Children and FAMILY ministry

PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES AS WE FOLLOW JESUS


SUNDAY MORNING OPPORTUNITIES
10:00 a.m. Worship Hour


Children’s Ministry class offerings reflect a child’s growth in understanding and maturity in their walk with Jesus. 

We take our inspiration for our progression of classes from John 15:5.  

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me,
and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”



SUMMER SCHEDULE

Nursery, Seeds and Sprouts/Vine combination class will be offered during worship in July and August.

Phish Phood will not meet June, July and August. Please see class age designations below.



SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

  • Nursery - birth through 2.5 years - Where our children and new parents learn they are loved by God and this church; where he has provided rich soil in which to grow
  • Seeds - Preschool - Where seeds of faith are planted through a of monthly Bible stories with lots of fun options for teachers to choose from
  • Sprouts – Kindergarten and 1st grade - Where faith begins to grow and mature as children begin in worship with the faith community and then come down to enjoy Bible stories with active learning opportunities
  • Vine – 2nd through 4th grades (children begin in worship) Where a child becomes more connected to the Vine (John 15:5) and starts to apply faith to real life situations
  • Phish Phood – 5th through 8th grades (children begin in worship) Where kids grapple with questions and learn how the fruits of their faith can feed their daily life

Picking up Children after Worship

Parents, we would love to have you join us for fellowship after worship! For safety reasons, children

must be picked up from their classrooms. Please pick your birth-4th grade children up and

join your church family in Fellowship Hall or the Patio. 


Family Worship - Last Sunday of Each Month

Children kindergarten and up remain in worship with their parents instead of being excused to their own program. Engaging music, a children's message, thematic worship packets and activity stations are available to engage them in the message and scripture for the day.


Other Sunday Morning Opportunities
  • Welcome Ministry is an opportunity to be the first face of Trinity. Families show up at 9:45 to greet folks as they arrive and pass out the order of worship. Contact Pastor Kurt for more information at kheineman@trinity-pres.org
  • Acolyte (candle lighting) Ministry involves children ages 3rd-8th grade as special participants in the morning worship. After arriving at 9:50, the acolytes process down the center aisle to light the candles at the front of the sanctuary, then extinguish them at the end. Contact Carol Raisner at carolraisner@yahoo.com for more information.


Worshiping with Children and Youth


We value our children and believe that it is important to integrate all ages into worship and the life of our faith community. View our “Worshiping with Children and Youth” brochure to see suggestions for parents and congregation on helping our children learn how to worship. 


FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES

Parent Connection - Monthly, 2nd Sundays @ 5-6:30

This group is an opportunity for families to meet monthly for a meal, relationship building and facilitated discussion around spiritual parenting topics. Free childcare is provided through 4th grade. 

We will be meeting on the following Sundays in 2017.

September 10

October 8

November 12


Family Fun Dates

These events are opportunities to connect with other children and families. The activities range from socials, service projects, meals and game time to off-site activities like picnics.  They are usually on the last Sunday of the month after family worship. Keep on the lookout for details throughout the year. Everyone is welcome! 


Summer Family Choir

Summer Choir meets during July and August on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Children and Adults of all ages are invited to show up and learn a simple and but fun song for that morning’s worship service. No experience is necessary! Contact Kristan for the schedule. kverv@trinity-pres.org


Communion Class - Annual (Spring)

Children and the parents learn about the meaning and significance of the sacrament of communion. Learning stations are "hands-on" and multi-sensory. This class is designed to equip parents to make the decision as to the appropriate time for their child to participate. 


Worship Class - Annual (Fall)

New in 2017, this learning experience will engage children and their parents in hands-on activities centered around the elements of Sunday worship. The purpose is to increase understanding for what happens on Sunday morning so all may participate more fully when all God's people gather as one.


Bible Explorers - Biannual

This class is for families with children in 3rd-6th grade. All ages meet together for 5 weeks to:

  • Learn the history and structure of the Bible
  • Learn to navigate through the Book of Books
  • Refresh understanding and skill at using the Bible
  • Explore ways to be in conversation with the Bible as a family

For MorE Info

Dear Parents and Families,


Our Children's Ministry Team at Trinity is excited to get to know you and desires to connect you to our Community of Faith. It is through the Body of Christ that we come to know God's Love and come to understand what it means to Follow Jesus. Together we discover our gifts and are equipped to nurture faith in our families and share our story with others.


If you'd like to know more about Children and Family Ministry, please don't hesitate to contact me. Visit our  Calendar below. for upcoming events and programs. We also send out a weekly email update that you can receive by contacting me .


I look forward to meeting you!


Kristan Verveniotis, 

Director of Music, Worship, Children and Families

kverv@trinity-pres.org

593-8226



Children's Ministry Calendar