Welcome to St James United Methodist Church

CLICK HERE – Video 1 – Worship Music

CLICK HERE – Video 2 – Scripture Reading

CLICK HERE – Video 3 –  Worship Message

CLICK HERE – Video 4 – Prayer

CLICK HERE – Children’s Message with Tammy Ward

CLICK HERE for Past Worship Messages and Announcements 

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.

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

May 18, 2020

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. {St. Paul the Apostle in Philippians 4:11-13}

Unless you believe you have genuinely arrived and been perfected in love, you must be asking yourself, “What is God trying to teach me in all this.

I, of course, cannot answer for you. I believe God is teaching me simple trust, endurance and peace. Regardless of circumstance. Trust as in the simple innate trust a child has in his or her earthly parent. Endurance as in seeing life not as a sprint, but a marathon. Peace as in learning to be content and learning further to lean into the promise that I am a beloved child of God, regardless of my circumstances.

Make no mistake, Saint Paul suffered terribly for the sake of Christ and the Church and this suffering was not just being bereft at times of emotional consolation, but real, physical torment. Paul writes: I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. {2 Cor. 11:23-27}

Paul is an IMMENSE inspiration to me. Despite this litany of suffering, Paul said he has learned to be content whatever the circumstances through him who gives me strength! So can I! So can you!

Sunday, May 24: Psalm 47; Luke 24:44-53; John 17:1-11; Acts 1:1-14; Ephesians 1:15-23; I Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11

Sunday, May 31: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; John 7:37-39; Acts 2:1-21; I Corinthians 12:3b-13

Many Blessings All,

Rev. Dr. Stu

 

Please feel free to contact Pastor Stu if you are in need of pastoral care:

Mobile Phone:513.382.9264

Email: mailto:rev.rammes@yahoo.com

The letter from Bishop Palmer

March 12, 2020

Dear Partners in Ministry,

As you know and should expect, I have been receiving numerous communications and updates regarding the spread the COVID-19 virus. The sources of my information include the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and local healthcare systems.

All agree it is extremely important that we slow the rate of infection in order to allow our health care services to respond appropriately.  If the infection rate increases too quickly, we may not have the health care support required for everyone needing treatment.

Times like these require unprecedented measures. I am strongly urging West Ohio Conference churches to cancel public worship for the next two weeks. This is not a decision I have taken lightly. These precautions are not only important for your own safety but for the health and welfare of the entire community. Please use your discretion regarding smaller group gatherings such as bible studies, etc. I am not asking you to cease operations completely but to avoid large group gatherings.

As we take precautions, let us must remember the poor and marginalized still depend on our churches.  The need may increase due to company shutdowns and closures for any period of time. In the days to come, the conference website and social media channels will have additional resources for you and your local church.

In the service of Christ,

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer


UMC General Conference Proposal

During the coming months, we will keep the congregation updated with the latest information and news releases from the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, concerning the possible restructuring proposal.

Below are links available for your review:

Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives, & Bishops Sign Agreement Aimed At Separation

PROTOCOL OF RECONCILIATION & GRACE THROUGH SEPARATION