At St. James and St. John we believe our children are the most valuable and precious gifts that God has given us. We take our call as teachers and educators seriously to ensure their spiritual needs and developments are met. We endeavor to share and teach them the love of Christ in a nurturing and caring atmosphere so they may grow into compassionate, wise, spirit-filled, young people exemplifying Christ in the church, community and world at large.
In the fall of 2016 we incorporated a new program entitled “Deep Blue”; this program has changed the way we do Sunday School! Children love this energetic, creative program with its animated video storytelling, engaging crafts and activities and contemporary music videos, and so do the teachers and parents!! Deep Blue is a fresh avenue to support and encourage our children to discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in today’s world.
With Deep Blue, children make Bible stories, Bible people, and Bible passages a part of their lives.
Our Sunday morning Routine
December – March: 11:00 AM – Sunday School begins at the church center in the Deep Blue Worship Room, as Rev. Alice leads opening worship, with our theme song and engaging weekly bible story video.
Rev. Alice leaves for the church as we continue to praise God with Deep Blue’s original bible trivia, animated scriptures and more upbeat music.
We then divide into three groups for individual class activity/craft time
Rowers Ages 3 – Kindergarten
Swimmers Grades 1 – 4
Rowers Grades 5 & Up
We meet back in the Deep Blue Worship Room to close with music and prayer.
March – June
September – December 10:30 AM – Sunday School meets at the church for fellowship before service begins.
11:00 AM – Worship service opens with theme song followed by bible story video, question and answer time with Rev. Alice.
Sunday School continues worship at the church center.
Every four – six weeks the Sunday School attends the Intergeneration services at the church,
participating by doing readings, singing and taking up the offering.