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It's Pumpkin Time

The Pumpkin Patch has become one of the rhythms of life for the Saint James Student Ministries. In a time when many of life's rhythms...

It's been six months

This picture was taken at our last in-person gathering. We were playing a silly game after a meal and before talking about what it means...

A Letter to You.

Tonight was the night for the youth team to serve at Austin Street. Like every month a crew of people worked together to gather and...

Well It's been awhile

It would be easy to blame the lack of posts on this blog on the ongoing (re-surging?) Coronavirus pandemic. However, it's not hard to see...

Ashes to Ashes

Ash Wednesday is always an...interesting night at youth. Wednesdays are when our normal meetings happen, so for one week each year our...

Belong

Tonight we continued our New You series by reflecting on Pauls use of the image of adoption in Romans 8. We started our discussion by...

Changes

It's a new year and youth is back! We are kicking off 2020 with a series about how transformation is a major part of the Christian life....

Preparing for then, now, and tomorrow.

When I came back to work at St. James last fall I inherited a trove of resources that had been gathered and collected by previous youth...

Being Thankful

Often when planning what we are going to discuss at our weekly gatherings we start by asking two main questions. "What is going on in...

A Split Pumpkin Surprise

The end of October marks the end of our Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser at St James. Once again many members of our church have come together to...

Making News

It seems like our city has been in the spotlight a lot in the last few weeks. With high profile court cases, a presidential campaign...

The Pumpkins are Here!

October is a tough month. While preparations for the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser begin long before the cool weather makes it to...

How to Be a Bad Friend

This is one of those things that you generally learn from first hand experience, which can be a painful lesson to learn While considering...

A bright light on a dark night.

Our month of theme nights came to an end tonight with the theme of Blackout. Students were encouraged to wear black clothes from head to...

Play on!

We value fun. Yes, we want to spend time seriously discussing meaningful topics and applying scripture to our lives in order to see...

Forty-Six Point Eight

There are a lot of numbers that can be shared to tell the story of our youth gatherings. How many pounds of ground beef and spaghetti...

Walking Backwards

Every week we hope to create environments where students have an opportunity to hear truth about their identity in Christ and his great...

An Honest Goal

As we wrap up another night of programming I am once again reminded of how extremely diverse the group of students who come each week...

Wednesday Nights Are For ____________

We celebrated the start of our program year tonight with a return to our Wednesday night gatherings and I asked the students to complete...

Back to School

Whether starting at a new school or returning to familiar hallways and faces, many of our students returned to school this morning. Each...

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