Welcome to St. James United Church in Antigonish

Ceud Mìle Fàilte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

  • Welcome to St. James

St. James United Church is located in the heart of the town of Antigonish at the corner of Main Street and Church Street. Established in 1804, the church has been a part of the changes which have taken place in the town, the province, and the country over the past two hundred years.

We are a congregation within the United Church of Canada and are pleased to welcome people of all backgrounds from the town and county to our community of faith. We are also pleased to be the “home away from home” for students attending St. Francis Xavier University and the participants at the Coady International Institute.

Worship for
Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Online Worship ServiceTime: 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Online Worship ServiceTime: 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Online Worship ServiceTime: 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Online Worship ServiceTime: 12:00 am – 11:00 pm

August Worship Services (0802)

August 2, 2020 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for August 2, 2020

Sermon for August 2, 2020

Online Worship Services

July 26, 2020 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 26, 2020

Sermon for July 26, 2020

July 19, 2020 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 19, 2020

Sermon for July 19, 2020

July 12, 2020 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 12, 2020

Sermon for July 12, 2020

July 5, 2020 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 5, 2020

Sermon for July 5, 2020

Connections Newsletter

The latest issue of “Connections” the newsletter of St. James United Church is now available!

Connections Summer 2020 (July)

Older issues can also be found here.

*NEW*  Beginning in April 2020, we will be featuring occasional audio editions of “Connections”. Contributions may be submitting anytime. Contact Rev. Peter Smith for more information.

Connections Audio Edition #1: Andrew Murray shares his story of faith and comfort in uncertain times. Running time 9 minutes 14 seconds.

Previous Worship Materials

While we are unable to meet in person currently we are moving our service online. The most current worship service from Sunday is linked at the top of the page and the previous Sundays can be found by the links below. Please share the links with others in the congregation and anyone who might be interested.

Sunday Worship

Click to access previous services

Children’s Worship

Click to access the previous children’s worship

St. James during the Pandemic

March 17, 2020

This evening the Council of St. James United Church acted to suspend in person worship services for the foreseeable future. The building will be closed but the church email office@stjamesuc.com and voice mail (902-863-2001) will be monitored as staff work from home.

While we are suspending in person worship services the truth is that we continue on as a church. We still have faith in God to be with us in this anxious time and know that our efforts at “flattening the curve” are not simply wise actions but an expression of Christ’s love. By staying home, by self-isolating, we are loving as Christ loves us. As well when we take the time through phone calls and social media to keep in touch with those around us, we are showing that the church is not simply a building or a time we gather but rather the people who follow Christ together.

This is an ever unfolding situation and while we do not know what changes will happen tomorrow we do know that God has led people of faith through anxious times before and will lead us through this time. Please join with me in praying for all who are anxious and worried and all the essential workers who continue to work on our behalf, especially the staff at St. Martha’s.

Let us not fear but rather love one another as Jesus calls us to love.
God Bless You,

Rev. Peter

Changes to Our Activities

The St. James United Church Council chose on March 17, 2020 to close the building and suspend in person worship services until further notice. Staff are working from home whenever possible. The voice mail 902-863-2001 and office@stjamesuc.com are being checked regularly.

All weekly groups have stopped meeting in person and several upcoming events have been postponed.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY HOT MEAL At the current time the Tuesday and Thursday Community Hot Meal has been suspended. When the State of Emergency conditions are relaxed we will hopefully resume serving meals.

Friday, March 27- Postponed Indefinitely