St. James’ offers a number of ways for congregants to grow in Christian discipleship. Our Adult Forum takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the Parish Hall Meeting Room where we discuss religious topics as well as current events, all from a Christian perspective. There is also a Women’s Bible Study on Thursdays at 10:30am, a Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Wednesdays at 6:30am, and a Book Club that meets on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6:45pm.
Education and spiritual formation is provided for eighth graders seeking confirmation. These classes typically begin in January; please contact the office for more information. (Older students and adults who wish to be confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church should contact the rector.)
Classes for preschoolers through 4th graders meet during the first part of the 10:30 service, downstairs from the main church. Children rejoin their families upstairs at communion. In addition to Sunday School, our Children’s Ministry plans several special events throughout the year for children and their families, including a fall hayride and bonfire, a Christmas Eve pageant, and an Easter egg hunt.
About 15 middle and high school youth meet weekly to encourage fellowship and to share in God’s love and Word in various ways. Our youth group is a casual but structured gathering that typically includes some kind of discussion, speaker or film, prayer and some silly fun. Monthly service projects help deepen faith and commitment to community. A highlight of the youth group is the annual Work Camp trip to help repair the homes of people in need.