If you are interested in getting involved in one of these spiritual growth opportunities, please contact the office
Every week from Mid-September through Mid-May from 9:30-10:30am, preschool-elementary aged kids gather together in the Whitney Room, where there is a story and lesson, followed by fun-filled activities to help kids relate the lessons to their daily lives. At 10:30am they join the worship service for Holy Eucharist.
We seek to make worship as meaningful an experience for children as possible, and we encourage their participation throughout the service. Children are invited to help the presiding minister proclaim the Peace, serve on the altar as an acolyte, read scripture lessons, and usher. While at this time we do not offer a specific program solely for teenagers, we encourage our teenagers to volunteer as teacher helpers in Sunday School, or to participate in the worship as ushers, readers, acolytes, or lay eucharistic ministers.
On Christmas Eve at 4 p.m., kids of all ages present a spirit-filled Christmas pageant, accompanied by Christmas hymns. We begin to prepare in early December.
Vacation Bible School
We offer an ecumenical Vacation Bible School in the evenings for one week in mid-August. It is co-sponsored by Saints James and Andrew, First United Methodist, and the Salvation Army. It is a free, fun-filled event for the whole family.
Throughout the year there are many special events, such as Advent Wreath Making and the Parish Picnic, which encourage fellowship amongst the whole parish. There are also two fellowship groups, for those between 20-50ish we have the Middle-Somethings, and for those between 50-100ish we have the Geezer Group. Both groups organizes social gatherings throughout the year. Contact us to learn more.
Safe Church & Social Media
All of our staff and volunteers that work with children are required to attend Safe Church Training and have a background check using iCORI, performed by our Safe Church Coordinator, every three years to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable in our community. We encourage you to read our Safe Church Policy and the Diocesan Social Media Policy. Please also note that from time to time the church will record our worship services and events on video and film to share on our social media as a way to increase our evangelism to the larger community. If you would prefer that you not be included on video or film, please notify our clergy, and they will ensure your wishes are respected.