The YOUNG PEOPLE and CHILDREN’S DIVISION (Y.P.D.) is a youth organization, established October 1915, under the auspices of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The purpose of the YPD is to interest Youth in discovering opportunities for witnessing in today’s world, and put their Christian convictions into action in all of their daily relationships. St. James values young peoples' contribution, energy, and enthusiasm. We also offer fun activities and trips. Children are a blessing from God and we treat them as such.