Are You New?
Visiting or worshiping with us at St. James', you will find a warm welcome and a beautiful church in which to pray. But more importantly, we hope you find in this community and in our worship a living sign of Christ's redeeming love for you and for all people.
We are a congregation made up of people who live in the neighborhood, all over Manhattan, in the other boroughs, and beyond. We come from six continents and range in age from newborn to nearly one hundred. We were raised in this church, in some other church, or with no faith at all.
So what do we have in common? We are committed to worshiping together, growing in faith, connecting with each other, and serving God's people in the city and the world.
Get to know us
Introduce yourself to any of the clergy after the services. We'd love to meet you!
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Think St. James' might be for you?
Meet next to the bell at the back of the Church after the 9:10, 11:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services for an informal conversation with the Rector about what brought you to church and where you might be called to go in your spiritual life.
Attend our next New Member Class. Whether you've already decided to make St. James' your church, or are curious about how to make that decision, you're invited! There will be plenty of conversation and time for your thoughts and questions. Contact the Rev. Will Peyton to learn more.
What does it mean to be a member?
For Christians, the most important "membership" we have is our membership in the Body of Christ, offered through Holy Baptism. All are eligible for this membership, there are no dues, and it never expires.
To be a member of St. James' is to take up the responsibilities of Baptism through the worship, mission, and ministries of this church: to pray, work, and give at and through St. James' for the spread of the Kingdom of God.
Pray. Make prayer with the gathered community a part of your personal spiritual practice by participating in Sunday and/or weekday worship whenever you are able.
Work. Look for a way, however modest or ambitious, to offer your time and talents in God's service as we seek to share the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world.
Give. Prayerfully commit a portion of your personal or household budget to our common life and ministries by making an annual financial commitment.
Want to explore further?
Life in Christ never leaves us where we are, but calls us deeper into love of God and neighbor. Your clergy are always available to explore with you how you are living out your faith now, and where God might be calling you to grow. Just call or email!