St. James started at its earliest as a Sunday School in
1812. April of 1913, Rev. Joseph Peters was sent to
organize a congregation and then became its first
June 4th of that same year, a congregation was organized and a lot was rented at the northwest corner of 15th and Union Sts., a temporary site for the church.
It wasn't until 1914, when a groundbreaking service was held for its present site at 15th and Walnut Streets. in 1955, ground was broken for the new Christian Eduation Building and was dedicated on March 18, 1956.
In 1957, by ecumenical union of the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical & Reformed Churches, we became 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.
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.
If you are interested in getting married in our beautiful sanctuary, please call
our church office for our Wedding Policy.
There are two requirements before your date will be placed on our calendar:
1.) a signed contract with
2.) a deposit of $50.00
Other requirements include:
* To be married at St. James UCC, you must be a member of the church,
a previous member, or at least a family member of one of our members. * You and your fiance must attend a total of three pre-marital sessions.
Dates and times will be determined by both the Pastor and couple.
Baptisms are offered for infants, children, teens and adults of all ages. They
are scheduled for Sunday mornings during our worship service. The only
other time they are offered is on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter from
12:00 noon to 2:00pm.
If you are interested in scheduling a baptism, please call the church office at
610-432-7677. You do not need to be a member.