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Youth Ministry

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Sunday Gatherings

Middle and High School youth meet monthly for social events and faith formation. Check the parish calendar for more information.

Service and Fun

Young people at St. James also find meaningful encounters with the world around them through service. On the second Sunday of the month, they help prepare and serve a meal to the homeless at St. Martin de Porres. In June, youth group members participate in a week-long mission trip to our diocesan retreat center, the Bishop's Ranch. They work together on a hands-on project to enhance the Ranch's ministry – from putting in a garden to building a retaining wall, while sharing times of worship and recreation as well.

Youth group members are encouraged to engage in service and leadership at all levels of the Church's life, from helping plan worship to serving on the vestry. They are full participants in the life of the St. James community.

Throughout the year, our youth plan and participate in many other events – large and small, service-oriented or just for fun. But the heart of their experience in the St. James Youth Group is the friendships and relationships they build with each other and the mutual support they provide each other in times of need. Above all, the group creates a safe space where they can be themselves.

Confirmation Classes

St. James offers a Confirmation class for middle school aged youth every other year. This is a nine session series that meets on the 2nd Sunday evening of each month, September through May, culminating with Confirmation at Grace Cathedral in June. This is a significant commitment and important experience of Christian formation for youth, whether or not participants ultimately decide to be confirmed.

For more information about our Youth Group, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.