We believe that ministering to our youngest members of our congregation, both by incorporating them into the larger church community and by offering weekly Sunday school and other learning opportunities – is one of our most important missions here at Saint James’.
We hold Sunday school for grades pre-K through fifth grade every Sunday during our 10:15 worship, following the announcements at the beginning of the service.
When you arrive, children will sit with their parents in the church until the service begins. The children will be invited to join the Sunday school teachers in the side chapel where they will walk downstairs together to class. Meet the staff!
The classes are broken into three different groups during the school year:
3rd, 4th & 5th graders.
1st & 2nd graders
Pre-k through Kindergarten
Children will rejoin their families during The Peace, roughly halfway through worship, and are invited to receive the Eucharist (Communion). During the summer, we have class for all ages that meets children’s chapel or on the playground.
Questions? Visit our F.A.Q or connect with Jennifer Taylor
Parents, bring today's Sunday school lessons to the table. Table Talk is a weekly summary that recaps the Sunday-school lesson for all ages. There will even be questions you can ask the kids to get them talking! It is posted to the website each Sunday and also emailed to parents.
If you aren’t receiving “Table Talk” and would like to, please contact Jen to be included.
Nursery is offered on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm for babies through children four-years-old.
What age children is Sunday school intended for?
Sunday school is offered for children age four – 5th grade. A nursery is available on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm for children four years old and younger. The nursery is in room #107.
How many classes are there?
We have three Sunday school classes.
• Prek & Kindergarten
• 1st-2nd grade
• 3rd-5th grade.
What time does Sunday school begin?
Sunday school is held every Sunday during the 10:15am worship service.
Where do I take the kids?
They sit with you! Children sit with their parents in the church at the beginning of church. After announcements are finished, the kids will be excused to attend Sunday school. We all walk to class together. Watch for me (or another Sunday-school teacher) up front to guide the kids to the side chapel.
How long does Sunday school last?
Sunday school ends about halfway through the 10:15am worship service. Children will return to sit with their parents at the time of The Peace.
How do I talk to the kids about what they learned in class?
Table Talk is a weekly summary that recaps the Sunday-school lesson for all ages. There will even be questions you can ask the kids to get them talking! It’s also an excellent way to stay engaged if you miss a Sunday or two. It is posted to the website each Sunday and also emailed to parents. If you aren’t receiving “Table Talk” and would like to, please contact Jen to be included.
What if we miss a couple Sundays?
Totally fine. We know how busy life is, especially with an active family! You’ll be welcome anytime.
Oops! We’re a few minutes late…
You can find our Sunday-school classrooms downstairs in rooms #106, #104, #103 and #102. Join us when you can!
Who is my child’s Sunday School teacher?
We have twenty wonderful Sunday-school teachers. Teachers rotate weekly and the full schedule can be found here. Get to know them by clicking on their picture for a link to a bio.
What is the curriculum like?
We use a curriculum that follows the church year. That means the readings you are hearing in church are the same ones we’re talking about! Students will hear an age-appropriate lesson and then do a craft or activity that reinforces that lesson.
How do I volunteer to help?
That’s an easy one! Contact Jen Taylor to get involved!
Thinking of something else?
Please connect with me!
• Jen Taylor, Director of Family Ministries
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