Faith Formation Ministries, RC Liaison: Elly Withers
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Youth and Family ministry is a labor of love by our whole Parish. We seek to raise our children in the faith that they are beloved by the Father, embraced in Jesus Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit.


Nursery – Ministry Leader: Elly Withers

Our Nursery is open every Sunday during both the 9:00 A.M. and 11:15 A.M. services for children four years and younger. The Nursery is located in the same wing as the music room.

For more information about the nursery, contact our Director of Programs, Elly Withers.

Children's Chapel- Ministry Leader: Elly Withers 
Children ages 4-7 leave the service during the sermon time and adult volunteers lead them through an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word.

Children's Faith Formation- Ministry Leaders: Diane King/Danee Hoover

Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the Atriums
Catechesis I: Catechesis I is appropriate for children 4 years old through 2nd grade.
Catechesis II: 3rd-5th grade. Led by Danee Hoover and Meredith Calhoun, this class will dive deeper into the themes discussed in Catechesis I and introduce new Bible stories and parables to the children.

Justice League- Ministry Leader: Robert Danos 

6th-12th grade
Led by Robert Danos, Chris Grose, and Steve Studebaker on Sunday mornings from 10-11:15 in the Youth Room, this class will be divided into two parts: a 20-minue video clip about a social justice issue and a 20-minute discussion.

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)- Ministry Leader: Elly Withers

6th-12th grade
Led by Elly Withers and Debbie Burke on Sunday evenings 5:00-7:00 in the Youth Room.

Vacation Bible School- Ministry Leader: Elly Whithers

Vacation Bible School: St. James joins with Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic churches in Hendersonville for an ecumenical week of bible school each summer.

Youth Hangout- Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
Youth Christian Formation for ages 11-18 is a discussion group that addresses a variety of topics and scripture passages.

How can my child participate during our church service?

Acolytes- Ministry Leader: Elly Withers

Young people ages 8+ who feel called to participate hands-on in worship should consider joining the Acolyte team. Each acolyte serves about twice a month at either the 9:00 or 11:15 a.m. service and the group meets regularly throughout the year for planning and training.

Altar Guild- Ministry Leaders: Sallie Carr/Martha Massey

Young people age 10+ are invited to join the guild as junior members and work alongside adults who will mentor and train you in this vital ministry.

Chalice Bearers- Ministry Leader: Ann Hafer

Teens who are at least 16 years old, confirmed, and are interested in being trained can serve as Chalice Bearers.

Lector Ministry Leader: Rosemary Pace

Anyone age 12+ may serve as a Lector at our weekend worship services. Mentoring and training is provided by other adults who serve in this role.

Ushers- Ministry Leader: Donna Goodman

We invite families to volunteer as Ushers for our 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. Ushers greet worshipers and hand out bulletins as they enter, help people find seats, and pass the offertory plates among other things.