Welcome to the FORT
Where we learn to Follow * Obey * Rely *Trust in God

FORT: (verb): gather in for protection or defense

The LORD is my strength and my defense. He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2


HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Click the box below for the most current newsletter in THE FORT NEWS! 



UPDATE:  All Wednesday Night teacher's positions have been filled.  What a blessing!!  Thank you Stephanie Smith & Kristin Long for jumping on board with us!  I'm so excited!

3-4 year Olds Kristin Long
Prek-K Stephanie Smith
1st-2nd Julia Jones
3rd - 4th Amy Wilcoxson
Bible Story Brandi Oliver



Welcome to St. James UMC and the Children's Page!  I am so glad you are here!  My name is Brandi Oliver, the kids call me Mrs. Brandi and I am the Children's Director at St. James.  Julia Thaxton, Mrs. Julia, is our Children's Ministry Assistant.  Please, feel free to check out our Newsletter above and if you have any questions about what we have going on in the Children's Department at St. James, don't hesitate to let us know!  256-764-1692

CHILDREN'S CHURCH: All children attend the 10:30 morning service with their family. Children age 3 through 2nd grade will be dismissed during the service to attend their own Children’s Church.  

EVENINGS: Each Sunday evening at 6:00 and Wednesday evening at 6:30, we offer other fun, hands-on lessons.

EVENTS: During the year, we have many special events such as Vacation Bible School, WOW Wednesdays, Mom’s Night Out, Fall Festival, Live Nativity, Christmas Parade and more!

MISSIONS: Our SON-Catcher Ministry gives the children an opportunity to paint, decorate and pray over sun catchers which are then sent as gifts to those who may be grieving a loss, celebrating an achievement, or simply in need of encouragement.  

SAFETY: All leaders and volunteers in the FORT must participate in Safe Sanctuary training and complete a national, criminal background check.

Our vision is that every child will build a personal relationship with our Savior and learn Biblical tools to defend their Faith. Our purpose is to create a safe, fun and loving environment for all children (ages 3 years to grade 4) that enables them to know Christ, understand His Word, grow in their spiritual walk, and share the love of Christ with others.