Welcome to the Trinity Youth Page
The full Youth Ministries calendar for 2017-2018 can be found here.
Trinity offers a thriving youth program for young people in sixth through twelfth grade. Youth group meets most Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and is led by an adult youth minister. Our youth program offers a balance of faith, fun, fellowship, and food. Dinner is served at evening youth group meetings.
In addition to Sunday night youth group, every other Sunday there is a morning offering for middle school age youth. There are also various opportunities to serve in worship, youth enjoy special trips and activities away from Trinity campus with other local Episcopal youth groups for activities throughout the year.
Sunday Morning for Youth
Every other Sunday, Middle School age youth are invited to join Patrick, our Associate for Youth Ministries for fun, fellowship, service, and discussion. On off-Sundays, they are invited to be with Patrick or their families during worship. High School age youth are always invited to fully participate in worship.
Sunday Evening Youth Group
Youth Group meets most Sunday nights from 6-8 p.m. for food, fun, fellowship, and faith. We share a meal, play some games, get to know one another, share spiritual reflection, and close with quiet and prayer.
Field Trips and Diocesan Youth Events
Trinity youth are part of a larger network of Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of California. We join with other youth groups throughout the year for fun and faith formation everywhere from Disneyland to Diocesan youth camps, to communities inviting service projects.
Youth are encouraged to train for and take roles during worship as acolytes. Confirmed youth are invited to read scripture during the liturgy of the word at the 10:00 service.
Each summer our youth carry out mission work together. Recent mission trips have been to New Orleans, South Carolina, Alaska, and Ferguson/St. Louis, and Los Angeles. 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 come together as a team on mission trips and have a great time doing it.
Mission Trip 2017
From June 17th-June 24th, 11 members of the Trinity Youth Group traveled to Washington D.C. In our Nation's Capitol, we served a variety of communities by preparing and serving meals at soup kitchens, sorting and repacking food goods at a food bank, assisting with programs at a senior citizens facility, and organizing clothing at a thrift store. In addition to our service, we spent a great deal of our time contemplating on what it means to be a citizen of the United States as well as what it might look like when our faith lives and our civic lives intertwine. We met preist who fought for social justice and a united states representative. We saw congress in session and visited the African-American museum. And so much more including boat and bus tours of the city, visiting the Lincoln Monument up-close, and a scavenger hunt around the National Mall and in the Smithsonian museums. See photos on Trinity Church's Facebook page. Read about it here.
Link to weekly events at our church-wide calendar.
Contact Patrick Kangrga, our Associate for Youth Ministries, for more information.
Mission Trip 2016
Following our social justice mission trip to Ferguson, MO and the St. Louis Area last year, Trinity youth explored urban social justice issues closer to home during the summer of 2016. We spent a week in Los Angeles working on food justice concerns such as how to grow healthy food in blighted areas and how to distribute it equitably. Our youth gardened, harvested, cooked, and served for a week and came away enlightened about food issues that matter and about the many great things the Epsicopal Church is doing to respond to food needs.
Mission Trip 2015
Trinity youth went on an avant guard social justice mission trip to Ferguson, MO and the St. Louis Area. Read about our adventures on the Trinity blog here. Check out photos from the trip on our Facebook page here.
St. Dorothy's Rest (ages 8 to 15 over various weeks).
The Bishop's Ranch (camps for kids, youth and families over the course of the summer).