ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL
The congregation of St. James is dedicated to the worship and service of Almighty God and to the furtherance of God’s kingdom in this village, this county, and this region of the Michigan Lake Shore area.
We are a small, but vibrant church with a rich history dating back to our original service which was led by Ottawa Chief “Shaw-Be-Co-Ung” in 1858.
Our small year-round congregation consists of folks over 50 but in the summer the pews fill with younger vacationers and snow birds. We enjoy the diversity of our parish-ALL are welcome.
Our annual Chickens for Chairty Dinner is held every August giving our members the opportunity to work together and raise money for local organizations.
Pentwater was founded in the 1867 and grew primarily because of the dense surrounding forests which were harvested with the lumber shipped to Chicago via Lake Michigan.
The population of 900 in the winter grows to approximately 5,000 during the summer as visitors enjoy Pentwater Lake, its connection to Lake Michigan and the pristine beaches. The village is rich in tradition-Thursday Night Band Concerts consisting of local musicians, The Annual Homecoming Week and Parade and spectacular firework shows over Lake Michigan. A popular spring to fall event is the Farmers Market held twice a week on the village green.
Through various outreach programs, we provide assistance to those who are marginalized, vulnerable, or in need. This includes initiatives such as food drives, clothing donations, supporting local shelters, and partnering with community organizations to address issues like homelessness, poverty, and hunger beyonf the Village of
At St. James Episcopal Church, we believe that serving others is at the core of our faith. We invite you to join us in our mission of compassion, justice, and love as we work together to make a positive difference in our community and the world around us.
At St. James Episcopal Church we believe in the power of community and connection. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals can forge meaningful relationships, deepen their faith, and find support.
We place a strong emphasis on fellowship and hospitality, recognizing the importance of building relationships and creating a sense of belonging. We organize social events, potlucks, coffee hours, and other gatherings where members and visitors can connect, share stories, and form friendships. Our warm and welcoming community ensures that everyone feels valued and included.