (in the form of emergency shelter, meals, and short-term housing) with homeless families that include children, and to help those families achieve self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.

The Greenville Area IHN is a coalition of forty-two religious congregations collectively called GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network). Uniting volunteers and facilities from diverse religious communities and faith traditions, GAIHN provides homeless families with safe, secure shelter while offering emergency assistance (including superb transitional housing), strategies to obtain affordable housing and permanent employment, and appropriate referral and guidance to help reintegrate families into the community as quickly as possible.St. James hosts GAIHN two weeks per year at our facilities and assists in providing meals for two weeks at another facility.