Adult classes are regularly offered from 9:30 - 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings, except during the summer months. Class themes differ each year and they focus on contemporary issues, the Sunday lessons and Bible study. We also have a Bible Study group meeting at 7 PM on Wednesday nights during the academic year. Children's Sunday School is for Kindergarten through 12th grades. We also have special seasonal education programs.
We offer many outreach ministries for members and for the community. We visit the sick and offer communion to them. We collect food twice a year and feed the homeless through the Campus for Human Development. Our parish is active at St. Luke’s Community House and in programs directed by the local Diocese or National Church.
Old members and newcomers enjoy fellowship and refreshments during our Coffee Hour in the parish hall following both Sunday services. We have luncheons at various times during the year as well as special events for the entire parish. Two favorite traditions at St. James are our Shrove Tuesday Dinners and an autumn hay ride and cookout.
St. James The Less offers opportunities for people who enjoy singing and worshiping through music. Our Adult Choir sings during the second service each Sunday. We have special music-led services on Good Friday and during Advent and Christmas. Our Children’s Choir presents special programs as well.
There are several opportunities to participate in our worship service ministries. Acolytes are people who serve as special assistants to the priest in charge of the service. An acolyte may serve as a crucifer, server or torchbearer. Members of our Altar Guild provide assistance in the preparation of the altar and credence table prior to the Holy Communion, as well as caring for the preparation of the linens that are used in conjunction with the Holy Communion. Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest with the elements of Eucharist and conduct the Prayers of the People. Our Lectors read the lessons during both Sunday services. Ushers act as our official greeters. They distribute the Sunday service programs, assist service attendees in locating seating, and they also assist with the offering and the communion of the congregation.