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.

Worship Series

4 Sundays: November 27 - December 24, 2016

This time of year is steeped in traditions.  We repeat patterns handed down to us or created by us as we gather around tables, trees and candle-lit singing.  The scriptures leading up to the Christmas event this year tell the story of the Hebrew people and their struggle to keep traditions alive and what happens when the new is born from the old.  What will be birthed among us this year and how will we embrace or reject it?

Nov. 27 - Reclaiming Tradition (2 Kings 22:1-10)
Dec. 4 - The Only Constant (Isaiah 40:1-11) and Holy Communion
Dec. 11 - Sacred Foundations (Ezra 1:1-4, 3:1-4, 10-13) Baptism
Dec. 18 - Old Things, New Growth (Luke 1:5-13, 57-80) Christmas Pageant and God Rod Team “One King”
Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve - 5:00 PM) - Newly Born (Luke 2:1-14, 2:15-20) a service for all ages, including God Rod Team "One King"

 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

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."

Click to view the activities and events taking place at
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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