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Joys Gathering

Friday, December 7 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm


The centerpiece of our adult programming is our monthly “Joys” gathering. We typically meet on the second Friday of every month from 7pm – 9pm. The first hour, Joys of Jesus, is focused on worship with great music, a practical biblical message and additional elements such as skits in which our guests are encouraged to be part of to reinforce the message of the evening. We also have guest artists visit of various genres to share their talents such as worshipful dance and contemporary Christian bands.

At 8pm, we close worship and begin the social hour of the evening with everything from dances, to movies and more! Attending both hours is not necessary to be part of the Joys experience, but if you do, you are guaranteed to have fun!
Attendance at the first hour of worship is not necessary to attend the social hour, but we would love for you to come!!

Periodically throughout the year, Joys will also go off-campus for social activities such as seeing a Rays game or a water ski show. Each year, come experience our annual “Red Carpet Affair” dance which attracts many from the community.

Joys is open to those who range in age from 16 years to ageless.

To register for our upcoming Joys of Jesus programming click here. 

Upcoming 2018 Dates for Joys of Jesus:

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 11
  • April 7 – The Red Carpet Affair
  • May 11
  • June – OFF
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 7
  • October 12
  • November 2 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 7 (Christmas)

Join St. James on Sunday mornings for exciting & meaningful worship!  Traditional service is at 9:30am and contemporary service is held at 11am.

If you are interested in an adaptive Sunday School environment, come visit our Joys Sunday school at 11am. After attending a portion of the standard worship service to enjoy the exciting, contemporary music, participants will come together to learn Biblical lessons in a meaningful format through study and interactive activities. Come learn the Word of God and make some new friends!


Friday, December 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. James United Methodist Church
16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33647 United States
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