With its distinctive brick-and-stone edifice and stained-glass windows, St. James United Church of Christ has stood at 76 Main St. in the Village of Hamburg since its completion in 1925. The congregation, which has 500 members, dates to 1853. The original church was moved to a new village site and became an American Legion hall, and the original bell was turned into a planter, said the Rev. Robert Matlack, pastor. More recently, the congregation spent $265,000 on a project that includes an elevator and wheelchair lifts.