Join the St. James Sunday School for our Pentecost Party on Sunday, May 15th, at 10 – 11 AM in Hazelett Hall. We will learn about the birth of the church and the gift of the Holy Spirit while we play with a parachute, make windsocks, paint faces and eat cupcakes. Don’t miss this really fun event! Remember to wear red, yellow, or orange, and be sure to bring a friend!
Don’t forget to attend St. James’ Family Game Night, Friday, May 20th from 6:30-8:30 PM in Hazelett Hall!
All are welcome to join us for this family-friendly game night! Please bring your favorite games to play and a best friend or two. We’ll supply some fun snacks and beverages. There is no charge for this event, but we’d appreciate a contribution of any of the following items to support the Tigard Back Pack Program which helps hungry kids in our community:
Single-serving Mac n’ Cheese
Fruit rollups or fruit leather
Preschool and Grades K-5 Sunday School Program
Sunday School and activities for children pre-K through 5th grade are available each Sunday at the 10:00 AM service.
Middle and High School Programs
On Sunday evenings, we partner with St. Bartholomew’s Youth Group in Beaverton for various study, worship and volunteering. The middle school students participate in the Rite 13 program in the Journey to Adulthood curriculum. In this program, we celebrate the individuality of each young teen and their creative potential, wile exploring Biblical stories of God and God’s people. The Rite 13 liturgy (Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood) is the community expression of this and serves as a rite of passage from childhood towards adulthood.
The high school group focuses on a mix of discussion, fellowship, outreach and fun. Discussions range from personal theology and religion to contemporary issues. The high school students also focus on fundraising for the annual Diocesan Youth Mission Trip, which teens are invited to participate in every summer.
Both youth groups also have plenty of time to play games and enjoy the company of other Episcopal teens.
The students are also invited to participate in the Confirm Not Conform program, preparing for Episcopal Confirmation. This curriculum is focused on helping young people ask though questions and search out the answers. Through innovative sessions, field trips, mentor relationships, and the challenge to do a whole lot more than just learn a few facts, Confirm Not Conform lets youth take real responsibility for understanding their faith and its power.