St. James recognizes the home as a primary place of faith formation and seeks to support spiritual growth within the family. Family Ministries cultivates curriculum, worship, and fellowship opportunities that allow children, youth, and families to discover and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and share God’s love with others. The success of Family Ministries is made possible through volunteers.
Eydie Comeaux, Director of Family Ministries
Age: Pre-K-4 – 5th grade
Fondly referred to as Sunday School, Children’s Education programming is currently offered to children in Pre-K-4 -– 5th grade. The curriculum is designed so that children learn about the word of God and Jesus’ love in a creative, engaging, and relational environment. Parishioners of all ages are encouraged to volunteer in this important ministry. Children’s Sunday School follows the same schedule as Adult Education beginning in late August and running through May.
10:30 a.m. Service
Age: Pre-K-4 – 3rd grade
Offered during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, Children’s Chapel is an opportunity for younger parishioners (Pre–K 4 – 3rd grade) to hear and experience the gospel in a relatable manner. Following the Collect of the Day, children gather at the back of the church before departing for a separate space and then return in time to celebrate communion with their families.
8:30 a.m. – after the 10:30 a.m. service
Age: Infants and Toddlers
Infants and toddlers are encouraged to play and learn in the St. James Nursery while parents enjoy a distraction-free service. Nursery caregivers create a loving and safe environment through imaginative play, developmentally appropriate toys and more. Nursery caregivers have completed background checks and national church safety certification and training. During the program year, nursery hours are 8:30 a.m. – noon and 9:30 a.m. – noon during the summer. Special and extended hours are offered during certain Holy Days and church fellowship events.
Family Ministries Seasonal Fellowship
In addition to regular programming, St. James offers various fellowship opportunities for families and children. Recent examples include the Easter Egg Hunt, Back-to-School Bash and Blessing of the Backpacks, and the Feast of St. James Celebration.