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. The 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.
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, which is currently being redesigned. We have recognized that at this age, children usually find Godly Play less helpful, and so we are designing a program that will meet their specific needs. They also begin each Sunday in church with their parents, and then move to their class after the Children's Ritual.
Trinity offers a growing youth program for young people in seventh grade through high school. Currently, the group meets two Sundays a month with Middle and High School together, and two Sundays a month with the groups separated but sharing dinner together. On "one group" Sundays, they meet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on "separate Sundays" the Middle School group meets from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (with dinner at 6:30) and the High School Group meets from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Meetings include both fellowship and formation.