We as Trinity Episcopal Church Family Ministries aspire to build relationships in order to create a faith community that is welcoming and engaging to the Trinity Family at all stages of life.
Trinity welcomes all children and youth to participate in Trinity's Sunday School program. Nursery care is available during 10:00 am Sunday Services and select church events. (Parents receive a pager in case the Nursery Care Supervisor needs to contact them during the service.) Our Sunday School format follows the Discovering God/Eye on God Curriculum.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and thy recognized him.
When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. As we break bread, our eyes are opened to the presence of Christ. By the power of Holy Spirit, we are made one body, the body of Christ sent forth to live the Way of Love.
- What communal worship pratices move you to encounter God and knit you into the body of Christ?
- How will (or do) you commit to regularly worship?
The earliest followers of Jesus were known as people of the Way. Using language which harkens back to this ancient identity, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited all Episcopalians to reflect on what it means to walk the Way of Love made known by Jesus. This approach invites us to focus on what practices make up a healthy life of faith. They suggest 7: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest.
This year, our formation classes will be using this framework as a point of departure. Each month our classes will focus on one of the practices. As a way of walking with them, the bulletin will include information for the rest of the parish on which practices they are thinking about.
Our Christmas Pageant will be during the 10:00 am service on 12/23. Get your cameras ready and invite the grandparents! We invite kids in grades 2-12 to join our youth choir for this year’s Christmas Pageant. The youth choir will meet after church on 11/11, 11/18, 12/9 & 12/16 to prepare a song for the Christmas pageant. Participants should be able to read, as the song will have more words than our typical offerings. We will try out some harmonies as well!
Sunday School begins with Music/Art/Games. Children's Formation starts with 20 to 30 minutes of singing and games. A portion of this time will be used to practice music that will be shared as a musical offering on occasion. Around 10:00 am, children will then transition into their respective Sunday School Rooms.
Children are ALWAYS welcome in church and we appreciate and respect that some families prefer to worship together for the full service, while others opt to participate in our Sunday school program
Sunday School Classes:
Children will divide into classes based roughly on their ages (we will work with you to make sure your child is in an appropriate classroom). We have three classes:
- 0-3 years: Our infants and toddlers meet in the nursery for songs and a short story using a Godly Play curriculum.
- 4 years - 1st grade: We use Godly Play for our pre-school / young elementary kids as well. In this class, children experience a new bible story and then choose from different activities to better understand the week's lesson and explore God.
- 2nd – 5th grade: the older elementary kids participate in a Building In Christ Lego program where they interpret the bible through Legos.
- Youth who are in 6th grade and up are encouraged to participate in the whole worship service or to assist in Sunday school classrooms.
The first Sunday of each month, we have our "all ages service". In these weeks, children continue to meet at 9:30 for music / art & games, and then head upstairs to participate in the full service instead of attending a formal Sunday School class.
We ask that all families register for Sunday school each year. You can download more information about our program along with our simple registration form here.