Welcome to St. James!

We are 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

SAVE THIS DATE! Sunday, July 22 — for our congregational picnic, right after worship that day. Details coming soon! The C2C cooperative (volunteer) organic farm offers ripe organic strawberries for sale this Sunday during fellowship time after worship. Farmworker families learn organic farming practices on land offered by First Christian Church of Bellingham. C2CV strives…

Job Opening — Church Custodian St. James Presbyterian Church, a welcoming community in historic Fairhaven is seeking a church custodian for help with the ongoing upkeep and cleaning of the church facility. Proposed job description below. The ideal candidate has a flexible schedule, works well independently, and has experience working with non-profit, volunteer-led organizations. Job…

Job Opening — Director of Children & Family Ministries St. James Presbyterian Church, a welcoming Christian community in historic Fairhaven is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries. This position includes the oversight of our church’s Godly Play children’s Sunday program, supervision of Sunday school teachers, outreach and connection work with families, and the…

Pulse – June 2018 – Speaking Up “I wish I’d told them how I felt.” “I’ve been holding this inside me for so long.” “Excuse me,…” Words left unsaid and truth left unspoken — we struggle with this throughout our lives. Can recall a time when you wish you would have spoken up to someone…

Pulse – May 2018 – Where Love Abides “In our home, let love abide and bless all those, who come inside.” My parents gave Stacy and I a wall hanging with this welcoming message, when we moved into our home. They have this same placard posted in the entryway of their home, a reminder to…

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