Our Young Church programme includes the Nursery, Sunday worship and teaching for our young people ranging from preschool to Sr. High. We also have weekly activities for the Jr. & Sr. High School youth and monthly for the Grade 5 and 6 (5-6 Club). These programmes are summarized below.
Our Nursery is for infants and toddlers up to the age of two and is open during the 10:00 A.M. services. Nursery volunteers are caregivers who love babies and have a heart for the support and encouragement of young families and those who are new to the parish.
This programme is for preschool to Grade 4. The curriculum is designed to lay down the spiritual foundations that, in God's timing, will lead a child into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Activities include: Welcoming activities, large group worship and teaching, small group discussions and games (groups are divided by age and grade). The purpose of the small groups is to apply what they learned in the large group and make it relevent to their every day life.
Y56 & 5-6 Club
Y56 includes all the Grade 5&6 students on Sunday morning. They meet separately to focus on the needs of this age group and continue to develop and build on their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The topics studied are relevant to the issues unique to their lives.
All programmes use a variety of media to present the lessons to encourage active participation by the children.
The 5-6 Club (Grade 5&6) meets monthly, on an evening, for a fun activity, such as: laser tag, swimming, bowling, sleepover, and game activities at the church. The purpose for the 5-6 Club is to build lasting relationships and community with their peer group.
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The youth program at St. James is established to meet the needs of students in grades 7-12. We aim to facilitate the youths' experience to God and their faith development by presenting an exciting atmosphere through various events and activities, along with sound biblical teaching and worship. Our group provides a safe and fun environment where youth should feel accepted. Ultimately, our desire is to provide opportunity for each teen to discover the saving power of Jesus Christ, and to learn how to apply His teachings to his/her daily life.
Youth meet from 7:00-9:00 P.M. for a variety of activities as well as worship and prayer.
Sunday Morning Youth Group
At 10:00 A.M. the Jr. High and Sr. High students meet to discuss teen and faith related issues.
Camps are a great way for the youth group to solidify their relationships with one another as well as to challenge and strengthen their faith.
Fall Camp: A fun weekend of games, worship and discussions in October.
Ski Camp: A couple of days at Sunshine to shake the winter blues.
Sr. High Retreat: A weekend of fellowship at a cabin just outside of Fernie.
Camping: A few days in the summer tenting at Mt. Kidd.^^ Back to top of page