Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult. Youth Ministries is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation.

Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. 

St. James Youth Group

The St. James Youth Group monthly meetup – open to youth from grades 6-12 – takes place every third Sunday of the month in Bishops Hall, after morning services. The site remains the same unless otherwise noted. Meetings conclude at 1:45 p.m. Join us for a gauntlet of activities that will require creative thinking, teamwork, and a little sweat too.

Youth are also encouraged to serve as leaders within the church community through various volunteer opportunities:

  • Sign up here to assist with Children’s Chapel.
  • Volunteer to help with our monthly food distribution on the third Saturday of every month. Contact dharmon@stjamesbr.org for more information.

Contact: Family Ministry Coordinator, Haley Schroeck, hschroeck@stjamesbr.org.

Special Programming & Events

Confirmation
For our Youth who are in 8th grade and above, we are thrilled to be holding in-person Confirmation classes this year. The important dates that you will need to know, if you’re interested in participating this year are:

Retreat: February 26 & 27 (Friday 5:30pm to 8pm & Saturday 9am to 1pm)
Classes: March 7 & 14 (Sundays 12noon to 1:30pm with lunch provided)
Outreach Project: Saturday, April 17 @ 7:30am
Bishop Visit: Sunday, May 2 @ 10:30am

If you are interested in participating, or have any additional questions, please email hschroeck@stjamesbr.org.