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Sunday Worship Services

8:30 and 11:00 A.M.

Our worship services are designed to glorify God, exalt Jesus Christ, and to give us an opportunity to hear God’s Word preached to us each week. Because we know not everyone worships in the same style, our two services reflect that. Here’s a little more for you to know:

8:30 Worship Service

A classic United Methodist worship service that features traditional liturgy and hymns. Typically lasts 50-55 minutes.

11:00 Worship Service

A praise-oriented worship service with a live band that sings current Christian music with a

blend of familiar hymns. This inspirational service lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Regardless of the style you prefer or the service you attend, our desire is to lift up Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

What to expect

What are the worship services like?

First of all, we believe that everyone who attends worship services at St. James, whether you’re a first-time guest or you’ve been around here for years, should be able to come with the expectation of meeting with God. That applies to those who are on top of the world and to those who feel like they’ve hit rock bottom: the Lord wants to meet with you.  So, our worship services are designed to facilitate those encounters—meeting with each other, and meeting with God.  You will hear good news proclaimed to you each week.

Not everyone worships in the same style. Our 8:30 service, for instance, is a more traditional worship service, while our 11:00 service incorporates both traditional and contemporary worship styles. It’s not unusual at our later service to have traditional hymns as well as a jazz ensemble accompanying our Praise Team. Regardless of the style, our desire is to lift up Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

How should I dress on Sunday morning?

Coat and tie and traditional “Sunday best” clothes are not the norm at St. James, though you will see some folks wearing just that. Most people dress casual, but wear what you are comfortable in. If you’re worried about what you wear, the less likely you’ll expect an encounter with God.

What should I bring with me?

Bring an joyously expectant attitude, and a reverent attitude in recognition of the God whom we worship.  Bring a Bible if you have one. If you don’t have a Bible, we’ll have plenty in the pews for you to use.

 

Directions and Contact Info

  • 111 West Lake Drive Athens, Georgia 30606
  • (706) 548-1680
  • Office hours:  Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm.  Closed Fridays.

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