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Join us this Summer, July 17th – 20th for  Maker Fun Factory, where kids learn they were created by God and built for a purpose!

This amazing adventure will help kids (and adults) begin or deepen their faith by discovering our loving God made each of us! Ground kidsin the solid foundation of Jesus’ love, a love that gives our lives incredible purpose.
It’s our prayer that St. James’ VBS will allow God’s love and purpose for each person to come to life like never before…touching lives, changing hearts, and drawing kids (and adults) closer to the God who created them.

Cost is $10.
Scholarships available.

REgister HERE
sign up to volunteer here

for more information, contact sean dunbar
at 217-6744 or

The early registration cost per child for basketball is $85;
fter November 6, the cost is $95.
The early registration cost per child for cheerleading is $85;
after November 6, the cost is $95.
Deadline for registration is November 11.



This summer, St. James is aiming to make camp more accessible to children in our community so that every child can experience Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth.

St. James believes it is important to invest in children, to teach them the love of Christ and help them learn they are created in God’s image. Our hope is that this day camp helps make Christ the cornerstone of their lives now, so they'll grow up to be Godly men and women who proclaim the Gospel with boldness and grace.

Adventure for the Cityers will experience just about everything traditional away camps have to offer – from rock climbing to archery tag to soaking-wet water activities – supervised by the world's most energetic counselors. For one week, they'll worship with friends, explore God's unchanging Word and learn what it means to be a kid who follows Christ. The ends at 5pm with free time and parent pick up.  

Adventures for the City is August 7th – 11th

register here

Cost: $220 if registered prior to Spring Break
$250 afterwards

Scholarships available





Sundays 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
infants - 3 years old

Sunday School for our youngest United Methodists begins in the Nursery as soon as our babies can sit in a chair.  Early Christian Awareness (ECA) introduces the foundation of life-long faith formation in an interactive, song-filled atmosphere. 

3 year olds - 5th grade

Sunday School at St. James is designed to help students learn to discover how they are part of God’s big story using their faith as a foundation for life.

St. James Kids uses Deep Blue Kids curriculum, published by the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee in Sunday School. Deep Blue Kids is a new, awe-inspiring resource for children that includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games—all combined into a living-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!

Kids 3years old through 2nd grade classes are divided by age or grades.  The 3rd through 5th grade classes are combined upstairs in the newly renovated “Mountaintop.”

We hope to see you Sunday!

Sunday Nights

4:30 P.M.-5:20 P.M.
Mountaintop (upstairs children's area)

Through missions, arts, drama and more, children in kindergarten through second grade will have a chance to explore their faith in a variety of fun activities. We will investigate God’s jobs, what he is and does.


Wednesday Nights



3rd - 5th grades
5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 
MOUNTAINTOP (Upstairs children's area)

Designed for our older elementary students, T2 (Tween Time), provides students with an engaging way to dive into their Bibles, so they can build a strong foundation for their faith. Students are encouraged to bring a brown bag supper or join their families at Wednesday night dinner in the CLC. The first Wednesday of each month is a crowd pleasing Pizza Night provided by the children’s ministry.  No need to sign up, just join us!

(Wednesday Night Dinner reservations must be made by Monday at 12:00pm. 

To reserve your meal email Susie Branon at or register HERE)

PNO (Parents’ Night Out)
2nd Saturday Sept. - May

Parents’ Night Out is designed to provide kids with a fun, safe place to be, while parents get a brief respite (and maybe a date). The evening includes a snack supper, games and more. Designed for infants through 5th grade. Cost is $10 for each child. Pre-registration is required at St. James Online. For information contact Sarah Owens at or 217-6748.

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Contact Sean Dunbar, Director of Children’s Ministries,  351-1496, or for e-newsletter,
registration and more information about these programs.  I am eager to visit with you!