St. James United Church of Christ
Havertown, PA 

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"Faith That Works"

The people of St. James are experiencing a faith that works. Our faith has provided us with a sense of purpose for our lives, direction when we are unsure what to do and comfort when tragedy comes.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am. All are welcome.

  "Risky Business” 
Worship Series

6 Sundays: January 8 - February 12, 2017

If Jesus had lived in our day, the risk assessment folks would surely have rejected his application for life insurance.  Time and again, he put himself in positions of risk- saying things that rubbed the rulers the wrong way, eating with people not fit for good company, and putting himself in harm’s way as he rubbed elbows with the sick and unclean.  Through his actions, Jesus proclaimed that living into the reign of God requires the willingness to carry out a bit of risky business.  Are we willing to take risks for love and justice?  What price do we pay by playing it safe?

Jan. 8 - The Cat Is Out of the Bag (Mark 1:21-45) (access sermon)
Jan. 15 - Not So Nice and Neat (Mark 4:2-22) – Jenn Gonsalves preaching (access sermon)
Jan. 22 - Try As We Might (Mark 4:1-34) – Meagan Mcleod preaching
Jan. 29 - Not So Untouchable (Mark 5:21-43) – Meagan Mcleod preaching
Feb. 5 - Not Quite the Home Town Hero (Mark 6:1-29), Holy Communion; Food Pantry Sunday
Feb. 12 - Let Your Light Shine (Mark 8:27-9:8) (access sermon)

Latest performance by the St. James God Rod Team

 Available sermons from past Worship Series:

Oct. 16 - "God Is Holding Your Life" (Psalm 121)  Access sermon
Oct. 23 - "Surely Goodness and Mercy" (Psalm 23)  Access sermon
Oct. 30 - "Desert Blues" (Psalm 63)  Access sermon
Nov. 6 - "Into Your Hands" (Psalm 31) and Holy Communion  Access sermon
Nov. 13 - "There is a River" (Psalm 46)  Access sermon
Nov. 27 - "Reclaiming Tradition" (2 Kings 22:1-10) Access sermon
Dec. 11 - "Sacred Foundations" (Ezra 1:1-4, 3:1-4, 10-13) Baptism  Access sermon
Dec. 18 - "Old Things, New Growth" (Luke 1:5-13, 57-80) Access sermon
Dec. 24  - "Newly Born" (Luke 2:1-14, 2:15-20) Access sermon

Past sermons in this series are available to read by clicking the "Access sermon." 

Video lessons from our past "Simplicity" worship series. Live a life more life more focused on what's important rather than what bogs us down.


"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"
by Marie Kondo

A Year Without a Purchase

Project 333: A Minimalist Clothing Challenge

"Simplicity Parenting: Using The Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids" by Kim John Payne

Mobile Phone Users- If our videos do not appear along with their above titles, please click here to view them on our YouTube channel. 

Click here to access a blog which you may find to be a helpful resource as we spend October and November focusing on "Simplicity."

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St. James United Church of Christ. 

Open & Affirming 

In February 2014, the congregation at St. James voted unanimously to become an Open and Affirming Congregation.  The St. James ONA Statement begins: 

The people of St. James United Church of Christ in Havertown, Pennsylvania, affirm our belief that every person has dignity and worth and is a beloved child of God..... We welcome all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and condemn all acts of violence and discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identification... (click here to read our entire statement)

For your comfort & convenience, St. James UCC offers: 
Free Parking 
Wheelchair Accessible
Nursery Care During Worship
Open & Affirming Congregation



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