Welcome to St James United Methodist Church
A place to Worship, Grow & Serve
We are a United Methodist congregation open to everyone who wants to come and worship. Located at 401 Carlwood Dr., Miamisburg Ohio, 45342, we are among the oldest churches in Miamisburg, Ohio, with our congregation’s founding dating back to 1838. We are also a come-as-you-are church where everyone is welcome to our casual blended worship led by Pastor Stu Rammes.
We also have a nursery where children, from infants up to 2 years of age, may stay. Quality childcare is provided as well as changing areas in both the nursery and main restroom. We even have TV’s in both the Gathering Place as well as the Nursery so you can keep posted on your child’s activities while also worshiping. We also have a child care center and a Christian based preschool.
Come join us to listen to
Pastor Stu’s Sunday message
If you would like to explore becoming a member
or schedule a baptism please contact
Rev. Dr. Stuart Rammes
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
21st Sunday after Pentecost/ALL SAINTS SUNDAY/HOLY COMMUNION
Scripture Passage: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Message Title: People Who Inspire Us
Theme: Have you ever noticed that sometimes life can be a little hard? Is this a difficult time for you?
Hang in there. There is no growth without hardship. Your life can still be an inspiration to others. Trust
God. Lean on your friends. And believe that “all things do work to the good for all who love God.”
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Message Title: Are You a Pillar or a Pillow?
Theme: In every church there is a special group of people who care a little more, do a little more, give
a little more. No church can survive without these pillars.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019
23rd Sunday after Pentecost/Consecration Sunday
Scripture Passage: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Message Title: Overcoming “Work-Avoidance Syndrome”
Theme: God intended for us to be productive. Happy people have something to live for, something to
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019
Christ the King Sunday/Thanksgiving
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Roper, Miami Valley District Superintendent
Scripture Passage: TBD
Message Title: TBD
ADVENT SERMON SERIES: GOD’S MOST WELCOME GIFT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
1st Sunday of Advent
Scripture Passage: Isaiah 2:1-5
Message Title: There Will Be Light
Theme: As Christians, we should show the world how to find Jesus. We are to live so that people see in
us year round the love of the babe of Bethlehem.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019
2nd Sunday of Advent
Speaker: Pastor Gillian Wynn
Scripture Passage: TBD
Message Title: TBD
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019
3rd Sunday of Advent
Scripture Passage: James 5:7-11
Message Title: Waiting for Christmas
Theme: On our mad rush to Christmas we pause and ask ourselves two very important questions:
What do you really want? And what will make a difference in your life this Christmas? Our goal come
Christmas Day is to be different as a result of our spiritual preparation during our Advent journey.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2019
4th Sunday of Advent
Scripture Passage: Matthew 1:18-25
Message Title: Joseph, When Did You Know?
Theme: Keep Calm and Carry On. Isn’t that what Joseph and Mary did when God told them that they
would bring God’s Son into the world? And isn’t that a sign of their great faith and courage? That kind of
faith and courage comes from trusting in God’s character and God’s promises. That kind of faith and
courage comes from submitting to God’s will.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2019
Scripture Passage: Luke 2:1-7
Message Title: The Difference a Baby Makes
Theme: Let us give God thanks this night. Christmas comes from the heart of God. Christmas is about
hope. Christmas is the best news this world could ever receive.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2019
1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Scripture Passage: Matthew 2:13-23
Message Title: Flight To Egypt
Theme: We see in two worlds. We see the world of the present reality where Herod so often sits upon
the throne. But we also see the world that is yet to come; a world where the Lord of Life, of Truth, of
Justice, of Peace, and of Love reigns forever and ever.