Sunday School

All children are welcome in Sunday services that take place at 10:00.  Sunday School is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Children are encouraged to participate in the service with their parents, at any time.

Adult Christian Education

St. James offers opportunities to gather for discussion of the scriptures and topics of our faith and how it relates to our lives.  


Thursdays: 

  • Bible Study at 10:30 (to 11:30) in Cathy’s office, beginning September 22.
  • 5:30 pm, beginning September 22, Canon Cathy will lead a conversation on the three primary Creeds of our Faith., The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed and The Baptismal Covenant. The goal of this conversation is for each of us to write a Creed for ourselves, one that speaks to us about how we are guided by our faith. The conversation will happen for six weeks. This will be offered exclusively on zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8085432266?pwd=ZlBCZEI0WDQ1Szk5TEF2dFlLbm4rUT09
    Meeting ID: 808 543 2266 Passcode: zrXG3y One tap mobile +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Meeting ID: 808 543 2266 Passcode: 710467


Sundays: “Our Faith” class led by Jim Neider, beginning on September 18, after the 10 am Eucharist, in the Guild Room



There are other opportunities during the year for evening pot-luck suppers, book studies, and discussion groups.  They are all announced in the service, in the bulletin and in the Newsletter.


You are welcome!

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is a four-year program of study for adults who, through study, prayer, and reflection, seek to move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God’s kingdom as they better apprehend the connections between their faith and their lives.

 

The seminar group is the nucleus of the program. A group consists of six to 12 participants and a trained mentor who meet weekly over the course of 36 weeks. These meetings are usually from two and a half to three hours in length.

 

Participants are given weekly assignments to study with the help of resource guides and reading texts. The EfM Reading and Reflection Guide covers 36 group meetings in five six-meeting units plus two two-meeting interludes (in which all years read and reflect on a common text). Reading texts offer perspectives on the entire sweep of the Christian tradition from the earliest period to the present: biblical exegesis and interpretation, theology, church history, ethics, worship, spirituality, and interfaith encounter. Interlude texts offer additional voices that focus on specific themes.


For more information about the EfM program, please contact Deacon Diana Leiker,


Click here to read the EfM informational brochure.