WHAT WE BELIEVE
In our tradition there are several documents that help to inform our distinctive understanding of the Christian faith. We rely on the Holy Bible, The Book of Doctrine of the AME Church; The AME Hymnal The AME Book of Worship, Episcopal Salutation; Historical Statement; Articles of Religion; and The Gospel Labors of Rt. Rev. Richard Allen.
The A.M.E. Church recognizes and observes two holy sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion. The modes of baptism in African Methodism are pouring, sprinkling, and immersion. Regardless of the mode administered, baptism is a powerful symbol of regeneration and initiation into the community of faith – Christ’s Church. Holy Communion serves as a memorial of the death and suffering of Christ and celebrates the abundant life we have through Him.
At St. James, we love to connect and minister with you. Belief, community, and connection are key tools in building the kingdom of God and developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.