Life Groups

Life Groups at St. James UMC are vibrant communities where you can grow spiritually, build meaningful connections, and engage in purposeful ministry. Join a group today and journey together in faith, fellowship, and service.

  • Location: Home of Susan Stewart
    The Sonshine Group (Mondays, 10 AM)

    Step into the world of faith and friendship with our group. Every Monday at 10 am, we gather at Susan Stewart's home to watch and discuss this inspiring series, “The Chosen.” Alongside the captivating episodes, we delve into the accompanying study, deepening our understanding of the biblical narrative. This is a unique opportunity to explore the life of Jesus and the early disciples, forging deeper connections with fellow believers. Join us as we come together in fellowship and discovery, growing in faith and community.

  • Location: Changes Week to Week
    Faith, Food & Fellowship (Tuesdays, 6:30 PM)

    Experience the heart of community in our Faith, Food & Fellowship Life Group. Each week, we gather at the homes of one another or local restaurants to share faith, savor delicious meals, and deepen our connections. Our focus is on fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere where we grow together in faith, building lasting relationships. Beyond our fellowship, we're on a mission to impact our church through fundraising and outreach, supporting its financial needs and extending our embrace to the wider community. Join us in this vibrant journey of faith, food, and fellowship, where all are welcome to be a part of our close-knit family.

  • Location: Meeting Room
    Half Truths Bible Study (Wednesdays, 9 AM)

    Dive into insightful discussions as Pastor Josh leads our Wednesday Bible Study, exploring Adam Hamilton's thought-provoking book, "Half Truths." Join us at either 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday in the meeting room. Gain new perspectives on common misconceptions as we journey through this enlightening study.

  • Location: Changes Week to Week
    Spirit-Led Scripture Studying (Saturdays, 9 AM)

    As we delve into the S.O.A.P. Bible Reading Plan, our discussions are uniquely guided by the Holy Spirit. Every Saturday from 9 - 11 am, we gather at each other's homes, explore various local restaurants, or connect virtually through Zoom, making learning accessible and engaging. This is an invitation to grow in faith, understanding, and fellowship with others who share a deep passion for exploring the depths of the Word. Join us in this dynamic journey of spiritual discovery and community. All are welcome!

Sunday School For All Ages

Sunday School for All Ages at St. James UMC offers engaging, age-appropriate classes where you can explore the Bible, deepen your faith, and connect with fellow members of our church family. Join us every Sunday morning as we delve into God's Word together.

  • Location: Meeting Room (Sanctuary Building)
    F.R.O.G. Class

    Join our dynamic adult Sunday School class, aptly named F.R.O.G. (Fully Relies on God). Currently, we are wrapping up Max Lucado's inspiring study, "They Walked with God." In October, we're excited to embark on a new journey with the book "Jesus in Me" by Anne Graham Lotz. Our discussions are lively and faith-filled, as we explore the teachings of these renowned authors and deepen our understanding of God's presence in our lives. Whether you're a seasoned believer or just beginning your faith journey, our F.R.O.G. class is a welcoming space to grow, learn, and connect with fellow seekers. Join us as we fully rely on God in our quest for spiritual growth and community. All adults are warmly invited to be part of this enriching experience.

  • Location: Fellowship Hall
    Conversational-Based Class

    Join Pastor Josh for an engaging Sunday School experience like no other. In this conversational-based class, we dive deep into selected scripture readings, exploring their meanings, relevance, and personal applications. The emphasis here is on dialogue and exchange, where questions are encouraged, and diverse perspectives are welcomed. It's a wonderful opportunity to grow in your faith, connect with fellow seekers, and discover fresh insights into the Word. Whether you're a seasoned scripture scholar or just beginning your journey, you'll find a warm and welcoming space to explore your faith. All are invited to join the conversation and deepen their understanding of God's message.

  • Location: Children’s Classroom (Sanctuary Building)
    Children’s Class

    At St. James UMC, our Children's Sunday School class is a loving and secure environment for our youngest disciples, aged Pre K through 1st grade. With dedicated volunteers who are Safe Sanctuaries Trained and screened through background checks, we prioritize your child's safety and well-being. In this engaging class, we introduce the wonders of faith through interactive stories, creative activities, and joyful fellowship, fostering a deep love for God and a strong sense of belonging within our church family. Whether it's exploring Bible tales, singing songs of praise, or making new friends, our Children's Sunday School is a vibrant space where young souls can take their first steps in their faith journey. All children are welcome to join this joyful adventure of discovery and friendship.

  • Location: Kids Classroom (Sanctuary Building)
    Kids Class

    St. James UMC offers a vibrant Kids Sunday School class, specifically tailored for students in grades 2nd through 5th. With our dedicated volunteers who are Safe Sanctuaries Trained and have passed background checks, your child's safety is our utmost priority. In this dynamic and engaging class, young minds embark on a faith-filled journey through exciting Bible lessons, interactive activities, and meaningful discussions. We provide a nurturing environment where children can explore their faith, forge lasting friendships, and deepen their understanding of God's love. Whether they're delving into scripture, enjoying fun activities, or sharing in the joy of fellowship, our Kids Sunday School is where young hearts flourish. All children are warmly invited to join us on this faith-filled adventure of learning and friendship.

  • Location: Youth Classroom (Sanctuary Building)
    Youth Class

    St. James UMC offers an enriching Youth Sunday School class for students in grades 6th through 12th. Our dedicated volunteers, equipped with Safe Sanctuaries Training and background checks, prioritize the safety and growth of your teenager. In this engaging class, we encourage our youth to explore their faith through thought-provoking discussions, relevant topics, and interactive activities, fostering an environment where they can ask questions, share thoughts, and strengthen their relationship with God. Whether diving into scripture, addressing real-life challenges, or forging lasting friendships, our Youth Sunday School is a place for young minds to flourish in faith and fellowship. All students are warmly invited to join us on this exciting journey of self-discovery and faith.