Sunday School for Children - Ministry Leaders: Diane King, Carroll Toole, and Danee Hoover
Sunday School for Children is called the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We offer Catechesis level I for age 3 to 2nd grade and Catechesis level II for 2nd-5th grade. This program is Montessori based and also based on the New Testament. Children have the freedom to select materials that they are drawn to and have the space for spiritual growth and discovery. This is a meditative time of learning where the children reveal their gifts and teach us. We are celebrating over 20 years of this program at St. James this year!
Children's Chapel - Ministry Leader: Diane King
Children’s Chapel is during the 9 o’clock service on Sunday mornings and designed for all children, especially those age 3 to 5th grade. We process to the St James Room before the Gospel and we return before the Peace.
Nursery - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
The nursery is open on Sunday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM during services for children up to age four.
Vacation Bible School - Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
St. James participates in VBS with Grace Lutheran, Trinity Presbyterian, and Immaculate Conception each summer. VBS is designed for K-5th grade youth. Middle school and high school youth are invited to serve as group leaders. Dates for VBS this year are June 24-27 (Monday- Thursday). This program will be held at Trinity Presbyterian.
Extreme EYC - Ministry Leader: Diane King and Elly Withers
Extreme EYC was created to excite our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders about joining EYC as 6th graders. We meet quarterly and combine “Junior EYC” (grades 3rd-5th) with EYC (grades 6th-12th). We had several successful events this year that included a summer game night, summer pool party, participation in the annual Hunger Walk, and a Halloween Carnival. Many of these events had an attendance of over 60 people! A great way to bring our St James families together.
Children’s Lenten Program - Ministry Leader: Diane King
Children’s Lenten Program begins after the Ash Wednesday and continues each Wednesday during Lent. We eat soup and sandwiches with the adults in the parish hall first and then we enjoy a interactive program together. Past programs include "Jesus' Life through Narnia" and "Finding God in Harry Potter".
School For Little Folks Chapel - Ministry Leaders: Elly Withers, Teri Smith, and Rev Christie Olsen
Every Thursday at 10 am, preschoolers from St James School For Little Folks attend chapel at St James. Elly tells a Bible story and Reverend Christie leads a Holy Eucharist. Parishioners are also invited to join this special service.