Thanks to all who attended our first Open Hearts Pride Picnic in June.

You are welcome.

Welcome to Saint James!

We meet every Sunday morning at 9:30am for worship and would love to have you join us. Nursery care is available every Sunday, and we have coffee fellowship after every service. We are an open and inclusive church in downtown Dexter, Michigan.

Upcoming Events

Dexter Daze

Dexter Daze

It’s almost time for the Kazoo Band, Chicken Float, and Chicken Barbecue—Saint James’s contribution to Dexter’s annual celebration of community, local business, and the arts. Mark your calendars for August 10 and 11 and join us!

Our Stories

Young, Old, and Chickens in Between

Young, Old, and Chickens in Between

Jackie Shock has owned her own school, volunteered hundred of hours to church and community, and headed up the Saint James Chicken Barbecue for a decade. Now retired, she wants to continue fostering a sense of belonging for everyone in the Saint James and Washtenaw communities.

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Saint James is a place of extreme welcome and radical hospitality. Among us are people of great heart, including those suffering addiction and homelessness, restless children, honored elders, surly teens, thoughtful seekers, gays and lesbians, forgiven Christians, hopeless sinners, progressives and traditionalists, and so many more. Absolutely everyone is welcome here. You are wanted, expected, and awaited.​
“At St. James we are truly part of a community, not just attendees at a service. My kids make regular connections with people of all ages and have formed deeper relationships with adults. These are priceless, formative faith experiences for my kids.”

—Jen, mother of 2 middle-schoolers