Community Event Information, Fundraisers & More


Community Blood Bank

Why should I donate? Donated blood saves lives.

Our Drive is every two month or so. Seventeen is the minimum blood donor age in Illinois or age 16 with a signed parent’s permission slip (available at the church office).


The donations are taken and processed by:

Community Blood Services of Illinois
1408 W University Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 367-2202

The Coordinator for St. James is:

Ed Hamilton –

Toys for Tots

Information Coming Soon!


1st Thursday of Month

The MLK Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at St. James United Methodist Church.

The MLK Celebration

Committee seeks to honor Dr. King’s legacy in Danville, IL. On the first national observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, January 20, 1986, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Illinois Holiday Council sponsored a community service at Union Missionary Baptist Church. After the first observance of the MLK Holiday, the MLK Council continued to sponsor each year a community-wide service on the holiday.

In 1992, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Illinois Holiday Council changed its name to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, and it decided to hold monthly meetings for the planning of annual programs. Also, the MLK Committee decided to expand the commemoration of the holiday to a two-day celebration, which included a performance by the Danville Symphony Orchestra on the first day and the MLK Community-Wide Service on the second day.

In 1994, the MLK Committee decided to add to its list of annual programs a summer event called Community Day. Community Day, which is held every July in Lincoln Park, is a fellowship program of speaking presentations, singing and partaking in our favorite summer foods, such as bar-b-que.

In 1997, the MLK Committee established the MLK Scholarship for a local high school senior who is planning to pursue a higher level of education after graduation. Therefore, the first day of the celebration was changed to a Scholarship Banquet/Program.


Danville High School Madrigal Dinners

The D.H.S. Madrigal Dinners are held the first week of December each year in the gym at Saint James. For more information on the dinners and reservations contact Jeff Thomas the Danville High School choir director.

Lions Club Chili Dinner

Monday, March 28th, Carry Out Only.


Danville Barbershop Chorus

Singing. It’s hard to imagine another activity with the ability to enrich so many lives. If you like to sing, we can help you take it to another level. JOIN US! We practice most Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm at St. James United Methodist in Danville, IL.

Vermilion Festival Chorus

Practice at Saint James from September through November with a concert the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Then they practice from January through May with a concert on a Sunday in early May. For more information on membership in the Vermilion Festival Chorus contact Dave Schroeder, the director.


Danville Municipal Band

The municipal band has a Christmas concert at Saint James in late November or early December each year. The band will occasionally practice at Saint James during the summer. For more information on the Danville Municipal Band contact Dave Schroeder, the director.

Doc Ashton and the Root Canals

Do you like jazz? Blues? Pop? Rock? Fusion? Reggae? Well, Doc Ashton and the Root Canals can play them all. We perform free concerts featuring rock, pop, and jazz music the last Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary at Saint James from October through May.

Doc Ashton and the Root Canals started over 19 years ago as in instrumental jazz -pop group.  They have evolved into a musical force that crosses several genres.

Miles Davis, Beatles, James Taylor, Duke Ellington, Steely Dan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Morrison, Nora Jones, Adele, Elvis, Thelonious Monk, Eddie Harris, Michael Brecker, Rick Braun, Chuck Mangione, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Kenny G, Eagles, Santana…… Just some of the artists covered by the band.

Contact Information:

517 W Fairchild St. Danville , IL , 61832

Fax: 217-442-0987
Phone: 217-442-0987
Cell: 217-474-4041


Parenting Classes (Bellies, Babies & Beyond)

A support group for moms with children five and under to meet other moms and learn about different parenting and life skills. Facilitated by Children’s Home & Aid.


RSVP:  Call 217-530-4040 ext. 4371


U of I Nutrition Classes

Information Coming Soon!


Men's Basketball Group

Join us every Thursday evening at 6:00pm for basketball at St. James UMC.  Contact Jason Boehm at 217-79-3404 with questions.


Good Grief Luncheons

Sponsored by Sunset Funeral Homes

A casual lunch at Jocko’s open to anyone in the community grieving the loss of a loved one. Please come and join others who are grieving and bring a friend!

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