We welcome you to attend one of Trinity’s outdoor worship experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We so very much look forward to seeing you and we believe we have developed protocols for these experiences that maintain health and wellness as much as is possible at this time. Please read this thoroughly so you are aware of the guidelines and best practices we will have in place for attendance.
Welcome to Trinity Church
FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
Trinity bustles with families. From infants in the nursery through lanky fifth grade pre-teens, Trinity has Christian formation program to engage and ignite even the smallest Episcopalian or guest.
Our youngest Trinitarians begin in the nursery, where three certified, paid staff care for age’s birth through age 2. It is a comforting, cheerful setting where little ones experience love and safety, a must for supporting their continued spiritual growth.
Children’s Sunday School
9:30 on Sundays
Sunday School for children meets down the stairs from the entryway by the playground. We have three classes: Godly Play 1 (3-year-olds (fully potty trained) through Pre-K), Godly Play 2 (Kindergarten through 2nd grade), and Rite in the Middle (3rd-5th grades). Children’s Hour follows Godly Play from 10:30-11:30. It is for three-year-olds through 2nd grade. We have a quick snack in the Undercroft and our worship service in the Redwood Chapel. We join parents for the service after The Peace.
VBS "Holy Moses!"
Rescue, Freedom, and the Law
In-person VBS - June 26-29 9:00 a - 12:00 p
at Trinity Episcopal Church
Participating churches: Trinity and St. Mary's
This summer's theme is "Holy Moses! Rescue, Freedom, and the Law". We’ll look at key moments in the life of Moses: his dramatic rescue as a baby; the Exodus-leading the people of God through the water to freedom; and the gift of the Ten Best Ways to Live from Mt. Sinai.
Connections to this theme will be through music, movement, crafts, science, snacks, and yoga. Our fourth day is
a WATER PLAY DAY! Come join the fun and learning!
Cost per child-$40 with a discount for children of adult volunteers ($25 per child.}
Scholarships are always available if needed. Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
5:00p on Wednesdays in the choir room located on the 2nd floor
led by Sharon Boone and assisted by Beth Chestnut.
Ages 4-first grade meet from 5:00 until 5:30. Grades 2-6 meet from 5:30-6:00. Children learn to sing, read music, count time, and learn the importance of music and leadership in worship. Our program is based on the values of the Royal School of Church Music.
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GODLY PLAY CURRICULUM & RITE IN THE MIDDLE
GODLY PLAY 1- Three year olds through pre-kindergarten use the Godly Play curriculum to explore the stories of our faith through three-dimensional materials and creative response time. Through this curriculum, children become familiar with liturgy and a way to make meaning of religious language.
GODLY PLAY 2- Kindergarten through second grade: extends the depth and scope of the stories of our faith. A deeper understanding of the stories, symbols and rites of their faith continues their growth towards a more meaningful and appropriate participation in congregational worship.
RITE IN THE MIDDLE- Rite in the Middle- 3rd through 5th grades. This class continues with Godly Play, exploring more of the enrichment and extension lessons, as well as the core stories. Deeper theological reflections and connections are made with this age group. Response time encourages journaling, work with various art mediums, group projects and continued work with the stories themselves.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN
CHILDREN'S HOUR- Children’s Hour is our program offered after the Sunday School hour, for ages 3-2nd grade. We begin as soon as Sunday School ends at 10:30 am, with a light snack in our fellowship hall, followed by a brief service in the Redwood Chapel. In this service we use music, liturgy and story to begin shaping our sense of worship. Time permitting; we spend a few minutes on our beautiful playground!
FOUR FOR FAMILIES-Four times throughout the year families with young children (through elementary school) gather together for fun, fellowship and outreach. We usually meet seasonally with activities including cook outs by the river, Tourist baseball games, bowling, fall festivals and other family friendly activities. This gives families a chance to get to know one another better than is often possible on those hectic Sunday mornings! We offer nursery care for infants and crawlers for some of these activities.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- We participate with other area churches of various denominations in a four day summer VBS called “Market Place 29 A.D.” Market Place is a joyful experience that invites our young to journey as members of one of the 12 tribes of Israel through the lively setting of a Judean town market set in the time of Jesus’ ministry. Market Place is usually held during the last week of June and is open to 3 year olds through 5th grade.
CLUB 345- Our junior youth group is called “Club 345”, because it consists of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! We meet once a month, usually after the last church service to have fun, social activities together, do service projects and build a loving community. Our activities have included: snow tubing, hiking, roller skating, movies, hay rides, “fake sleepovers”, challenge courses for team building, canoeing and working at Manna Food Bank. We have so much fun together and it is a great way for students to get primed and ready for EYC.