In-Person Services Canceled

In-Person Services Canceled

Greetings St. James Family and Friends, 

As you are aware, Covid-19 infections have increased dramatically in our community. The Omicron variant is highly transmissible and seems to be fueling the spike. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to pause all in-person services, ministry meetings/activities, bible studies, and events at the church through the end of January. This includes Watch Night, the Leadership Retreat/Consecration, and the MLK Celebration. Please monitor all St. James communications platforms for updates on virtual presentations of these services/events. 

Our Re-Opening Team is monitoring the situation and will provide updates as required. 

The Lord is on our side. Continue to give him praise in all that we say and do! 

Rev. Dr. Gregory Williams
Senior. Pastor St. James UMC

In-Person Services Canceled

Contact Tracing Procedures

If you have been on the St. James UMC Campus in the last 14 days and either of the following apply:

  • Tested positive for Covid-19
  • Been exposed to someone that has tested positive for Covid-19

Please call or email our Membership Coordinator at 678-762-1543 ext. 2170 or

Please be prepared to provide:

  • Date and time you were on campus
  • Service, meeting or event you were attending
  • Names of individuals you may have come in contact with

Your information will remain completely confidential as we attempt to ensure appropriate contact is made with anyone that may have been exposed.

In-Person Services Canceled

Mask Protocol

6.15.21 St. James Family and Friends,

St. James is planning many outdoor events this summer to facilitate worship, VBS, concerts and events in a safer and more engaging manner.  St. James will not require masks for outdoor activities on our campus. This is primarily due to the dramatic drop in infection rate in the North Atlanta Metro as reported by the Brown University Department of Public Health statistics used for guidance by the North Georgia Conference.

For the current time, masks will still be required for all indoor functions.

In-Person Services Canceled

2021 Covid-19 Update


St. James Family,

The CDC recently updated its guidelines on relaxing mask requirements both indoors and outdoors for individuals that are fully vaccinated. The new guidelines have led to confusion and frustration as states, business establishments and schools have tried to implement the changes. Your safety and peace of mind are paramount during this pandemic. 

Our Reopening Team which includes medical and public health professionals is recommending that we continue to use our in-place mask and social distancing protocols to eliminate any concerns on the St. James campus.

We are planning events off campus and will encourage mask and social distancing at those events.

The Reopening Team will continue to monitor the vaccine rate and Covid 19 statistics and adjust our protocols accordingly.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

November 2, 2020


Greetings St. James Family and Friends:

The recent increase in Covid-19 infections throughout the nation has caused me and the Leadership Team to reconsider the timing of reopening the building for Sunday Services and other activities. Worship plays an integral role in our lives personally, emotional, and spiritually. I know you are excited about returning to in-person worship and we will do so when it is safe. So, while we cannot worship together physically, we can continue to worship as the body of Christ virtually. This pandemic cannot stop us from worshipping God because we can worship anywhere together.

We will keep you informed of our plans as the control of the pandemic and CDC guidelines allow us more flexibility. We will continue to pray and seek God’s guidance for the correct time to reopen St. James United Methodist Church.

Until then, we look forward to continuing to praise God through virtual services on Sundays at 8am and 11am, Bible studies, safe ministry initiatives and support of our local partners, such as North Fulton Community Charities, Hosea Helps, the Drake House and many others.

Remember WE are the Church together and at St. James, WE STILL BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

Stay Safe and Be Blessed,


Dr. Gregory S. Williams, Senior Pastor

Drive Thru Covid-19 Testing

Drive Thru Covid-19 Testing

On July 18th, St. James UMC hosted a successful Covid-19 testing event for the congregation and the community. More than 340 tests were administered with some participants arriving as early as 6AM for the 10AM start. We would like to thank the more than 30 healthcare professionals, servant workers and staff that assisted with this event.