Please Join Us For Back To Church Sunday!

Dear St. James Families,

This weekend is Back to Church Sunday and Sunday School is back!
We are so excited to welcome you all and pray you have had a great summer. As usual, the whole family will begin in church and after the children’s opening, the kids will go down to Sunday School. You are welcome to sit with your child at the front in the opening and then escort them downstairs to their classroom to get them settled. All kids exit through the front of the church with the teachers except those in Grade 5 and 6 who exit at the back. (Their classroom is across the street off the parking lot.)
At the end of the service, you go downstairs to sign your child out. Usually we have the SJ Cafe available but this week we have a church picnic down the street at Norway Hall. There will be signs to walk there (Only one block away). This is a barbecue and so hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be available. Please bring a folding chair and a salad or dessert to share. We will have a bouncy castle and games. 
If your little one is younger than three and you need to leave the service for any reason, we have a nursery downstairs. The service will be playing live on the TV so you can stay connected and know when to return for communion if you wish. Also, in the lobby we have bags on hooks which can be borrowed for the service with toys and activities intended to keep your little one occupied.
I also want to share with you two parenting groups you might be interested in. One is a weekly Moms group on Monday evenings for Moms of younger kids.The other is for any parent but will look at older topics such as social media, anxiety and phone use. This is held one Friday a month and will include a dinner, baby sitting and youth group. Both flyers are attached and we ask you to respond if you plan to attend. 
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 10 am!

Carol Mittelstaedt

Director Of Young Family Ministry