The St. James Children’s Ministry Team's mission is threefold:
To show Children the Love of Christ — Church should be the best place in the world, especially for kids, because it gives us a glimpse of Heaven.
To teach the Word of God as quoted in the Scriptures — It's hard to know God if if you don't know what He has said.
- To explain Anglican and Christian traditions — Why do we take communion? Why does the priest wear a green scarf (stole) most of the time? Why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Halloween? Come to Sunday School and find out.
We do these things to help children to know in their hearts that they need Christ in their lives.
We want your child to feel accepted, loved, and safe while in their Sunday School class each week.
Children Ages 4-11 Sunday School begins at 10:30 am.
Children will be brought into the church to sit with their parents after the sermon, so they may receive communion together.
The Sunday School class for the younger kids consists of an opening where we sing and kids light the Christ candle and move our church calendar forward. Then there is a story; usually it is a Bible story, but sometimes we learn about a historical Saint like St. Valentine or St Patrick. In general we use Godly Play materials because these high-quality manipulatives magnify the sublimity of the stories. After the story we either play games or do a craft.
One of our objectives for children's ministry over the next year, is to grow in both children and volunteers, so that we may offer a 9am Sunday school class as well.