Kids & Youth

Come be apart of our church family! Here's what the youth group and kids have to say about Wednesday evenings:

"I love youth ministry's at Trinity, because I get to meet with people who share the same belief in God." --Middle Schooler

"You learn about Jesus and have fun at the same time." --High Schooler

"I like playing with my friends." --2nd Grade Student

"Coming to youth group once a week really is good to come out and express  your feelings, to know that no matter what you are welcome." --Middle Schooler

"People love each other." ==5th Grade Student

"I like youth group because I get to hang out with friends and so I can talk about stuff that you can't really talk about in front of other people." --High Schooler

"Because you learn about God and Jesus." --3rd Grade Student

 

Advent is around the corner! As you prepare for the holiday season, make sure to dedicate time to pray with your family.

The Gift of November

November rushes in so fast! Halloween was just last week and here we are in the month that blinks by while Christmas is being ushered in with all its pomp and circumstance. How do we take time to slow down and enjoy the gift of November? How do we stop and practice gratitude and joy? This month let us clear time in our busy family schedules to invite and connect with one another in a spirit of thankfulness and joy. I do admit even as I type this the anxiety is pressing in on me that I will not be able to engage in a daily practice with my family.

My heart so longs to create a pattern of spiritual practice with my husband and kids. Baby steps, consistency, and a good dose of reality will hopefully help our family show up and practice a slow time of thanksgiving. I invite you to practice with us this November. Here are 3 practices for the last 3 weeks in November. For our family we will gather on Sunday night before we start the scramble for Monday morning. For your family, it may look different—you might even have to choose a different time to gather together. Do whatever works for your family. As you enter into slowness and thanksgiving, allow everyone to slow down with deep breathing or 1-2 minutes of silence before beginning your practice. If your house is anything like ours, this will be difficult at first!

Below you will find the 3 practices—feel free to add any of your own family traditions of thanksgiving to your time together.

Thanksgiving practice ideas found at www.spiritualityandpractice.com.

  1. Read Psalm 42: 1-5a. Go on a quiet, meditative walk through your house. Stop and say prayers of thanks for all the good experiences you have had in each room.
  2. Read Psalm 100. Create a living prayer of thanksgiving by providing a service to a neighbor, doing a chore, or running an errand.
  3. Read Corinthians 1: 4-9. Identify one quality that you admire about each person in your immediate family. Using decorative script, stickers, and drawings, create cards illustrating these qualities and give them to your family members.

--Molly Clark, Director of Youth, Children, and Family Ministry

 

We love having you here!

Zids ZONE (K-5th grade)
Wednesday nights at 6:45-8:00 pm

Youth Group (6th-12th)
Wednesday nights at 6:45-8:00 pm

2018 Winter Calendar

Hanging of the Greens
November 28, 2018, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
In place of youth group and zone, the kids will be hanging the greens throughout the church. Parents are welcome…

In place of youth group and zone, the kids will be hanging the greens throughout the church. Parents are welcome to join!

Children’s Christmas Program
December 16, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The kids will perform for both Sunday services: one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.

The kids will perform for both Sunday services: one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.

Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2018, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2018, 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm