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213 N. Lanford Road
Spartanburg SC 29301

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The Youth Ministry of St. James provides an atmosphere that is conducive for teenagers to grow in their relationship with God and with other teens during this phase of their faith journey.

For more information, contact Rev. Martha Timmons.

Our youth are doing a lent study right now called "Fathom: The Passion, the Death, and the Resurrection of Jesus" which allows us to put ourselves in the story of the disciples and Jesus. This study helps us relate to the characters of scripture to help the students find themselves in the stories of the Bible. The four week study includes lessons on deep cleaning, presence, betrayal, and loneliness.

Our youth retreat will be at Lake Junaluska and the theme this year is "God's Masterpiece." The theme verse is Ephesians 2:10  “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

Our youth meet for Bible study on Wednesday evenings rather than on Sunday morning. 

Spring 2018 Youth Schedule (download a printable version)

UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) meets Sundays at 5:45 pm
Youth Bible Study meets Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

Special events:

  • June 16-23 Union Salkehatchie Camp
  • July 14-21 Black Swamp Salkehatchie Camp
  • July 25-28  Immerse at Asbury Hills 
  • July 29   Soup Kitchen 
  • July 29-August 2  VBS  




Middle schoolers and high schoolers gather regularly on Sunday evenings to connect with other students, have fun, worship together, and learn about Jesus in real and relevant ways. Check the Calendar to see when UMYF meets next.


Confirmation classes help teens and tweens begin to understand what it means to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus and prepare them to make their first public profession of faith. Email Martha or Pastor Wayne to learn when the next Confirmation sessions will begin.


At various times throughout the year, the St. James Youth have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun and exciting activities, such as day trips, retreats, and district events. Highlights include conference-wide events at Lake Junaluska, including Revolution and Immerse. Check the Calendar to see upcoming Youth events.


Mission/Service Opportunities
High-school students look forward to summer mission trips to Salkehatchie, where they repair the homes of needy families and reach out to these families and one another in friendship. In addition, the youth participate in local service projects throughout the year, including volunteering at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen each 5th Sunday of the month. We hope you'll join us!