Please join us for Sunday services at 8:45am and 11am.

Small Groups

St. James is a church rooted in relationships. From the rich history that exists to the investments in the next generation, St. James is committed to ensuring we facilitate a place of community. A place of purpose. Most importantly, a place of faith. There are a number of opportunities for members and friends of the St. James community to become engaged in groups providing a variety of options for learning and growing together. Contact the office for the latest in a particular small group.

Sunday mornings at 9:45am upstairs in Educational Bldg.
We offer Adult Sunday School classes for all ages and stages.

The Explorers Class is a social group of parents aged 30-50, and who have a wide age range of kids. We do short studies on a wide variety of Christian focused topics. We meet on the 3rd floor in the Explorers classroom at 9:45am.

The Wesley Class is a group of older, fun, interesting adults who enjoy a wide variety of lessons each week … usually led by members of the class. We have lively discussions and welcome all points of view!

Members of The Fellowship Class are in the 55+ age group. We have a wonderful teacher who follows curriculum provided by the UMC … but are known to veer off into discussions of our own!

The Joy Class has a wide variety of age groups, 40s and up, and has various teachers and special speakers who lead their class. This fall they’ll start a new short-term series about the Lord’s Prayer. Just show up at 9:45am, upstairs in the Educational Building, enjoy a cup of coffee and sweet roll, and give us the opportunity to greet you!

Normally meets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 9am

We meet at different parks for a 3-mile walks as we learn a bit of history, identify a few trees, enjoy the rejuvenating fresh air, and catch up with new and old friends. Questions? Check Facebook or the church office for more information.

We are a group working to believe that God loves us all and we are all God’s children. We affirm our similarities and our differences and believe, as disciples of Christ, we should love God and love our neighbors. With Open Hearts, we welcome everyone into full membership and ministry within our community. With Open Minds, we respect and affirm the dignity and sacred worth of all people. With Open Doors, we joyfully invite all to join us and become disciples of Jesus Christ, as we affirm and seek justice for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions within our church, our neighborhood, in Atlanta, and throughout the world. If you’d like more information about our group, please email Meredith Seelos or join our Facebook group.

Second Monday of the month from 4 – 6 PM
Circle of Sisters, 
known as COS, is a group of fun-loving “older” St. James women who enjoy sharing their wisdom, spirit, and fellowship with each other. The meetings take place in the members’ homes. For further information, please contact Barbara Bonapfel at

Mondays at 8:00am in the church kitchen
Light breakfast, fellowship, and intercessory prayer for concerns of church members, their families, and friends. Contact the church office at (404) 261-3121 for more information.

Tuesdays at 7:00am in Fellowship Hall
Men of various occupations and ages gather for light breakfast, fellowship and informal discussion of contemporary subjects affecting contemporary living and topics from the Bible or other Christian writings. Contact the church office at (404) 261-3121 for more information.

Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm
Come out and join the Men of St. James for great food and fellowship. We will meet in the church parking lot on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and carpool to DBA Chastain Barbecue. Contact Jerry Gallagher at (404) 909-1359 with any questions.