Children and Youth Ministries
We believe that one of the gifts of a faith community is the ability to walk together on a journey of faith. Through Christian education we seek to walk the roads of this journey together, that we might honestly wrestle with our doubts, grow in our faith, be nurtured in community, and be sent out to live as Christ’s disciples in the world.
Children in Worship
St. James greatly values our children and loves to have children in worship. We believe that the best way for children to learn how to worship, is by worshipping with their parents and the rest of the faith community. We welcome children of all ages in the sanctuary throughout the worship service.
While children are always welcome, we also want the children, and their parents, to have the best experience possible. To that end, we invite members and guests to allow our paid nursery workers, and member volunteers, to care for their young children in our infant and toddler nurseries. We truly believe that the nurture and care of our children is not just their parent’s responsibility, but the church’s responsibility, and so we welcome opportunities to provide for the children of our church.
- For children age 3 through 2nd grade, St. James offers a Worship Enrichment class each Sunday, a special time for children to come together to sing songs, play games, and continue to learn about the Bible and God’s immense love for them, during the worship service. Children are invited to attend worship with their parents, then depart for Worship Enrichment following the Children’s Sermon. Children will return during the offering.
- St. James also offers special Children’s Bulletins and Worship Bags, located in the hallway behind the Sanctuary, which are full of fun activities for children to do, while sitting in the worship service.
- If you would like a bag, or have any questions, please find an Usher before the service and we would be more than happy to assist you.
St. James’ youth group meets every Sunday evening, during the school year, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to provide a time for all students, grades six through twelve, to come together to walk together as disciples of Christ.
Evening activities include dinner, along with a variety of opportunities, including Bible study, games, art, service, worship, and other fun and engaging events.