Be Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only Start Doing

Youth Ministry for 6th to 12th graders

The Youth Ministry at St. James’s is so much more than just a “youth group.” We help engage 6th – 12th graders, and their families, in all aspects of church life in addition to providing service projects, programs, and retreats specifically for youth.

Youth Ministry Basics 2017-18

Sunday Morning Youth Groups

JYF (Junior Youth Fellowship)

Youth Group for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Most Sundays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. MH Room #304

JYF Details

9th Grade Confirmation

Youth Group for 9th graders*

Most Sundays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. MH Room #302

*Older youth who desire to be confirmed, can contact Mary Beth Abplanalp about a customized confirmation process for older youth

Confirmation Details

SYF (Senior Youth Fellowship)

Youth Group for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

Most Sundays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. MH Room #304

SYF Details

Adult Volunteers

The youth ministry depends on the generosity of adult volunteers who serve as role models for our youth and help make these many programs a reality. If you’re an adult who feel called to work with youth or support the youth ministry from behind-the-scenes, Mary Beth would LOVE to treat you to a cup of coffee and help find the right fit for you. You can also complete a 2017-2018 Youth Ministry Volunteer form. 

Youth Ministry Calendar for 2017 -2018

Youth Ministry Calendar 2017-2018

Confirmation Classes Calendar for 2017-2018

Confirmation Student Schedule 2017-2018

General Youth Ministry Forms

(For Confirmation specific forms, head to Confirmation Information)

Youth Ministry Leaders


Mary Beth Abplanalp

Director of Youth & Young Adults
(804) 355-1779 ext. 334


Mary Beth Abplanalp (staff)
Scott Hurt (chair)
Erin Jewett
Darryl Ricard
Kevin Rosengren
Christina Murray

Mission and Values

St. James’s Youth Ministry loves and supports our youth through joyful Christian Community so that they may explore a relationship with Christ, find their identity in God’s love for them, and serve God as Doers of the Word.

Ministry Values

  • Community – We develop and celebrate friendships.
  • Love – We love others as Christ loves us.
  • Acceptance – We welcome and celebrate all, as members of the body of Christ.
  • Faithfulness – We are grounded in God’s love and seek to grow in faith and service.
  • Fun – We embrace a playful environment.