We’re honored and excited to walk with you through your confirmation preparation process. At. St. James’s we like to think of Confirmation as “base camp” on your spiritual journey. It’s neither your point of origin, nor your destination, but a…
Due to COVID, changes in safety regulations have required us to suspend the Acolyte Ministry. We will likely wait until September 2021 to launch again, using the summer to train new and current acolytes. Don’t let this stop you from signing…
Children’s Christian Education on Sunday
Sunday School classes are offered for all children, ages two through fifth grade, from September through May each year. Lessons are held during the Christian Education hour from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Lace up your shoes and join us for Sunday Running Club We've started our spring running club and invite runners/joggers/walkers to join us for a super casual opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather, get some exercise, and see new and…
Summer 2021 Youth Mission Opportunities
Appalachia Youth Mission for 9th-12th graders, July 18-24, 2021
Racial Justice Course for Teens
Racial Justice Course for Teens The Episcopal Church has developed a Christian formation program specifically for youth called Dismantling Racism: A Youth Curriculum. Mary Beth Abplanalp is now certified to teach this 6-session curriculum designed to help middle and high…
Church Virtual School 2020-21
Church Virtual School (CVS) St. James’s CVS has been in session since September 14th, 2020 and will continue through the end of the 2020-21 school year on June 17. The school has been offered Monday – Thursday for all middle…
Virtual Christmas Pageant – Take a Look!
It's Christmas at St. James's! This might be your favorite Christmas video of 2020. Featuring photos and footage that go all the way back to 2002, our brand new Christmas Pageant video will bring a smile to your face and…
Leadership Opportunity for High Schoolers
The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has just announced Parish Youth Ministries is now accepting applications for committee membership for the 2020-21 program year. Rising 9th-12th graders who have attended a PYM event before are encouraged to apply. The link below…
6th – 8th Grade Retreat
6th – 8th Grade PYM Weekend
May 8-10, 2020
Retreat weekends are a great opportunity for youth to have fun with new and old friends and explore their faith outside the rhythm and routine of daily life.
Youth Summer Preview January 27
St. James’s and the Diocese of Virginia offer many wonderful opportunities for youth to engage in leadership opportunities, volunteer service, mission trips, and good old fashion fun during the summer months! January 14 will be the 2019 Summer Preview
Senior High Youth Lock-In January 19-20, 2020
Reclaim Your Mailbox
Recently, Penny Gugino told me a tip about junk mail. Yes, you can put it in your recycle bin as soon as you get it, but it is better to stop receiving it so that it doesn’t arrive in your mailbox in the first place.
Movie Night? Nature Videos: The Perfect Choice!
Growing up in the 1970s, I often watched Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. I have cozy memories of the host, white-haired Marlin Perkins, narrating long, extended takes of animals in their natural habitat, far removed from human civilization.