Welcome to St. James!

We are a welcoming, Christian community, located in the South Hill neighborhood of Bellingham, overlooking Fairhaven and Bellingham Bay. St. James has a long tradition of social justice and earth care engagement, a profoundly welcoming community, worshiping God and responding to the needs of our community.

Join us for our weekly Worship Service, Sundays at 10:30am!

Children worship in the congregation for the beginning of the service and then we have nursery care for 0-3 years old and Godly Play for ages 4 through 5th grade.

Everyone is welcome at St. James!

Welcome! God is moving, in our city, in the neighborhood, and in our gathered life together. We are a group of people seeking to follow after God, looking for ways to serve and partner with the work of God’s reign already at work all around us. We hope you’ll join us, to worship, to serve, to be peacemakers and people of hope! We don’t have it all figured out, but we are journeying together, sharing loving presence in the neighborhood and faithfully serving in the world.
– Pastor Seth J. Thomas

News & Updates

Advent is here and Christmas is coming! As you begin the preparations, wrap presents, light candles, hang stockings, and embrace the darkness that gives way to the coming Light, may you feel the deep, abiding, loving presence of Christ this year.  We all know the temptation to make “this year better than the last.” We…

The chill has set in, the leaves are falling, the ground is saturated. It is autumn in all the best ways in Bellingham! Greetings! I often like to use these monthly Pulse articles to talk about a big idea or focus on something exciting going on in our church’s life together. This month, I want…

Presentation by Rev. Seth J. Thomas as a part of the Multi-Faith Network for Climate Justice’s “Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home” event at Lairmont Manor on September 24, 2019. Prayer of Confession O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers the animals to whom thou gavest the earth…

Pulse – October 2019 – Moving Boldly Ahead On October 5, I plan to run the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half Marathon. This will be my second 13.1 mile race of the year, a goal I set back in January to complete two half marathons in 2019.  In 2010, I ran the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon. It is…

[This post was first distributed as a part of our new members’ course in September 2019 — it’s a great description of who we are and what we do!] St. James Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, Christian community located in Historic Fairhaven. We welcome all to belong in the family of God and value lovingkindness,…

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