A loving nursery with simple Bible lessons is provided for 6 weeks through 3 years old.
Lessons offered for 3 years old (potty-trained) through 5 years old (VPK). Children learn the Word through creative Bible lessons, worship, activities, and crafts.
God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever!
We offer an elementary age large-group/small-group experience during this time children engage in worship, listen to a short, interactive message, and engage is small group discussion. Students discover Bible lessons that point to three important truths:
I can trust God no matter what
I should treat others the way that i want to be treated
I need to make the wise choice
Craft projects and games help to teach these valuable lessons. Children’s classes are organized by grade-level. All classes are held in Bldg 2.
We offer Kid’s Church for kids in grades 1-5. Children deepen their minds and hearts as the Bible is brought to life through games, high-energy music, small groups and videos which will help kids begin and grow in their relationship with Jesus! Kid’s church is designed to create a child friendly version of “big church” teaching the same basic truth found in our main worship service. Kid’s Church is held in Bldg 3
In addition to weekend programming, St. James UMC offers special events throughout the year such as Family Worship, week-long VBS, summer camps, Mission Opportunities, Annual Christmas Store, 2nd Grade Bible Presentations, Children’s Choir, and many other family fellowship opportunities.
Checking in Your Child
Check-in for 4 yrs old and VPK – 4th grade is located in Building 2.
11:00 am Service
4/5 years old is located in Building 2.
1st-4th Grade (Kid’s Church) is located in Bldg. 3
5th & 6th Grade is located in Bldg. 3 Room 3-106 (Students may check in themselves)
- Your child’s Name Tag to be worn during service.
- Your Parent Tag for you to wear and/or hang on to.
All of these tags will have matching identification numbers that are exclusive to your family and your visit. After the service, you will return to your child’s room and show your Parent Tag in order for your child to be released back to you. If you lose your Parent Tag, please be prepared to show government-issued ID in order to pick up your child.
In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we will text your cell phone number, please be sure to keep it on vibrate. We ask that you exit the Sanctuary immediately and look for and proceed to your child’s room.
WHAT SECURITY MEASURES ARE IN PLACE?
Volunteers complete background checks and go through training and screening before allowed in classrooms. Classrooms are broken up by age groups and made to be age appropriate. We have child-to-adult ratios that we maintain and in order to create a safe environment for your child.
We also request that children don’t attend St. James Children Programs if they’ve exhibited signs of illness in the last 24 hours.