WELCOME! We are so glad that you are joining us for worship at Trinity! We believe that God put the wiggle in children so don’t feel like you have to suppress it in God’s house.
May we suggest:
Sit towards the front where it is easier for children to see and hear.
Sing the songs, pray, and say the responses. Children learn worship behavior by copying you!
If you need to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back!
The Pray-Ground – The space in front of the Sanctuary is intended especially for families with infants and toddlers, recognizing that small kids are often more engaged when they can see what is going on. Small tables and chairs, soft toys and artistic tools are provided to help keep our littlest ones occupied.
Busy Bags – Located at the front of Narthex are bags for children from preschool through 5th grade. These bags contain crayons, activity sheets and physical objects for the children to use within worship. Children’s Bibles and Bible story coloring sheets are also available near the Busy Bags. Please encourage your child to place one of their artistic masterpieces in the offering plate!
The Nursery – If your little one simply needs a break, our nursery is staffed from 9:00 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m. for children from birth to 4 years of age.
The First Sunday Of Every Month Is A Special Sunday! The congregation worships together at 9:30 a.m. After the service, while the adults enjoy a special speaker, kids have the opportunity for fellowship and fun.
Support for our children and families begins when children are born. We believe that children are not merely the future of the church but active participants in the church body at every age. We also provide Busy Bags in the Narthex which contain objects which can be used to help facilitate their worship experience.
A Staffed nursery for children up to 4 years old is available on Sunday mornings when we worship together.
P-K Through 5th Grade – Children, pre-K through 5th grade enjoy Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall. In Sunday School, the students will enjoy time to explore a Bible story through crafts, games, or skits.
Sunday School runs from September through June.
Junior High – 6th through 8th grade students are encouraged to attend weekly Confirmation meetings. Following these years of Confirmation instruction (Old Testament, New Testament and Lutheran Living) students will be invited to confirm their faith.
Junior High runs From August through June.
Senior High – 9th through 12th grade students attend Senior High Youth Group weekly. They engage in discussions revolving around the Bible, their everyday lives and the future of the Christian faith.
Senior High runs from August through June.
Both the Junior and Senior High are encouraged to actively participate in the worship services on Sunday mornings. The students can choose to serve as greeters, lectors (readers), Communion assistants, Children’s Message readers and more!
GardenSong Day Camp is a Vacation Bible School which we usually run in person for a week during the summer, but this year we held it virtually, by mailing craft kits and items that supported the telling of a Bible story or theme and accompanied those with customized videos for the kids. We had over 60 participants this summer!
The Junior and Senior High youth groups seek to develop the next generation of disciples through Bible study, fellowship and community service. We learn about Jesus through interacting with others and our own personal study.
We are an open and welcoming community for youth of all backgrounds to learn more about what it means to serve Christ every day. We are a safe environment where all questions are highly encouraged and everyone is welcome. To that end, we strive to combat bullying and discrimination wherever it is found.
We believe that God is still propelling and filling young people, calling them to sing of a new way to be human, beyond Abercrombie and beyond the same old same old. In Jesus, God has broken into the brokenness of the world and called us to a new way of wholeness, justice, and peace. In the real lives of young people — young people who have been called into life with Jesus — this new way is shouted out and acted out, for the church and for the whole world.
We gather weekly for conversation, community and food, and our meetings are both vibrant and relaxed. We ask good questions and hear great answers. We get serious now and again about life and how we live it. We laugh like crazy and see some good movies. We’ll role play a little, and talk about real life. We play together and do our best to practice patience, love and humility with one another. All middle and high school kids are welcome.
Confirmation (Junior High) meets on Monday evenings at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the youth room.
Senior High meets on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the youth room.
The groups eat dinner and play games together from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. every Monday night.
The Junior and Senior High will resume meeting in September!
Little Angels Preschool is a loving, nurturing, and safe environment where we seek to educate the whole child. The preschool provides age appropriate experiences for the two, three, four, and early five-year-olds in preparation for kindergarten. The social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical and language domains are enhanced through hands-on experience in play.
The spiritual domain is enhanced as the children are introduced to the loving goodness of God, and to the love of Jesus through song, books, simple prayer, positive social interaction and monthly Bible time for the two younger classes and monthly Chapel for the Pre-K class.
Teachers, in their role of caring for children, model and teach appropriate behavior. Children need to know what we expect from them before they follow our directions. We therefore expect teachers to use constructive and preventive methods of discipline and to maintain an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and order. This atmosphere is one in which children respect themselves, their peers and their teachers.