Christian Education

The following Christian Education Activities are offered year-round and include classes appropriate for all age groups. Those interested in participating in the Fall 2017 Christian Formation classes, please scroll down to the online interest form!

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Ages Under 4 — Nursery available during 10 a.m. Service on Sundays.

Ages 4 & older — Children’s Chapel is available during the 10 a.m. Service on Sundays (Children Rejoin Parents at Offertory)

Ages 4 – 18 — Sunday School 9 am – 9:45 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School – We offer two classes, one for K-2nd grade and another for 3rd-5th grade, using the Godly Play curriculum. The program follows a Montessori-based story-wondering-response model, followed by a prayer and feast that connects children to the Episcopal worship tradition.

Children’s Chapel –  Children’s Chapel is provided for children four years of age and older. Children’s Chapel, located near the nursery, includes age-appropriate songs, prayers and lessons. These children are escorted back to the worship area in time to share Holy Communion with their parents and the rest of the adult congregation.

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Youth Group: Wednesdays, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. (During the school year)

Sunday School: 9 a.m. (During the school year)

The youth program, draws middle and high-schoolers on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings for fun, fellowship and spiritual development. Each year, they organize a Cardboard Village event to spend the night experiencing homelessness, and a Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper. Recent fun activities have included mission trip, canoeing, movies, bonfires and a Super Bowl party.

Adult

Adult Education Groups meet 9 & 11:15 am on Sundays and 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. Nursery care is 2015-02-08-12.32.19_webprovided on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. for children under elementary school age. Below is a list of typical offerings. You may also reference our calendar or contact the parish office.

Sunday Mornings 9 a.m. Lent Programs/Class

  • Haiti: A Lenten Forum Series Please join us as we explore topics surrounding the Church in Haiti. During this series, Reverend Meghan Holland will be joined by several other speakers to talk about her most recent trip to Haiti with La Gonave Partnerships and First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville. Other topics in this forum series will include discussions about the Diocese of Haiti, the impact of the 2010 earthquake and Episcopal Relief and Development efforts in the area, the work of La Gonave Haiti Partners, and reflections from members of the parish. This forum series is meant to deepen our connection to our neighbors, with whom we share a history. Not only our neighbors nearby (First Presbyterian) but also our neighbors far away, (St. James Parish, Bois Brule.) Journey along with us for this casual and multi-faceted forum series that will take place during Lent. (Main Level, Dorothy Conroy Parish Hall)
  • Children’s Sunday SchoolKindergarten through 5th grades. Follows the Godly Play curriculum-a Montessori-based story-wondering-response model, followed by prayer and feast that connects the children to the Episcopal worship tradition.
  • Youth Sunday School: Using a variety of resources, Middle and High schoolers explore the lectionary scripture of the day and apply it to their own lives.
  • Old Testament Class will not meet during Lent. This pause is to allow class members the chance to attend the Lenten Forum being offered by Rev. Holland. Old Testament Class will resume meeting the first Sunday after Easter, April 8.
  • The Wired Word: While The Wired Word is not “officially” meeting as a class, many enjoyed the topics and conversation. We will still be leaving the print out of topics in the library for any who wish to read/discuss.(Main Level, Library)

Sunday Mornings 11:15 a.m. 

  • Book of Common Prayer and Me: Dr. Richard Gildrie continues his in-depth exploration of the Book of Common Prayer.

Wednesday Nights – Lent Programs/Classes

5:45 p.m.  The Gathering: Greet your friends and neighbors in the name of the Lord! Come, get settled for a filling (physically and spiritually) evening!

6 p.m. Dinner – a catered supper is provided by members Jim Vickers and Brian Schafer. This food is NOT TO BE MISSED! A suggested donation of $5/person or $10/family however no one will be turned away!

6:45 p.m.:

  • Book study Led by Dr. Richard Gildrie, “The Big Truck That Went By” by Jonathan M. Katz.  Keeping with the Haiti lenten theme, we will be discussing this book about how the world came to save Haiti and left behind a disaster. You may purchase this book through Amazon or other book stores. (Library, First Floor/Main Level 6:45 pm) 
  • Adult Class: A Lenten Forum Series Please join us to explore topics surrounding the Church in Haiti. During this series, Rev. Meghan Holland will be joined by several other speakers to talk about her most recent trip there with La Gonave Partnerships and First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville. Other topics in this forum series will include discussions about the Diocese of Haiti, the impact of the 2010 earthquake and Episcopal Relief and Development efforts in the area, the work of La Gonave Haiti Partners, and reflections from members of the parish. This forum series is meant to deepen our connection to our neighbors, with whom we share a history. Not only our neighbors nearby (First Presbyterian) but also our neighbors far away, (St. James Parish, Bois Brule.) Please join us for this casual and multi-faceted forum series that will take place during Lent. 
  • HeART of TrinityThis class if for elementary age kids (Kindergarten through fifth grades). During the Lenten season students will learn about Haiti as they “rebuild” their own Haitian Church. Adult class leaders needed, email bethany@trinityparish.com if interested or to learn more. (Room next to nursery/lower level). 
  • Youth Group Middle and High Schoolers exploring spirituality and community through fun and fellowship. (Youth Group room/lower level).

7:45 p.m. – Compline: Wrap up the evening by reuniting as a family for Compline, the Episcopal version of “bedtime prayers.”

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Annual programs

  • Vacation Bible School: Community-wide themed week of education and fun organized and staffed by volunteers.
  • Inquirers: Confirmation class held in the spring, both in preparation for confirmation or baptism and as a refresher course for anyone interested.

 

 

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