Christian Education

UPDATE: March 12, 2o2o

All NON-SACRAMENTAL church activities are SUSPENDED within the Trinity Episcopal Parish building. This includes but not limited to: Christian Formation (for all ages), small group meetings (such as EfM and Vestry), coffee hour, Tuesday morning services, Wednesday night dinners & classes, and all nursery care.

For more information, read A Letter from the Rector.

https://mailchi.mp/trinityparish/letterfromtherector

Sunday School/Classes

Children/Youth

Nursery
Sundays 9 am – Noon/Wednesday Evenings 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Infants to Under 4 : The Nursery available during 9 am & 11:15 am Sunday School classes, 10 a.m. Service on Sundays, and Wednesday evening classes.

Children’s Sunday School
9 am – 9:45 am

Godly Play 1: An introductory experience for Pre-schoolers and Lower Elementary Schoolers.  The Godly Play approach helps children explore their faith through stories from Scripture and our liturgical tradition. The program follows a Montessori based story-wondering-response model, followed by prayers and a feast that connect children to the Episcopal worship tradition. (Lower level, Godly Play room 1)

Godly Play 2: The spiral curriculum deepens in this Godly Play class for upper elementary schoolers. Children are exposed to more and more stories from scripture and tradition. They are also invited into deeper methods of theological reflection. This class is the perfect foundation for Christian life and is a wonderful place to bring life’s burning questions. (Lower level, Godly Play room 2)

Children’s Chapel
Offered during the 10 am Sunday Service

Children’s Chapel is provided for children three (potty trained) through elementary school. 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.

Youth  (Middle School – High School Students)

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.

Adults

Adult Education Groups meet 9 am & 11:15 am on Sundays and 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. Nursery care is provided on Sunday mornings 9 am to noon as well as Wednesday evenings from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.  Below is a list of typical offerings. You may also reference our calendar or contact the parish office.

Sunday Mornings at Trinity

Sunday morning classes resume September 8, 2019. Below are the currently scheduled classes.

9 a.m. 

  • Adult Bible Study (Upper Level, Vestry Room) Brian Schafer will guide us through the Book of Job.
  • Starting Sunday, March 1:Introducing Trinity 101! Please join us for this a la carte class about what “powers” Trinity Episcopal Parish. Whether you are a newcomer, new-ish, old-ish, or you were practically born in the pews of Trinity, you’ll find something of interest. I want to personally encourage folks to find and attend at least one of these 101 classes. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the Library. – Mo. MegMarch 1: Introduction to Christianity (Yeah! It’s good to have a refresher!)
    March 8: Introduction to the Episcopal Church
    March 15: Value-Based Budgeting: Managing your personal finances as a steward of God’s resources
    March 22: “A Joyful Noise!”: Music and Liturgical Ministries
    March 29: Spiritual Gifts Inventory
    April 5: Spiritual Practices
    April 12: Easter Sunday – OFF

Sunday Mornings 11:15 a.m (following the 10 am service)

  • Bible Study: Dr. Richard Gildrie will lead us through the Gospel of John.
  • Daughters of the King (Upper Level, Vestry Room)

Wednesday Evenings at Trinity

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 $7/person or $14 max/family however no one will be turned away!

6:45 p.m.

Children/Youth:

  • Nursery: Infants-Kindergarten – A small, age appropriate craft of project will be offered.
  • Youth Group– Middle schoolers and High Schoolers exploring spirituality and community through fun and fellowship. Youth Minister, Ian Tayler, mentors the youth group on Wednesday nights, as well as planning some great activities throughout the year!

 Adults:

  • Book Study  (Main Level, Library)led by Dr. Mark Hunter
  • Lent Madness (Upper Level, Vestry Room) Lent Madness is a fun, engaging way to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints. Learn more at lentmadness.org.
  • Adult Choir

7:45 p.m. – Compline: ALL AGES. Wrap up the evening by reuniting as a family for Compline, the Episcopal version of “bedtime prayers.” This brief, monastic-style service will leave you feeling completely at peace and ready to face the rest of the week with Christ at your side. Not to be missed.


EfM (Education for Ministry)

This is an exciting program and will surely enhance your knowledge of scripture and your ability to articulate your Christian belief, as well as provide a theological methodology.

Please see Mother Meghan or Mark Hunter with questions and further details.


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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