Children’s Ministries






Christmas Play Practice begins Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 pm

The mission is clear–the time is now! Get set for the most spectacular and celestial adventure of all time as Mary, Joseph, and a few simple shepherds in Bethlehem encounter the wonder of the Fear Not Factor! The most epic event of all time has been established and all of heaven’s angels are gearing up to fulfill what has been planned. Under the command of archangel Michael, the Heavenly Army has been commissioned to wing flight to earth and unveil God’s most unexpected, miraculous and perfect plan. However, only one angel, the anxious and thrilled Gabriel, has been selected to make the actual announcement of the Fear Not Factor to a few choice people. This is a fun-filled and inspirational 35-minute Christmas celebration for kids. After all, there’s never been another night like the one when heaven and earth collided, as the Fear Not Factor pierced the starlit skies

All school-aged children are encouraged to come and participate. Practices will be every Sunday afternoon from 4:00-5:00 pm. The play will be performed Sunday, December 10th . Adult helpers are also needed. If you have any questions or would like to know what help is needed, please contact the play director, Kathy Roys, at 843-572-9393.


▪ Help needed with games for Fall Festival on October 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Please contact Jill Jones at 943-569-7334, or e-mail her at if you can help with any of the above.

Below is the current Children’s Church Schedule which hopefully will be updated with additional volunteers.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH SCHEDULE                  OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2017                                              Date                Teacher                                   Helper             Oct 8         Stephen Mackenzie         Alexis Juricek    Oct 15      Sandy Wendler                  Hailey Jones       Oct 22      Heather Maharrey            Orianna Dean     Oct 29     Aaron Leckie                        Lindsey Leckie Nov 12     Stephen Mackenzie     Charlotte McDonald Nov 19     Vonda Thompson Richard Thompson     Nov 26     Dale Van Slambrook      Alexis Juricek     Dec 10     Play                                                                           Dec 17      Leighton McDonald     Charlotte McDonald Dec 24    Wanda Willis                     Bernard Dean       Dec 31      Sandy Wendler               Hailey Jones  



   ALL Children are welcome to attend Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., Sunday mornings.



F.I.SH. and Cherub practices to resume in September 3.

The CHERUB CHOIR is for children aged 3 years of age to 2nd grade.   They practice Sunday morning from 9:40 a.m – 10:00 a.m.  Practice is held in the the pre-school classroom, located inside of our church.

The F.I.S.H CHOIR (FISH, stands for Fun In Serving Him) is for children 3rd grade – 6th grade.  They also practice in the pre-school room weekly on Wednesday nights 7:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

Both Choirs usually sing once a month at the 11:00 Worship service.  Also both choirs take a break during the summer months.  There are no try-outs and there is no cost to join.

ALL are Welcome.  The children are asked to wear black and white clothes on performance Sunday, but are not turned away if they do not wear or have these colors.

Nancy LeBeau who is a retired Special Education Teacher, teaches both of these Choirs.  She is one of the original charter members of St. James since 1984 and started helping with children’s music as a Sunday school teacher, VBS, and Christmas play volunteer.  The CHERUB and FISH Choirs were officially established in 2005 and have been performing regularly since then.  If you would like more information about Children’s Choir you may contact Nancy LeBeau at 843-412-5058 or


Mission Statement:  The mission of this committee is to plant the seeds of the Gospel into the hearts of all children so they can grow in their relationship with Christ.  We will offer an environment of adult leaders who will lead by the examples Christ gave us.  We will teach our children to be compassionate, kind and generous to everyone to around them.  We will offer a welcoming environment to all children. We will give them the confidence they need to go out into the world and share their faith and beliefs in Jesus.  We will be kind, compassionate and patient with all children so they feel safe and loved here at St. James United Methodist Church.  We will assure them that we believe that their presence here is a reward from God to us.  We will ask God to lead us in all things we do concerning this ministry.  We will be the voice for our children in all things concerning the church.  We will teach them they are not just saved but saved for a purpose that only the creator can reveal.

If you would like more information about our Children’s Ministry, please contact our Children’s Ministry Directory, Jill Jones at (843) 569-7334, or



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