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.

Church Reopening

Family,

First, I want to thank you for your continued prayers and support of the ministry here at St. James. We have so enjoyed interacting with you each Sunday during our virtual services and Bible Studies throughout the week. Your participation, comments and feedback are reminders of why we are here, and the importance of the work being done. Because of your faithful financial support, we have continued to be a blessing to our members as well as our ministry partners who are in critical need of financial assistance. We’ve been able to expand our virtual capabilities and conduct powerful and informative webinars such as COVID-19 Facts Not Fear and The Race Forward. We have grown and been stretched in many ways during this time, but we are thankful for God’s faithfulness through it all. That said, let’s talk about the next few weeks…. As you are well aware, our nation has been affected in so many ways since the start of the pandemic earlier this year. A few weeks ago, I informed you that our Bishop, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, announced that we were not to gather in person again before June 22. Amidst actively planning for reopening with proper social distancing and safety protocols in place as well as feedback from you, our target date for in-person worship was scheduled to be Sunday, July 26, 2020 assuming there were no dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, over the last couple of weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in positive cases as well as an increase in hospitalizations. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to delay our reopening until Fulton County moves from a “Red Zone” County to an Orange or Yellow Zoned County!

We recognize that there are, and will continue to be, many questions around best practices for safe returns to worship. We also know how much we ALL want to be in the sanctuary singing, worshipping and fellowshipping face-to-face. During this season of social distancing, I want you to remember while the building is closed, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE CHURCH and we are STILL OPEN, to share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone we encounter each and every day!

As we continue to navigate through this global pandemic, I am asking you to: Pray for the individuals & families affected by COVID-19; Pray for all front-line Health Care Workers; Pray for the government, the Church universal and the world.

Right now, we have exciting “New Things” happening in our St. James virtual church. We have online studies that we are currently offering at St. James on our website. We are developing new Zoom online bible studies designed to adequately equip you to handle the challenges of navigating in our “new normal” environment. I encourage you to participate and stay connected with us and each other during our streaming services each and every Sunday at 8 AM and 11:00 AM via our website, www.stjamesumc.org or any of our social media platforms. We will provide updates and more details regarding in-person worship protocols as we get closer to reopening. Until then, I ask that you continue to be in prayer as we maneuver through this new normal. Remember We Are the Church, Together and we still believe in Miracles! I Love you and I am constantly Praying for Each of You.

Be Well and Be Safe!

Rev. Dr. Michael T. McQueen, Sr. Pastor

Covid-19 Testing

Covid-19 Testing

St. James UMC will be offering drive-thru testing of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Test offered – COVID-19 and/or rapid pathogen panel. The results of this test will indicate whether a person has or has had COVID-19 at some point.
Results will be provided within 3 days. Please bring your ID and insurance card. *Insurance is not required to be tested. No one will be turned away.
Please RSVP on the button below, to help us plan accordingly. This event is open to the public.

Covid-19 Facts Not Fear

Covid-19 Facts Not Fear

Covid-19 Virtual Forum: Racial Disparity and Impact with Melissa Creary, MPH, PhD

This is the first in a 3-part webinar series. Tonight’s forum is focusing on: Racial Disparity and Impact with Melissa Creary, MPH, PhD, Professor Michigan University School of Public Health The supporting panelists are Bakari Morgan, MD, Pediatrician, PAMPA PediatricsHost: Rev. Kimberlyn Sinkfield, Associate Pastor St. James UMCModerator: Rita Morgan, MPH – BSHEThese forum discussions will air on Wednesday nights in June at 7:00 pm right here on the St. James UMC's Facebook page: Note: During the Q&A discussion portion of the webinar, we experienced technical difficulties that did not allow all 5 panelists to show on-screen. Please excuse us as we deemed the information too important not to share.

Posted by St. James United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
"Our Health" with Ebon Anthony Bourne, MD, Practicing Physician, Acworth Family Practice & Internal Medicine

This is the second in a 3 part webinar series. Tonight's forum is focusing on: "Our Health" with Ebon Anthony Bourne, MD, Practicing Physician, Acworth Family Practice & Internal Medicine.The supporting panelists are Bakari Morgan, MD, Pediatrician, PAMPA PediatricsHost: Rev. Kimberlyn Sinkfield, Associate Pastor St. James UMCModerator: Rita Morgan, MPH – BSHEThese forum discussions will air on Wednesday nights in June at 7:00 pm right here on the St. James UMC's Facebook page.

Posted by St. James United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Covid-19: Facts Not Fear

Tonight is the ending series of our Covid-19: Facts Not Fear Virtual forum. The topic is "Mental Health and Self-Care" with Eboni Haynes, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, Georgia College & State University Supporting Panelists – Bakari Morgan, MD, Pediatrician, PAMPA PediatricsHost: Rev. Kimberlyn Sinkfield, Associate Pastor St. James UMCModerator: Rita Morgan, MPH – BSHE———————————There were references made to helpful links in tonight's session. You may access these links below:https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/infographics/6_principles_trauma_info.htmhttp://globalhealth.emory.edu/pdfs/WHAT-COLOR-IS-TODAY_opt.pdfhttp://globalhealth.emory.edu/pdfs/GoingToBeOk_FINAL1.pdfhttp://globalhealth.emory.edu/pdfs/Covid-19-Helpers-Author-Beth-Bacon-Illustrator-Kary-Lee_opt.pdfwww.cdc.gov

Posted by St. James United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Covid-19 Update Pastor McQueen

Tuesday April 28th, 2020

Dear Family:

First, I want to thank you for your continued prayers and support of the ministry here at St. James. Your sharing, caring and prayers and finances have allowed us to be in ministry both here to our own members and some of our ministry partners who are in need of financial assistance.

However, today I am informing you that our Bishop, Bishop Sue Haupert Johnson has indicated in the information to follow that we are not to gather again before June 22, 2020. On a personal note, I want you to know that the staff and leadership here at St. James will not open the doors until we are assured by our health care professionals that you are coming back to a very safe and sanitized environment. So, it appears that we will be in this “season” well after June 22 and so while we are in this Covid-19 environment here are a few things that I am asking that you do:

  1. Pray for the families of the COVID-19 victims.
  2. Pray for all front-line Health Care Workers.
  3. Pray for our President, Church and our world.
  4. Pray for people to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
  5. Pray for the safe return of members as we prepare to gather again in our church.

And I want you to prepare for the following exciting “New Things” that will be on the not too distant horizon:

  • We will be posting the current online studies currently at St. James on our website.
  • New Zoom online bible studies and information are being developed that will equip you to handle areas such as:

a) Finances

b) Stress

c) Loneliness

d) Home Schooling

e) Career

And we will add many more studies to make sure that you are adequately equipped to handle the challenge of navigating in our “new normal” environment.

Finally, we hope that you have been tuning in to watch our services each and every Sunday at 8 AM and 11:00 AM via Facebook Live and Live Stream on or website, www.stjamesumc.org. If the services and messages have been a blessing to you please let us know via the Web.

So, I look forward to joining you for this Sunday’s Communion Service!

Until then Be Well and Be Safe!

I Love and Pray for Each of You,

Blessings,

Pastor

P.S, Remember, We Believe in Miracles!