Volunteers for this ministry serve our two year olds in the nursery during the Christian Formation hour. Each volunteer will have an opportunity to read a story and talk about values and character with the children. Simple age appropriate crafts may be incorporated into this time. Volunteers can serve in this new program once or on an ongoing basis.
A team of four storytellers and doorkeepers serve in each of the three Godly Play classes for three year olds through 1st graders. Volunteers alternate between telling the story and welcoming the children into the sacred space of the Godly Play classroom. Volunteers are encouraged to be present twice each month during the Sunday school program year.
Growing in Faith Rotational Model
There are a variety of opportunities to share your time and talents while serving in this ministry to our elementary school children. Workshop leaders, shepherds, service coordinators, and materials volunteers engage with the second through fifth graders in Sunday school. Shepherds are encouraged to be present in the classroom twice per month during the program year in a ministry of presence. Workshop leaders teach one lesson to several classes over the course of several Sundays either once or several times throughout the year. Materials volunteers work behind the scenes approximately once each month during the year. Service project coordinators will assist with new projects in October and January.
Parent volunteers engage with infants, toddlers, and pre-school children in the nursery each Sunday during the 9:00 a.m. service (10:00 service in the summer). All parents whose children use the nursery are encouraged to be a part of this ministry.
The Children’s Chapel program is offered during the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist service throughout the program year. Adult volunteers welcome the children into the chapel and support the clergy as they lead the children in worship.
Parishioners create personalized banners for each child baptized at St. James’s. No artistic talent required only simple tracing, cutting, and gluing. Service in this ministry can be performed at home or at church.
Volunteers can serve in this ministry by preparing materials in advance or they can volunteer to assist families during the Advent Fair which will be held December 2, 2018.
Volunteers assist with costuming and chaperoning pageant participants during both the dress rehearsal and the pageant. Volunteers also assist with costumes, props, and lighting. The pageant will be December 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. with a dress rehearsal Saturday, December 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Vacation Bible School
VBS volunteers serve in a variety of roles both leading up to and during the program. Volunteers serve in planning, decorating, and materials procurement prior to VBS. The week of VBS, volunteers serve as shepherds and activities leaders. Youth volunteers are welcome and encouraged to serve at VBS. Vacation Bible School will be June 17-21, 2019.