Christian Education at St. James loves to tell the stories from the Bible and about the love of Jesus. We do this for our children, youth, and adult members as well as offering neighborhood opportunities.

Second Sunday School: For K-6 graders, Sunday School is held normally the second Sunday of the month from September through May immediately following worship services. Last year, we ended with our children putting on a puppet show that they wrote during our worship service. We begin the 2023-24 year with a Rally Sunday which will occur this year on September 10, 2023. This event of fun activities and food is open to the community.

Backyard Bible Club: For K-6 graders, Backyard Bible Club is held on select Tuesdays during June and July. This is open to the community.

Youth: Confirmation classes are offered, as well as opportunities to be engaged during worship and other service opportunities. This year our youth are leading the Churches United Thanksgiving in July food drive for the St. James Food Pantry; collecting food and donations during the entire month of July.

Adults: Adult study classes are offered throughout the year. Christ in Our Home, a quarterly devotional publication is offered to all members. Please pick yours up in the narthex. Although not part of this committee, all women of St. James are invited to join WELCA (Women of the ELCA); this group meets monthly for bible study, fellowship and dessert.

Committee Meetings: This committee meets monthly to plan activities and look for new ways to share the love of Jesus to members and community. All members are welcome to join us.

Please visit the calendar on this website for details about dates and times.

Please contact Mandy Peter-Speidel, Christian Education Chairperson, at

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