Recently I began teaching the 5th and 6th grade Sunday School class. Our first lesson together was about the women who followed Jesus. After reading the few verses that mention women followers by name, our conversation veered away from the lesson plan and we talked about how Jesus spent time with people that society considered unimportant, unworthy or even hated. I asked the students, “What groups of people do you think Jesus would spend time with today, people that we may think were a waste of time or a bad choice?” Here’s what made the list:
From there, we went on to discuss a few other topics, until it was time to leave and I was left wondering if anyone knew the story of Mary and Martha that was supposed to be today’s lesson. But later in the day, I reflected on the sincerity and accuracy of the students’ statements. It brought to mind what happened after Jesus was in the Temple, turning over the money lenders’ tables and healing the blind and disabled. Children watched and began shouting “Hosanna!” The priests and legal experts confronted Jesus:
16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus. “Haven’t you ever read about it in Scripture? It says, “‘Lord, you have made sure that children and infants praise you.’” Matthew 21:16
Do you hear what these children are saying? Jesus loves gang members, LGBTQ people, and everyone in the Middle East. Kids have a way of responding to the most difficult and complicated problems with a clarity that adults have lost. Hosanna!
—Christina Landenberger, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Want to be apart of the Youth Ministry at Trinity? See what the youth have to say about Trinity!
"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
We love having you here! We hope you'll join us Wednesday evenings to grow in your faith with Christ.
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
Sunday School (Preschool-5th)
Sunday mornings at 11:20 am
Join us for our Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 26. We will worship in the sanctuary beginning at 7 p.m.
We hope to see you there!
Mark your calendar for TRINITY UNITED on March 29, 2020. What is TRINITY UNITED? It’s 5th Sunday worship! Many people of our congregation greatly enjoy when we have a combined worship service like we do with Praise on the Plaza and on Consecration Sunday. It’s a special time to interact with Trinity people who happen to go to a different worship service than you do. To help us be truly UNITED, we will be using the uniqueness of a fifth Sunday throughout the year for combined worship at 10 a.m. All are WELCOME!
You’re invited to Trinity’s Family Easter Event on Wednesday, April 1. Supper begins at 6:30 p.m. and activities start at 7 p.m.
There will be an egg hunt, hot dog meal, crafts, and time to learn about Jesus.
Children’s Palm Sunday Parade will take place during both worship services on Sunday, April 5.
Rehearsals on Wednesday’s from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Kid’s Zone room starting on March 4, March 18, and March 25. The kids will learn the actions and words to Hosanna Rock by Yancy.
Questions? Contact Christina our Director of Family Ministry at Familyministry@trinityumcgi.org
Join us for Easter Sunday Service on April 12. Our traditional service is at 9:30 am. and our contemporary is at 11 a.m. We hope to see you there!