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St. James KiDS, the children’s ministry of St. James UMC, is a place where faith, imagination and learning go hand in hand. Through creative, active, age-appropriate and Bible based experiences children are guided and encouraged to grow in faith and become deeply committed followers of Jesus.



Checking In & Out

At St. James KiDS, we use Lambs List, an on-line check-in system. Our check-in area is located in the main building, between the Fellowship Hall and the Narthex, and is operated by volunteers. Volunteer staff will enter your name for you. A label for your child and one for you will print out. Both labels will have a matching number. There are LED displays in both the Sanctuary and the CLMC. Your number will display if you are needed in the St. James KiDS area.

Children in the nursery are checked-out at the check-in area. All other children are brought to you in the Good-bye hallway located at the breezeway between the education and CLMC buildings.


Children’s Worship

Children’s Worship starts back on September 7th!
Children’s Worship is for St. James kids who are in Kindergarten through grade 5.  We worship together in the chapel each Sunday during the 8:45 & 9:00 services.  During this worship time kids learn hymns, order of worship, prayers, and creeds. Children participate as readers, ushers, and acolytes. For your child to be a part of this worship time, simply check them in at our Children’s Ministry Welcome Desk  located in The Commons.  The children will go directly from Children’s Worship to Living Water Sunday School.
Kids’ worship packets are available at all services for children who prefer to worship with their parents.
Children’s Worship is:
  • Held in the Chapel
  • Designed especially for children
  • Where children help lead worship
  • Where children learn the meaning & purpose of worship
  • Where children learn the prayers & creeds of our Christian Faith


J.O.Y. Club  (missions & service)

The J.O.Y. Club is coming to St. James Children’s Ministry this fall!  Kids K-4th grade will not want to miss being a part of this fun and exciting club.  The J.O.Y. Club will meet 1st and 3rd Sundays from 5-6 pm, and missions and service will be our club focus.  Come and make soup for the JOY Soup Kitchen, stock the food pantry, walk in the CROP Walk and have fun with friends.  The J.O.Y. Club will put Jesus and others first, always.  For more information, contact Julie Jensen, jtjjensen@hotmail.com, the J.O.Y. Club leader.


Upward Basketball Clinic


Introducing a new and exciting addition to the 2017-2018 Upward Basketball season!
Upward Basketball Clinic
Saturday, August 26th
at Jarvis Memorial UMC gym
The instructors will include the staff of “Outwork Performance” lead by Keith McLawhorn, a professional athletic trainer who works with kids of all ages in Greenville providing exceptional Basketball training. Participants will learn skills they can practice at home in advance of the new season as well as scrimmage.
The Basketball Clinic will be broken into two sessions by grade level in school (grades as of Sept. 1, 2017):
-SESSION #1 (K thru 3rd grade) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sign-in begins at 8:15 am
-SESSION #2 (4th thru 6th grade) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sign-in begins at 12:15 pm
Cost for Clinic: $20 (option to apply $10 towards Same Day League Registration)
Registration:   www.jsmnow.org


Nursery Care

St. James UMC invites children from birth through age four into a caring, safe and healthy environment. Your child’s welfare and spiritual growth is of our utmost concern and we pledge, as your Christian family, to care for your child to the best of our abilities.  Click on “read the rest” below for more nursery information or how to arrange nursery care for your event.


Children's Library

Did you know that St. James has a Children’s Library?  It now contains about 1000 books of Bible stories for children, devotions and prayers, Christian living, information about the Bible, and quality children’s picture books as well as chapter books and first readers.

We have moved recently!  The Children”s Library is now located in Room 32 in the Main Building.

Come by and visit the library!  Click on “read the rest” below to get a listing of the resources available in the Children’s Library.


FNO – Friday Night Out

Friday Night Out is a time of fun & fellowship for kids while mom and dad are out.  From September thru April, FNO runs on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Parents can take advantage of this ministry by dropping off their kids (infants to 5th grade).  We only ask that parents who use this service will work it on another occasion.



Are you looking for information on the St. James Preschool or Afterschool programs?  Click here.