Children’s Ministry

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St. James Episcopal Church Children’s Ministry
We help children from infancy through 5th grade discover Jesus as their Savior and equips parents to love and bless their children throughout their lives. We provide children with age-appropriate encounters with Jesus Christ through worship, Bible study and opportunities to serve others. We also encourage parents in their role as the primary teachers and disciple makers in the lives of their children.

Children’s Sunday School (Pre-school – 5th Grade)
Children study God’s word in the classroom with caring teachers and youth helpers. They are taught from the bible and our Episcopal heritage, and reinforce the lessons through activities, crafts and songs. Our 4th and 5th grade students are encouraged to take a leadership role in the classroom as they transition from Children’s to Youth Program. Sunday School is held from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Sundays in the Old Parish Hall.

Communion Discovery Class
Understanding the Eucharist is central to instructing young Christians in the Episcopal tradition. Communion Discovery guides students through teachings on the liturgy, Anglican theology, the Bible and communion itself. Communion discovery is held every spring. To register your child please e-mail Amanda Payne at AmandaPayne06@gmail.com.

Children’s Christmas Pageant
An annual tradition at St. James, the Christmas Pageant helps our students focus on the birth of our Savior during the season of Advent by acting out the nativity story. A tradition dating back to 1223, all children are invited to participate in the pageant.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a great way to invite new friends and family to St. James. Held every summer for one week, VBS serves children to learn the gospel through fun interactive teachings, crafts, song and dance. To Register for 2017 VBS  CLICK HERE.

Little Lambs Ministry
Little Lambs Ministry is designed to incorporate families with small children into the life of the church through special events held quarterly. Family Advent Celebration and Giant Easter Egg Hunt are two of many events they host during the year. For more information please contact Meghan Wilmer or Alison Parker for more information..

Austin Street Outreach – Fox Team
Families are invited on the first Sunday of the month to serve our brothers and sisters at Austin Street Shelter dinner. Sara and Chad Fox lead a team with families with children. To participate in this great outreach with your kids please contact Sara Fox at sara.fox@risd.org.

Children’s Ministry Volunteers
Invest in your child’s spiritual life as well as get to know other parents at St. James Episcopal Church. Opportunities range from Sunday School Teaching to special events and providing meals. Please contact Amanda Payne at AmandaPayne06@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer in this important ministry!

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