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A Commitment to Lifelong Faith Learning

As Episcopalians, we practice lifelong faith learning, but we also strive to practice our faith our whole life long. Formation starts with young children...children's sermons, children's chapel, Sunday school classes, vacation bible school, and moves to youth, EYC, and young adults. We have formation for the confirmation of youth and adults, and regular formation classes for all ages. There is something for everyone. Small groups, large groups, men's groups, women's groups, prayer groups, study groups. You should be able to find a place to suit your formation needs at St. James.

Our ministry guide lists all of our formation opportunities. 

Weekday Formation:

Men’s Bible Study - Genesis for Normal People - meets in the Vestry Room on Tuesday evenings from 5:45 - 7:30.

Wednesday Morning Adult Bible Study - This group meets at at 9:30 AM in the Vestry Room. A new study begins on February 22, 2023. 24 Hours That Changed the World is our study focus and may be purchased here

Women’s Monday Night Bible Study - This group meets at 6:30 in the Vestry Room and begins a new study on February 27, 2023. Entering the Passion of Jesus is our study focus and can be purchased here

Centering Prayer meets at 12:30 on Wednesdays in the Chapel. Centering Prayer is a method of meditation used by Christians placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Anyone is welcome to come regularly or drop in at that time. Questions? Contact Shannon Spinks at

Sunday Formation:

All Sunday formation (Sunday school) meets during the "formation hour", which is between the 8:30 and 10:30 services, approximately 9:40 - 10:20.


Lectionary Reading Round Table - Meets in the library during the formation hour. Led by Jim Daniell.

Lead Me, Holy Spirit - Meets in the Chapel during the formation hour. Led by Scott Gonzalez and Holly McKinney.

Children & Youth

Godly Play - Pre-K 3 - 3rd grade, meets in classroom 2, last room on the left on the first floor of the school

What's in the Bible - Grades 4-6, meets in classroom 8, upstairs of the school

Rite 13 - 7th and 8th grades, meets in classroom 5, upstairs of the school

Senior High - 9th - 12th grades, meets in classroom 7, upstairs of the school