A Home for ALL!

Welcome to St. James Presbyterian Church! We are a profoundly welcoming, open and affirming Christian community, located in the South Hill neighborhood of Bellingham. From our hillside perch overlooking historic Fairhaven and Bellingham Bay, we gather together each Sunday to worship God and find ways to respond to the needs of those around us. With 130 years in Bellingham, we have a long tradition of social justice and earth care engagement. We don’t pretend to have all the answers to the injustices that surround us, but we work hard to listen, to learn, to be an ally and to be present to how God is leading us to respond as Christians. At St. James, we want everyone who enters our doors to feel welcome—just as you are—and to feel like you have a home in our community.

We invite you to join us for our weekly Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Please note that due to COVID-19, our weekly worship service is now live-streamed via our website at www.saintjamespres.org/live and the St. James Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saintjamespres.

Welcome! God is moving, in our city, in the neighborhood, and in our gathered life together. We are a group of people seeking to follow after God, looking for ways to serve and partner with the work of God’s reign already at work all around us. We hope you’ll join us, to worship, to serve, to be peacemakers and people of hope! We don’t have it all figured out, but we are journeying together, sharing loving presence in the neighborhood and faithfully serving in the world.
– Pastor Seth J. Thomas

News & Updates

St. James Presbyterian Church is hiring a new Music Director! Ta Wei Tsai, our beloved music director, will be with us through July 2024 and we are seeking their replacement. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please review and share the following Job Description (PDF included as well). Inquiries and applications…

“Peace in the Middle East?” 4-week study to become more knowledgeable about the Palestinian situation and the PC(USA) position “that Christian Zionism does not represent the majority of American Christians and the faith of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).” And considering Ephesians 4:31-32 “Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and…

St. James Presbyterian – Climate Action Newsletter – Spring 2024 – Click to open

Advent greetings, In these first days of December, we begin the season of Advent. This is a team of waiting, anticipation, and hope. Even as the dark draws nearer and the days continue to shorten, we hope that the Light of Christ will dawn again, this time in us, as we live out Christ’s loving…

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