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International Missions

The international missions outreach at St. James is going strong, as we honor the commission that Jesus that gave to His disciples: “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere” (Mark 16:15) and share His love with others. At St. James, we always do this in the context of relationships with the people we serve. We don't just send money. We go.

2015 is no exception. We have individuals serving in Montenegro May-June. A team will go to Tanzania the last week in May through the first week in June. In addition, a large team of 24+ will be going to Estonia July 13-22 with follow on trips to Finland and Moldova. There are also opportunities to serve in Brazil and Cuba with Rick Bonfim Ministries. See the details on all of these mission opportunities by clicking on the side-bars to the right. Also view videos (below) from our 2011 mission trips to Estonia and Tanzania and a youth trip.

The following fundraising events are scheduled to support these opportunities: Yard Sale, on April 11th, Missions Possible 5K Walk/Run on May 9th and Pork BBQ sale on May 30th. We need everyone’s support of these events to enable us to serve the Lord around the world.

You’re invited to be a part of these mission efforts, either by serving on a team or through your prayers and financial contributions. If you would like to make a financial contribution to a specific mission team, or to our International Mission efforts as a whole, you may send a check made out to St. James UMC (and mail to: 111 West Lake Dr., Athens, GA, 30606) with the name of the specific mission trip in the “For” line, or simply designate it for “International Missions”. We appreciate your generosity—your contributions are instrumental in lives being changed around the world. )

For more information about our International Missions, please call the church office at 706-548-1680 or send an email to: info@sjumc.org.

Be sure to check out our individual Mission Trip pages located on the right hand side of the page.

Estonia 2011 Missions Trip



Tanzania 2011 Missions Trip



Youth Missions 2011