Youth Program

End of School Year Lockin 2013

For the 2013 – 2014 Education Brochure, click here……

Vacation Bible School The date for this year’s Vacation Bible School is  July 6-10, 2015.  Registration is now open.  Contact Kristen Bryant: or 372-4721.

Fifth and Sixth Grade
Led by Melissa Pardue in Room 216
Sundays, 9:15 a.m.

Club 56: this new curriculum for fifth and sixth graders begins with a solid sciptural and theological base for leaders and invited leaders and learners deeper into the rhythm of the church year. It utilizes a common Bible passage for all learners, making it easy for youth to learn and live out their faith. Club 56 will also be invited to some HT Youth events!

Seventh through Twelfth Grade
Led by Kristen Bryant, Leo Dugger, Pate Cantrell, Janinne Fossedal, Brian Moody, Melissa Pardue, and Denise Kronmann at 103 N. Main St.

The Youth Group at Holy Trinity is open to all 7th – 12th graders.  We meet every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. for Education Hour AND after the 10:30 a.m. service for Pizza & Prayer, in the new youth building at 103 N. Main St.

Mission Trip 2013–Camp Weed

The youth group also meets every month for a youth-centered activity or field trip.  Some activities are conducted at Holy Trinity in the youth building, and other activities take place off site.  Our activities range from community service to “just for fun” events.  A few of our past activities include; rock climbing, bowling, events at Camp Weed such as New Beginnings and Happening, charity events, 30-hour famine, Diocesan Ski Trip, Rock the Universe at Universal Studios, fund-raisers, rock climbing, bowling, movie nights, lockins, Good Friday Experience, Paynes Prairie clean-up, Youth Sunday, mission trip to Live Oak, the Florida Keys and a summer trip to Kanuga in North Carolina.  Please join us on Sundays and bring a friend!  The only thing this group is missing is you!

Fun and Fellowship
Sundays, 9:15 a.m.

Youth Education Hour
Sundays, 12 noon

re:form: is a totally new approach to youth ministry that trusts youth to wrestle with the historic Christian faith and theology.  re:form includes two DVDs with 40 hilarious animated short films that frame the theological questions that youth really ask, an Anti-Workbook that’s chock full of individual and group activities.

Good Friday Lockin 2013



Pizza & Prayer
Sundays, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

After the lesson, the HT Youth are encouraged to share a meal after church, and enjoy some unstructured time to watch movies, play games (ie air hockey, foosball and board games) and even for Praise Band practice.  Part of this time will also be spent organizing monthly service projects allowing the HT Youth Group to impact the Gainesville community directly.

Jammin’ for Jesus
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room

Come and learn the joyful songs sung at Camp Weed and other Diocesan Youth events. Bring your guitar, drum, voice, or other instrument, and help us enrich our worship through music! (Fellowship Dinner at 5:30 in the Parish Hall…all parisioners welcome)

Confirm Not Conform (for 7th Grade and up)
Led by Leo Dugger and Kristen Bryant

Confirm not Conform, or CnC, is a youth confirmation program that takes confirmation seriously. It exposes youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, heresy, the Episcopal Church, and other religions,and asks them to think through what they believe and why. It is also a philosophy. It’s about finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. It is a program that respects the work youth do and trusts that if youth put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why, they will make good choices about their next step in faith.

Diocesan Ski Trip 2013

Led by Cam Pierce in the church

The word ”acolyte” comes from the Greek word “akolouthos” which means a servant or attendant who waits on another.  The Acolyte ministry originated from Old Testament times.   At Holy Trinity, our acolytes serve an extremely important role for us all.   Children may begin in this ministry as early as age 9 or 10, but rather than focusing on a specific age, readiness to perform the task in a spiritually appropriate manner is more important.

For more information please contact:

Kristen Bryant, Director of Children’s & Youth Ministries

352.372.4721 X 116