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

For the week of September 9, 2018 The following is a simple prayer practice that can be used at home or work throughout your week. Included is a short prayer, which roots you in God’s presence, followed by guided pauses for you to speak of what is on your heart, and closes with the Lord’s…

For the week of September 2, 2018 The following is a simple prayer practice that can be used at home or work throughout your week. Included is a short prayer, which roots you in God’s presence, followed by guided pauses for you to speak of what is on your heart, and closes with the Lord’s…

Overview We are looking for a Ministry Assistant to support the operations and ministry of St. James Presbyterian Church. The ideal candidate has experience serving in an administrative role for a high-functioning leader and managing the needs of a busy office environment. Because this position interfaces often with community partners, church staff, and the larger…

The people of God do many things in the world — serving, offering forgiveness, seeking reconciliation, spurring one another on in good deeds to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ’s love. From what do we draw to fuel this work? How do we know which direction to go? Where do we go to know God’s…

Bellingham Pride Festival Sunday, July 15th is Bellingham Pride Sunday – celebrating the diversity of human life, promoting equal rights, increasing the visibility of the LGBTQ community, and having fun while doing so. For Sunday worship that day, we encourage everyone to wear the colors of the rainbow to church. St. James will have a…

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