Vision: To love all and share Jesus Christ.

Our church is a family of believers who are in close fellowship with each other as we seek to be drawn closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ. We honor God's calling to be in ministry to our community and warmly welcome newcomers who add their respective strengths to the cause of Christ. We are a United Methodist Church that has been serving the Palatka community since 1853. We offer a full range of programs and ministries for all ages and interests. If you are seeking a church family to be a part of, we invite you to consider St. James United Methodist Church.


St. James United Methodist Church 

​Sunday *Services (all with a *nursery provided) are at 9:00 a.m. Casual Service in the 

Fellowship Hall. Sunday school at 10:10 a.m.  & 11:15 a.m. Traditional in the Sanctuary

Who Is Our Pastor?

Rev. Glenda J. Brayman joined us in June 2017. We are excited about this new addition to our St. James Church Family. Pastor Glenda is an experienced and a strong leader. Pastor Glenda stated: "My parents taught me to Love God, share with those in need, instilled a strong work ethic and a great appreciation for God's creation. Please join us for one of our services on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m.or 11:15 a.m. Hope to see you there. 

*Wonderful Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. begins in the fellowship hall, for Pre-K-high school.

*Al-Anon meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Philathea Room.    

​*Adult Dinner / Bible Study every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Dinner is a suggested $6.00 donation. Sam Deputy is leading the Study. 

What Do We Teach?

We use both the Old Testament and the Gospels as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.

The Nature and Mission of the Church

"Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matt. 28:19-20) and using the Great Commandment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Matt. 22:36-40), both locally and globally.

What's New?



We are still taking applications for a part time Choir Director for our 11:15 a.m. traditional service. Send resume to Staff Parish at 400 Reid St. Palatka, FL 32177 or email to: