We welcome children of all ages into our worship service. We value their presence here as Jesus welcomed children in His ministry on earth.
Children are still learning to be respectful and reverent in church, so please be patient as we welcome them into the rhythms of the liturgy as they begin a life of worship.
We offer Children’s Bibles, bulletins, and sensory toys to help busy hands and minds during the service. Childcare is available for children 0-5 years old to allow their parents to focus on worship at both our services.
Each of us has a role to play in helping children grow in grace and the knowledge of God as we lead by the example of our worship and our lives. At St. James, the Children’s Ministry Team's mission is to provide a Christ-centered environment that will encourage children to learn about Jesus in many different ways.
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?
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.
We hold Sunday school once a month currently and are looking for an additional Sunday school teacher.
During the summer, we're also hosting a Vacation Bible School series from July 10-14, 2023 from 9 am-12 pm. From the creator of Veggie Tales, these "What's in the Bible? VBS" lessons will help children learn about the basics of the Bible: how we got it, what the Old and New Testaments are, and what makes a Christian.