Vision and Mission

To provide materials and services that support the ministries of the church, and help individuals to grow in the faith and Christian living.

Read to lead a better life.

Library Information

Book Swap

Join the St. James’ Library Book Swap.  Bring a book, take a book. The Book Swap is open to adults and students. All books must be approved by the Church Librarian.  Located at South Entrance, 2nd Floor

Library Hours

Hours:  Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm  (and as requested)

Book Recommendations

2020 Books about Race - Web

Children’s literature has a wealth of insightful, educational, and appealing books to help educate children about race and racial injustice in the United States. Including everything from picture books to novels, covering both historical and contemporary struggles, this list of children’s books can help parents better inform their children about the realities of race and racial injustice in the United States.

Books for adults are also included.

See our list of Book Recommendations 

Helpful Learning Resources

2020 S-I-P Learning Post

The Ten Commandments for Parents

By Dave Branon

Children come without guarantees. No matter how well we take care of them, the don’t always perform as we think they should. They’re often hard to steer. Or they may lose their “brakes.”

We must help our children grow into godly people. David Wilkerson, said, “Good parents do not always produce good children, but devoted, dedicated, hardworking mothers and fathers can weigh the balance in favor of decency and moral character.”

To assist in your request to be good parents, here are ten commandments for guiding your children:

  1. Teach them, using God’s Word (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
  2. Tell them what’s right and wrong (1 Kings 1:6).
  3. See them as gifts from God (Psalm 127:3).
  4. Guide them in godly ways (Proverbs 22:6).
  5. Discipline them (Proverbs 29:17).
  6. Love them unconditionally (Luke 15:11-32).
  7. Do not provoke them to wrath (Ephesians 6:4).
  8. Earn their respect by example (1 Timothy 3:4).
  9. Provide for their physical needs (1 Timothy 5:8).
  10. Pass your faith along to them (2 Timothy 1:5).

There are no guarantees. But we can have an edge in trying to “weigh the balance”.

10 Tips For Success On Reading Tests

  1. Carefully read all test directions.
  2. Look over the questions first, then read the passage, so you’ll be reading with a purpose.
  3. Use context clues to help you figure out words you don’t understand.
  4. Pay attention to the order of events. Look for words such as first,
    next, then, and later.
  5. Watch for absolute words that can change meaning, such as all, always, never, not, and only.
  6. Underline key words that tell what happened and why.
  7. Find evidence in the passage that supports your answer choice.
  8. Review all of the possible answers seems correct, choose the one that best answers the questions.
  9. For multiple choice questions, if more than one answer seems correct, choose the one that best answers the question.
  10. Be sure to write neatly, and check your answers if you have time.

Sis. Mary Ashford

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