Journeying together in Christ

“So Jesus called the children over to him and said, “Let the children come to me!
Don’t try to stop them. People who are like these children belong to
God’s kingdom.”—Luke 18:16 (CEV)

Children’s Church via ZOOM

The Children’s Church via ZOOM program which St. James began offering after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, has been an unexpected blessing for all involved—children, parents, and leaders alike.

Families of all shapes and sizes with young children are invited to join us via ZOOM to explore a scriptural theme in an imaginative way, sing songs of praise, and pray together.

Ruth Morrow engages the children in a wonderful reflection time using materials from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-inspired approach to ministry with children. Deacon Lisa handles the logistics and leads the group prayer time, and Madelaine Jacobs and Jeff Dixon plan and lead the songs.


“We’ve loved being a part of it. Lisa and Ruth have worked very hard and done such a wonderful job. The way that Lisa and Andy have approached this aspect of church life demonstrates that kids’ spiritual development is just as real as adults’—that means a lot to us.”

“Children’s Church has been the best experience of the pandemic. We are so thankful to have found a welcoming church family”

If you would like more information about this program or if you and your child, godchild, grandchild, niece or nephew would like to participate, please contact:Lisa Chisholm-Smith at

Lisa will let you know when the next session will be held and send you the access information for the ZOOM meeting.

Please note that for added security, St. James does not publish access information for online children or youth ministry programs.