A Home for ALL!

Welcome to St. James Presbyterian Church! We are a profoundly welcoming, open and affirming Christian community, located in the South Hill neighborhood of Bellingham. From our hillside perch overlooking historic Fairhaven and Bellingham Bay, we gather together each Sunday to worship God and find ways to respond to the needs of those around us. With 130 years in Bellingham, we have a long tradition of social justice and earth care engagement. We don’t pretend to have all the answers to the injustices that surround us, but we work hard to listen, to learn, to be an ally and to be present to how God is leading us to respond as Christians. At St. James, we want everyone who enters our doors to feel welcome—just as you are—and to feel like you have a home in our community.

We invite you to join us for our weekly Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Please note that due to COVID-19, our weekly worship service is now live-streamed via our website at www.saintjamespres.org/live and the St. James Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saintjamespres.

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

Lenten greetings to you. If you’re like me, at this point, a couple of weeks into the season of Lent, you’re probably struggling to keep up whatever practice or abstention you planned on Ash Wednesday. That’s how habits work — they’re difficult to start and challenging to break once engrained. This year, we need to…

The Session of St. James Presbyterian Church is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Congregational Report. Please click below to download and read reports from our Elders and Committees. St. James 2020 Annual Report – CLICK TO READ The report includes: Staff and Officers List Annual Meeting Agenda for Sunday, January 24, 2021 Pastor’s Report…

Season’s Greetings from St James Presbyterian Mission and Social Action Team To brighten your day during these dark December days before Christmas, I’d like to share several greetings we’ve received from our mission partners that you, the people of St James Presbyterian, have generously supported in 2020. Thank you. Local Missions Whatcom Peace and Justice…

Written by Susan Diemont-Conwell, Chair, St. James Reopening Task Force A vaccine is on the way! After months of worry, this news gives us hope. But what does this news mean for St. James? When can we get back to normal? The practical reality is that it’s going to be some months before a significant…

Greetings! The Green Action Team (GAT) of St James Presbyterian’s Mission and Social Action Committee invites you to join us to discuss “The Human Element,” a dynamic and beautifully photographed film depicting the changes to our climate, as evidenced by impacts to earth, air, wind, fire and people. The film contains poignant human interest stories regarding these…

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