From our Pastor
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. James United Methodist Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come be our guest. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor. At St. James United Methodist Church, we believe that our mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. It is amazing to be part of what God is doing among us as a church family and live out our vision “to be a Community of Hope for every Generation”.
We desire to actively invite, welcome, receive and care for those who are guests, so that they may find a spiritual home in which they can grow and flourish in their relationship to Jesus Christ. We aim to “Go in Service, Grow in discipleship and Gather to celebrate” the hope of Christ. We open our hearts to the grace of God that we might receive God's love and offer it to others. Our messages are relevant and connecting to everyday living through engaging our community and the world. We seek to equip people to serve in the church and beyond and share together our journey of faith.
We believe each person is vital to the church's mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We endeavor to help people discover their God-given gifts and use them in the service of God. As one family in Christ, we appreciate our past and embrace the future trusting God because “Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work with us; glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus for all generations, forever and always. Amen (Ephesians 3:20)
Rev. Dr. Eric Z. Sayonkon
St James United Methodist Church
2032 South Cypress
Sioux City, IA 51106