"Jesus said, 'I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.'" Luke 6:27-28 (ESV)
At St. James we value every person who comes to worship God,
even the littlest worshipers among us. That is why we have a dedicated
team of adult members who have not only completed thorough Federal
background checks, but also complete annual Diocesan training in the
areas specific to children's ministries and safety issues.
Additionally, they complete annual training on emergency procedures
and curriculum delivery.
Our kid's ministry facilities are clean, safe, colorful, and full of fun
things to do for ages 2 months to 10 years old. They are located
in the courtyard area of our facility and surround a fun little
grass-covered, shaded playground with new rubber mulch for
extra bounce under the swings and slide.
In the nursery area, for age 0 to 3 year-olds, we have lots
of soft places to crawl and play with blocks, puzzles,
figures, and biblical story toys such as Noah's Ark.
In the Sunday School area we begin with a simplified
version of the same liturgy being said in the main
church, complete with the collect for the day. We
tell a Bible story to coincide with the readings,
sometimes using felt boards or dramatic readings
to enhance the experience, and then complete an
art activity to facilitate discussion around the topics
of the biblical story or characters. We close with
prayer and return to the main church in time to
receive communion with our parish family.
Kid's Ministry is open at 10:15am on Sundays and begins at 10:30am; we return to the main worship service around 11:15-11:20am.
Feel free to contact us about the Kid's Ministries by email at KidsMinistries@StJamesLasCruces.org.
St. James' Episcopal Church, Las Cruces, New Mexico