SJ Kids

Sunday Programming


A loving nursery with simple Bible lessons is provided for 6 weeks through 3 years old.


Exciting program including creative Bible lesson, worship, activities, and crafts for children ages 4yrs. through Kindergarten.


9:30am Service

We offer elementary age Sunday school classes that teach Bible stories and help children learn to apply them to their everyday lives. Students learn all about the wonder of God’s love and begin to understand why the Gospel is so important. 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.

11:00am Service

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 held in Bldg 3

Special Events

In addition to weekend programming, St. James UMC offers special events throughout the year such as 5th Sunday Family Worship, week-long VBS, Ybor City Outreach, Annual PJ Movie Night, an overnight camp Summer Camp at Warren Willis, Kid’s Night Out, Parent’s Night Off, Backpack Blessing, 1st Grade Bible Presentations, and many other family fellowship opportunities.

Checking in Your Child

9:30am Service
Check-in for 6 weeks – 3 years old is located in Bldg. 1 in the individual classrooms.

Check-in for 4 yrs old and VPK – 4th grade is located in Building 2.

11:00 am Service
6 weeks – 3 years old is located in Bldg. 1 in the individual classrooms.

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)

All Services
Upon checking in (4 yrs. – 4th grade) you will get two tags:

  1. Your child’s Name Tag to be worn during service.
  2. 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.


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.


Damaris Allen

Damaris Allen

Dené Mouton

Dené Mouton