Children & Youth Events
Tree of Hope
This Lenten season, we may ask ourselves, “How can I be an Instrument of Hope…for my family? For my workplace? For the community? For the world? ” As Christians, we are asked to nurture our own giftedness and share our talents with those around us. As we journey through Lent, we invite you to dream up how you might be an Instrument of Hope and express it on the SJTL Tree of Hope! With artistic tools of your choice—paint, fabric, markers, glitter glue—express yourself on one of our wooden circles and hang it on our sparkly tree—located right at the entrance on Sunset Ridge. The ornaments will transform the tree to a collage of colorful hues for our community, inspiring all who see it to become Instruments of Hope. We invite you to pick up a few circles for all the members of your household as well as a few to share with others. After decorating them, you can hang them directly on the Tree of Hope (or drop off to our office and we can do it for you!)
Wiggle Worship on Zoom
A 25-30 minute service for our littlest members, Wiggle Worship will be offered every Sunday at 9:00 AM and it is a casual, come-when-you’re-able-worship filled with laughter, songs, dancing and the joyous Spirit of God!
Middles on Zoom
Kids in third to sixth grade can enjoy a Sacred Scavenger Hunt this Sunday on Zoom during our regular 10:00 a.m. Livestream worship! We look forward to connecting with one another, new friends and old for the first time in a long time. Every first and third Sunday of the month, our dedicated Middle Zoom will provide support and sustenance for their journey in this New Year until we can be together in person. We will play virtual games, read the Gospel and share stories each time we gather.
Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Painting
This year Halloween happens to land on a Saturday and we are taking full advantage of a safe, outdoor, socially-distanced celebration called, “Trunk or Treating at St. James the Less!” On Saturday, October 31, 1:00 p.m., kids can don their Halloween costumes and walk down the aisle of cars where parishioners will have open trunks filled with treats that the children can pick out. Yes, anyone can bring a friend! And yes, tweens and teens can participate but they must be in a legitimate costume. After a trip down candy lane, there will also be a pumpkin-painting station available for the kiddos to get creative. We’ll have coffee, hot apple cider and donuts for all. Those interested in providing a “trunk” full of treats (approximately 40 pieces of candy or treats) can sign up to be part of the fun on our Sign Up Genius Form. Happy Halloween!