Welcome to St. James’s Christian Education. We want the church to be a welcoming place for all children where they can learn of God’s love and grace and learn to be a part of a church family.
If you need additional information on any of our children’s programs, please contact Becky Page, Director of Children’s Ministries, at 355-1779, ext. 314. Sign your children and yourself up for these classes on this form.
- Sunday storytime
Two year olds –
In this interactive curriculum children are introduced to a new Bible story or theme every three to four weeks. Through storytelling, songs, games, and crafts they explore these age appropriate lessons.
- Godly Play
Three , four and five year old class, combined Pre-K, Kindergarten and First grade
The Godly Play curriculum is based on storytelling and wondering. Using the language of religion that children understand, they will explore lessons from the Bible and our faith tradition. The children are welcomed into the sacred space of the <e,>Godly Play classroom and experience sacred stories, parables, and liturgical action.
- Growing in Faith
Second grade through Fifth grade
The Growing in Faith Workshop Rotation Model offers our elementary children a way to experience scriptural stories and faith lessons through varied types of learning. Workshops range from art, cooking, games, music, science, storytelling, and video. Each lesson is presented over a period of two to four weeks in varied modalities. This program emphasizes active learning and helps children connect the spiritual lessons to their own lives.
- Worship Services
Children are welcome at all services. A clergy-led homily, designed and most meaningful for children pre-K through third grade, is offered in the Children’s Chapel during the 9:00 a.m. worship. All children may observe the celebration of the Eucharist on the chancel rug or at the altar rail and baptized children may receive communion.
- Nursery Care
Childcare is offered for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, as well as during the Sunday Christian Education hour, Wednesday night programs, and other special services. This ministry is through parent volunteers and experienced caregivers who provide a safe environment of play and fellowship for our youngest parishioners.