Children & Youth Education

St James offers a variety of quality programs designed to engage the developing Christian. During both 8:00 and 10:30 services, all children and youth have the option of attending regular services in the sanctuary — or attending age-appropriate classes and then joining the congregation in the sanctuary for the Eucharist.

Between 10:15 and 11:45 each Sunday, nursery care is available for children under 3, if parents choose.

The first Sunday of each month is Youth Sunday, when children and youth lead the congregation in reading scripture, praying for the needs of others, joining the youth choir in singing the offertory anthem, and assisting with serving communion.

Our Classes

Our classes meet in the Education Wing, which is connected to the Sanctuary through Chapel Hall. Godly Play meets upstairs. The youth choir meets in the Great Hall under the Sanctuary.

Rosemary Caspar teaching a Godly Play story

Godly Play: Age 3 through 3rd grade
Through stories and wonder, Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language, helping them to become aware of the presence of God in their lives. Children experience the Old Testament desert stories, the parables, the Faces of Easter, and other stories of Christian faith. (Click on blue link above for a fuller description.) Storyteller: Rosemary Caspar.

 

Confirm Not Conform LogoConfirmation
Confirmation classes are offered as youth are interested.

 

 


Youth choir singing in churchYouth Choir
The youth choir sings at the 10:30 worship service on the 1st Sunday of each month, and also on holidays. They sing classic and modern works that praise God and stretch their musical horizons. Rehearsal is held at noon on Sundays and at 9:30 a.m. on Youth Sundays.  Director: Liz Athorn

 

pageantThe Pageant

The St. James’ pageant is unique! We write an original pageant each year, so the children and adults all get to experience something new. Pageants may take place during Advent, Pentecost or Epiphany. For all children and youth. Directors: Louise Robinson and Liz Athorn.