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St. James a.m.e. zion church

A treasured landmark of Ithaca

As a treasured landmark of Ithaca's religious heritage, we desire to preserve and share the history of our church, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and cultivate relationships with God’s people.

Bible Study

Wednesday 7:00pm

Church Service

Sunday 11:30am

Upcoming Events

190th Anniversary Gala

190th Anniversary Gala

Join us for our black tie gala celebrating 190 years of hope, love, and legacy at St. James A.M.E. Zion! The evening includes a delicious dinner, d...

An Evening of Praise with the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Choir

An Evening of Praise with the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Choir

Join us as we embark on a joyous journey through time, celebrating 190 years of faith, hope, and love at our church’s momentous 190th Anniver...

Church Service Celebration

Church Service Celebration

Join the warmth of fellowship, uplift your spirits with heartfelt worship, and relish in the shared memories that have shaped our vibrant community...

Vision Statement

Historic. His-story. His People

As the oldest Church in Ithaca, we desire to preserve and share the history of our church, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and cultivate relationships with God’s people.
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Building Leadership

We utilize Biblically- and Spiritually-centered principles to develop motivated leadership to work towards the goal of transformational empowerment.

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Creating Legacy

We are working to build a meaningful, viable and lasting inheritance through spiritual, community and economic development for the future enhancement of our Church and the greater community.
At St. James Church we

Transform Lives

We share the word of God through preaching, teaching, being living witnesses, evangelism and outreach

“Pray! And listen to God! You can do this alone, but find somebody to do it with you”

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Historic church in Ithaca

St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, built in 1833, is the oldest church structure in Ithaca and one of the first of the A.M.E. Zion churches in the country. We are proud to hold the title of having the oldest-surviving church structure within the A.M.E. Zion Church ministry.

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116 Cleveland Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607) 319-4249
[email protected]
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St. James’s A.M.E. Zion Church’s Capital Restoration Campaign

St. James is in urgent need of immediate repairs and significant restoration work that adheres to historic preservation standards. To preserve this landmark symbol in the history of Black struggle and in the Finger Lakes’ rich map toward freedom and abolition, we need your help!

Prayer Request

"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God."