SJ Kids exists to fuel hearts, minds and spirits. Each Sunday kids will encounter God in a fun, safe environment all their own. Through play, activities and storytelling, children get to know about Jesus and what it means to follow Him.
SUNDAYS WITH SJ KIDS
A loving nursery with simple Bible lessons is provided for 6 weeks through 3 years old.
Check-in for 6 weeks – 3 years old is located in Bldg. 1 in the individual classrooms.
Exciting program including creative Bible lesson, worship, activities, and crafts for children ages 4yrs. through Kindergarten.
Check-in for 4 yrs old and VPK – 4th grade is located in Building 2.
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.
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.
SUNDAY MORNING CHECK-IN
Upon checking in (4 yrs. – 4th grade) you will get two tags:
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.
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.
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 and these students may check themselves in.
SJ KIDS 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.
SJ KIDS TEAM LEADERS
Director of Children's Ministries
Children's Ministries Assistant