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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:

Women’s Monday Night Bible Study - This group meets at 6:30 in the Vestry Room. For current study topic/book, please contact Michelle Orr at 251-490-6077 or

Wednesday Morning Adult Bible Study - This group meets at at 9:30 AM in the Vestry Room. 

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

Healing Service - Meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM in the Chapel DURING LENT

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.

Rector's Forum Lenten Study - Meets in the Vestry Room during the formation hour. 

Children & Youth

Please contact our Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, Natalie Smith, for a current list of Sunday formation.