Trinity takes our commitment to children and families and our youth seriously, and we offer a number of programs to nurture faith development for parents and children as well as offerings that are designed to meet the special needs of teenagers.
These programs include our Godly Play program for children ages 4 through third grade. This program is based on Montessori principles, and seeks to engage children with key stories of the Bible in a way that honors the child's own relationship with God, imagination and creativity. The program is intended to meet children where they are and encourage wondering questions and exploration rather than simply providing ready-made answers.
Faith Full Families
On the last Sunday of the month (September - May) we offer a children's liturgy at 5:05 pm followed by our Faith Full Families program which includes a potluck dinner and a family activity.
Children in fourth, fifth and sixth grade are part of our Godly Explorers program, The Godly Explorers' class uses a fun, interactive curriculum developed by the Episcopal Church and based on the weekly lectionary choices. By following the lectionary, Explorers are hearding hte same lessons as their parents and working with them in age-appropriate ways, which may prompt conversations after church in the family.
Trinity offers a thriving youth program for young people in seventh through twelfth grade. Youth group meets most Sundays. Generally the group meets in the youth room from 6:00 pm to 8:00. One Sunday a month the group meets from 10:00 - 12:00 to allow time to worship in church and stay afterward for reflection and time together. Our youth programming offers a balanace of faith, fun, fellowship, and food. Dinner is served at evening youth group meetings and breakfast foods are served at Sunday morning youth group meetings.
Each summer our youth carry out mission work together. Recent mission trips have been to New Orleans, South Carolina, Alaska, and the summer of 2015 to Missouri. In preparation for these trips, youth raise funds to support their costs and learn about the area they will be visiting and the people they will meet. Mission trips are especially formative in young people's understanding of our part in a larger community of faith. Our youth coe toegterh as a team on mission trips and have a great time doing it.