Children’s Ministries

Christmas Pageant 2011

Pentecost 2013

Holy Trinity facilitates the process of bringing up children in “the knowledge and love of the Lord”, by providing a program that emphasizes fellowship, education, and service.

For the 2013-2014 Education Brochure, click here

To register for church school, click here

 


CHILDREN’S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Infants and Toddlers

Led by Kat Gallagher, Belinda Stewart & Marylin Moses in Room 119
Sundays, 9:15 Education Hour through end of 10:30 services

These children will be tenderly cared for so that their parents may attend adult education classes. Cribs are available for napping infants. Registration forms must be filled out for each child. Toddlers receive age appropriate lessons from David C. Cook‘s Starting Steps, which emphasize Jesus’ love for them, and incorporate arts and crafts activities. For those children staying through the 10:30 service, please feel welcome to come get your child to join your family at the altar for a blessing or Communion. Many families do so just as Communion is beginning.

Pre-K through Kindergarten (age 3 by September 1 through end of K year)
Led by Jennifer Kuntz, Margaret Cauthon & Janinne Fossedal in Room 201 (9:15 a.m.) and Room 120 (10:30 a.m.)
Sundays, 9:15 Education Hour through end of 10:30 services

Godly Play

Godly Play is offered at 9:15. Children will meet upstairs in Room 201 (their Sacred Space) for Godly Play stories. Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. Participants are encouraged to make meaning for themselves by inviting them into stories and providing the opportunity for them to connect the stories with their personal experience. Godly Play is a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their congregations as they develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites.

Living the Good News is offered at 10:30 back in Room 120. Here, we will have a snack, bible study, singing, arts and crafts, and play activities. The  lectionary based curriculum is creative, varied and can be applied at home. Children will participate in both segments, and then are encouraged to join your family at the altar for a blessing or Communion. Feel free to pick-up your child as Communion is beginning.

First & Second Grade
Led by Dee Dugger and Terri McKinney in Room 211
Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Education Hour

This group of children will utilize the curriculum Living the Good News to delve into Biblical stories and bring the weekly readings alive.  Children in this age group are full of questions, answers and more questions!  A choice of games, group play, arts, prayer and song will enable these children to explore Scripture and challenge themselves to find the answers they most seek while growing and developing their relationship with God.  “Let the children come to me.”  Matthew 19:14

Third & Fourth Grade
Led by Beth Lee and Margaret Cauthon in Room 210
Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Education Hour
Skirtugies is a collection of dramas, pageants, and other church programs. Children will enjoy learning about bible stories, Episcopal liturgy, and the sacraments through dramatic play. Costuming will be provided.

Christmas Pageant 2011

All Saints Sunday 2013

Pre-K through Second Grade
Led by TBA and Janinne Young in Room 203
Wednesdays, 4:45 p.m.

Singing with the Spirit: children will learn traditional and contemporary children’s hymns while being introduced to beginning music theory.  The combination of worship and learning with art and activities is sure to get children’s toes tapping and voices singing out in praise.

Pre-K through Elementary Grades
Led by Janine Young and Katie White in Room 211
Wednesdays, 6:15pm

This group of children will utilize the curriculum 252 Basics.  It uses Bible stories and dramatic play to teach core virtues. And to make it easy to understand, each principle is supported by a weekly Bottom Line—a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week.  When participants transition to middle school, they will hopefully have experienced and own three basic truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52 (light bulb moment—now you know what the 252 means):

  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Solemn Communion
Led by Dee Dugger in Room 211
Sundays, 9:15 Education Hour

Solemn Communion classes for second and third graders (older children can also be accommodated) is offered each spring.  It is a seven-week program that takes place during the Education Hour, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., extending through to the end of Children’s Chapel.  Each week during the class and in Chapel, we will focus our study and meditations on two questions: Who is Jesus?  and What is the Holy Eucharist?  Children must be baptized in order to participate.  Prior registration is necessary because of limited space.  Registration letters are mailed in January to all eligible children.

Family Service
Page Parish Hall
First Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

This alternate service, with Eucharist, is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to worship together in a relaxed atmosphere.  Children of all ages are welcome to join their parents in the Parish Hall and pray together, sing together, feast together and offer up their thanks and blessings.  This year’s services will continue to offer strong roles for the children and lots of great surprises!  Family Fellowship follows each service, with a chance to get to know the members of your church family who are walking the same walk “right where you are!”

Children’s Chapel
FIRST GRADE AND ABOVE
Led by Kristen Bryant, Jennifer Kuntz and Clergy in Room 203

Children will begin the 10:30 service with their parents and will be led from the sanctuary before the first reading.  They will rejoin their families during the Passing of the Peace.  During Children’s Chapel they will review the day’s readings along with learning the meaning and importance of different aspects of our service including, but not limited to, the calendar of the Church year, significant prayers, and the items and symbols that make up our beautiful sanctuary.

Vacation Bible School 2013

Vacation Bible School
July
28-August 1, 2014

VBS is a week long event for children aged 3 years -5th grade including not only those who attend our church, but invited guests of parishioners and even community members, as well.   The week is organized around a theme and utilizes a rotation model to enable the children to have opportunities to learn in various different settings and in different ways.  The main part of the program is the morning segment with an aftercare available for those needing childcare in the afternoon.  This is a wonderful chance for adults to spend a week doing something “out of the ordinary” with the parish children, and a chance for the youth to volunteer as well.  There are also multiple opportunities to volunteer in a “behind the scenes capacity.”  For more on this year’s VBS theme please refer to the parish newsletters beginning in January.

For more information contact:
Kristen Bryant, Director of Children’s & Youth Ministries
kristen@holytrinitygnv.org
352.372.4721 X 116