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Children's Formation: 

This past Sunday - Our Kindergarten-2nd Graders followed the Ark into Jerusalem and built the Temple. Our 3rd-5th Graders wrestled with Abraham and his challenging story. After worship we hosted the local Muslim author and activist Hosai Mojaddidi (and her son). She led our children through the 5 pillars of Islam and helped them understand what it is like to practice her faith as a Muslim.
This coming Sunday - Our Kindergarten-2nd Graders will contemplate the story of the Israelite’s Exile & Return. Our 3rd-5th Graders will turn their lens from Abraham to Sarah and listen to her story. We will have nursery care for our littlest ones.



Casting Call for Children's Christmas Pageant! It is that time of year again, time to prepare for our annual Christmas Pageant. There are opportunities for all children - speaking parts and non-speaking parts - as well as youth and parents in supporting roles. Sign up now!

**Special Note: Our first rehearsal is Dec. 3rd. Which is also when St. Nick comes to visit and we have our annual Advent Festival and Wreath-making. There’s a lot happening that day, but there will be delicious, robust lunch and festive cheer for the soul.** 



Fall 2017:

December 3 - St. Nicholas Visits / Advent Festival & Advent Wreath Making AND Christmas Pageant Rehearsal


December 10 & 17 - Christmas Pageant Rehearsals

After the 10 a.m. service, the children who are participating in the Christmas pageant will rehearse until 12:30 p.m.


December 24 - Christmas Pageant

The children's Christmas Pageant will be at 3:00 p.m. with a call time of 2:00 p.m. for a dress rehearsal. Stay for Jesus’ Birthday Cake after!



January 21 - Family Skate Social
Join us for our annual family gathering at Winter Lodge, Palo Alto, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

February 11 - GAIA Sunday
More information about this program will be available soon!

February 13 - Shrove Tuesday Pankcake Supper & Children's Ash Tuesday Service

Every year on Mardi Gras - the day before Ash Wednesday - the Trinity community gathers for an evening of pancakes and fun in Trinity Hall. Join us at 6 p.m. for dinner, pancake races, and more! We will be concluding the supper with a children's Ash Tuesday service with the imposition of ashes and a shorter service geared toward our children.

March 4 - Scouting Sunday

This Sunday, we honor our Girl and Boy Scouts in the 10 a.m. service. Scouts will wear their uniforms, serve as ushers and be blessed during annoucements.

March 4 & 11 - Lenten Sunday Formation Session
More information about this program will be avaliable soon! There will be a children's offering that coincides with the adults. This will take place after a community lunch and will end around 12:45 p.m.

March 25 - Palm Sunday
All children begin their worship with the congregation outside in the courtyard at 10 a.m. and then are lead to Angus Hall for a special Passion reenactment led by the Youth Group. Children will be brought back into the church at communion and rejoin their families.

April 1 - Easter Sunday
Children are invited to join our community in church during our Easter morning services. During the 10:30 a.m. service, the children will "resurrect the alleluia" and flower the cross. Also, the 10:30 a.m. service is followed by an Easter egg hunt for children in the courtyard. Please bring your children's Easter baskets for the hunt. Childcare will be available during the 10:30 a.m. service.

April 22 - Explorers Serve in Church

Our Explorers will be participating in a variety of ways in the 10 a.m. service. They will serve as oblaters, readers, crucifiers, ushers and more!

June 10 - Last Day of Sunday Children's Programming

August 10-12 - Parish Camping Trip - Big Sur