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last updated April 19, 2018

Children's Formation: 

This past Sunday, April 15 - Our Godly Play children discovered Jesus in the Synagogue and the Upper Room and our little ones played hard in the nursery.
This coming Sunday, April 22 - Our Preschool-2nd graders will try to find Jesus even in his absence. Our lesson will draw from Mark 16:1-7, Matthew 28:1-8, Luke 24:1-11, John 20:1-10. Our 3rd-5th graders have the opportunity to serve in worship as ushers, readers, or acolytes. We’ll have childcare for our youngest Trinitarians in the nursery.
**If 3rd-5th graders want to read or acolyte they should contact Aaron before Sunday and plan to arrive by 9:30 AM Sunday morning. If they want to usher or bring the bread and wine forward we will sort that out just before the service begins.**




Child & Parent Mindfulness for Everyday Life
Parenting Workshop for Parents and Youth (age 11-15)

Trinity is extremely fortunate to have physician and mindfulness expert, Dr. Amy Saltzman, coming to lead a parent-child class for youth ages 11-15 and their parents.  Both a trained MD and a practitioner of holistic medicine, she is a mother and author of A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions.  Dr. Saltzman’s research, some of which was conducted at Stanford, has convinced her that there are concrete steps parents and children can take to help children navigate these formational years between childhood and adulthood with calm and resilience. Please join other community parents and youth for this fun and transformative exploration of mindfulness and adolescence. Registration Closes April 24th, contact Aaron for more information. 
*** The class has begun, but you can still join us if you register by April 24th and attend from that point forward ***

Tuesday evenings 7:00 - 8:00 PM
8 sessions, April 17 - June 5
If schedule conflicts prevent both parent and child from attending together, a parent may attend on their own.

Parents and youth, ages 11-15 (but we're flexible, a little younger or older is OK)

Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave. Menlo Park, California 94025
We'll meet in the Trinity Hall Library and Youth Room


$80 ($10/class)
Scholarships available (just let
Aaron know)
If you can’t attend all the classes just pay for what you attend

Donate here (just select “Mindfulness Class” from the drop down option)


Presenter Profile:

Amy Saltzman M.D. is a holistic physician, long-time athlete, mindfulness coach, scientist, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, and occasional poet. She competed as a varsity gymnast at Stanford, and then as a road cyclist. She currently enjoys cycling, yoga, snowboarding, and running. She is the co-founder and director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education, and recognized by her peers as a visionary and pioneer in the field of mindfulness for youth. Dr. Saltzman has written two books A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions , and A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions. Her chapter Mindfulness and Sports in Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens offers a glimpse into the practices she shares in her soon to be released book titled Still Quiet Place for Athletes: Transformational and Mindfulness Skills for Fining Flow in Sports and in Life. Dr. Saltzman provides holistic medical care and individual mindfulness instruction to children, teens, and adults. She also offers in person and online, presentations and courses for children, teens, athletes, coaches, parents, educators, and health care professionals. She looks forward to sharing the skills of mindfulness with you, and supporting you in finding flow. 

Summer Camp - As you are making your summer plans be sure to check out the amazing camps the Episcopal Church has to offer. Aaron will be leading a week of Family Camp at Tahoe with Galilee Episcopal Camp (July 1-7). Patrick will be leading a week of BREAD camp at Bishop’s Ranch for middle schoolers (July 22-28). Plus there are lots of other great opportunities at St. Dorothy’s! 

To see the full calendar for 2017-2018 Children and Family Ministries click here.