The Women of the ELCA extend an invitation to all the women of the church to join them in monthly meetings, for Bible study, fellowship, projects, retreats, conferences, conventions, and many more events and programs.

Statement of Purpose

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action and promote healing and wholesomeness in the church, the society, and the world.  

Missionary Benediction

God be merciful unto us, and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us; that they way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.  (Psalm 67: 1-2)

Mission Statement

To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. 


All women who are members of St. James are members of St. James Women in the ELCA. 


  • President:        Jacque Yacobucci  910-322-6289
  • Secretary:       Stella San Miguel   910-497-5732
  • Treasurer:       Tonie Neal             910- 424-3889

Bible Study Groups

These groups use Gather as their Bible Study Guide:
  Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at members' homes, then out to lunch
  Special Projects:  Sunshine Fund 
  Leader: Sarah Parrish   910-488-7804        


  Meets 2nd Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Penny Kendall's home (ask church office for address)

  Special Projects:  Sunshine Fund; Baptism Quilts for babies baptized at St. James
  Leader: Tonie Neal 910-424-3889 


  Meets the 3rd Wednesday a.m. at homes (Except July & August)
  Special Projects:  Sunshine Fund; Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
  Co-Leader: Joan Eissinger  910-485-6047
  Co-Leader: Pat Aanrud      910-257-7594