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St. James offers a variety of opportunities for adult learning and growth, in:


“Coffee With Jesus”

The popular “Radio Free Babylon” cartoon that can be found on Facebook is shared and enhanced with a scripture passage and some questions to prompt conversation.   There are currently two gatherings offered, but if you would like to start your own at a time convenient to you, Pastor Merle has over 100 one page reproducible hand out sheets available.   Just get the hand out, make the copies you need, gather a few friends or co-workers, and pick a place that works for you!   Want to sample it first, here are the locations currently going.



“The Opening”

A “once a month” gathering to explore grief, loss, and the matter of change.

This open group meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m.   It focuses on walking through grief, loss, and change with an eye on the future.  It is open to anyone experiencing loss of any kind, death, relationship, job transition, etc.


“Adult Forum on Sundays, 10:00 a.m.”

A weekly opportunity to drop in for conversation and learning.  Sometimes video presentation based, sometimes live speakers and guests, this opportunity mixes it in a convenient Sunday Morning timeframe.