Children & Youth Ministries @ Jamestown

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
— Matthew 19:14

The Youth Ministries at Jamestown seek to lead children and teens to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the study of God’s Word, service opportunities, and fellowship with each other, that relationship is supported and encouraged to grow.


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Children's Worship

Children’s Worship is a special time of worship for children ages 2 through 5 years old. The children are dismissed mid-service for their own time of singing, praying, hearing Bible stories, and a response time through crafts.


Sunday School

This program is for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. After Sunday morning worship they meet as a large group for singing, (preschoolers are invited to join), then break into their smaller age groups for a Bible lesson. The kids periodically share the songs they learn in Sunday School during our worship services, and they also share a Christmas program with us each year.


Catechism

This program is for 5th through 12th graders and meets after Sunday morning worship.
The 5th through 8th graders study material which is Biblically-based and prepares them for the study of the Catechism (history of our Reformed faith and what we believe.)
The Catechism itself is studied in the 9th and 10th grades.
The 11th and 12th graders study life-relevant material.


GEMS

The GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting The Savior) program is for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. They meet every other Wednesday night. Each time together provides a praise and worship time, devotion time, craft, and working on merit badges. Throughout the year they also enjoy fun outings and service projects which allow them to share the love of the Savior to those around them.


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Cadets

Our Cadet program is for 4th through 8th grade boys and meets every Wednesday night. Each night at Cadets provides a devotion time, Bible lesson, and time spent working on merit badges. Throughout the year the Cadets also enjoy many fellowship building activities such as campouts, bowling, and pinewood derby car races. Service projects are also done to enable the boys to reach out to those around them.


SHINE

Our SHINE (Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere) group is for middle schoolers in 6th through 8th grade. They meet monthly for a time of discussion, fellowship, and fun! SHINE also has various outings throughout the year that have included a trip to Pando for tubing, gym nights, pool parties, and retreats.


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High School Youth Group

The High School Youth Group is for kids in 9th through 12th grade. Meetings take place on the second and fourth Sunday night of each month after our evening worship service. Each meeting consists of a praise and worship time, Biblically-based group discussions, and fellowship time. Throughout the year the Youth Group has many activites which allow them just to have fun together such as gym nights, Christmas parties, service projects, and fundraisers. They have also been able to show the love of Christ through mission trips to Zuni, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Mississippi.


Vacation Bible School

VBS is for children ages preschool through 4th grade. It is held each summer for one week in June. We participate with other area churches to provide an evening VBS, not only for our own children, but also to reach out to the children in our community. Each night at VBS is filled with singing, Bible stories, and crafts.