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, September 20, 2020

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Upcoming events

Tentative Date for Livestream WorshipTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
WorldWide CommunionTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Thanksgiving SundayTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online Worship Services (0920)

September 20, 2020 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for September 20, 2020

Sermon for September 20, 2020

September 13, 2020 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for September 13, 2020

Sermon for September 13, 2020

September 6, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for September 6, 2020

Sermon for September 6, 2020

August 30, 2020 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for August 30, 2020

Sermon for August 30, 2020

August 23, 2020 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for August 23, 2020

Sermon for August 23, 2020

Connections Newsletter

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

Connections Fall 2020 (September)

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

Children’s Worship

Living Faithfully During Covid-19

“Living Faithfully During Covid 19” is the our congregational plan for reopening St. James safely this fall. The document is the result of a great deal of work by staff and various committees of the church using advice and direction from NS Public Health and the United Church of Canada. Anyone wanting a paper copy is asked to contact the office 902-863-2001 or office@stjamesuc.com.

The online worship services at St. James will continue throughout the fall. The services will be posted each week on our website and through social media.

In person worship services at St. James will resume on September 6, 2020. Because of the social distancing requirements our available seating in the sanctuary is limited so we are asking that those who intend to come to the building for worship to please contact the church office at 902-983-2001 starting on Tuesday, September 1st.

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