Lifelong Christian formation brings us closer to God and nourishes our congregation. Through vibrant and inviting programming we are supported as individuals and as a community while preparing children youth and adults to go forth and live life in Christ.
In Episcopal tradition, we place a high value on learning—as faith seeking to understand. Reason and learning guide us to explore the deepest issues of humankind.
We have a nursery available for our littlest ones during worship. We also have a newly created soft space called the Pray Ground at the front of the left side with chairs nearby for parents to sit with their children.
We welcome children to participate in Sunday school during our 10:30 am and Noon service. We use the Whirl curriculum offered through Sparkhouse. This lectionary-based curriculum engages children through storytelling, songs, hands-on learning, questions and the children leave with a takeaway that you and your family can do later that day together. We also have Waffle Church each month on Saturday morning. Waffle Church focuses on learning about a particular bible story with fun activities, song, and of course waffles! Our next Waffle Church is Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 am. Watch for details in our email blasts, bulletin, newsletter, website and Facebook page!
We welcome all youth in grades 6th-12th grade to participate in our monthly youth group gatherings. The youth do a variety of activities including outreach, bible study (using the Echo the Story program), fundraisers, outings to fun events like indoor rock wall climbing and bowling and they youth host our annual community Easter Egg Hunt at Old Swedes and our Rise Against Hunger meal making event. This year, the Youth Group has partnered with the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (Ssam) Youth Group. So far this fall, they have been to Go Ape and are going on a camping trip! For more information about our youth group, please contact the office.
On Wednesday evenings during the season of Lent, we offer anyone who is at least 13 years old or older a chance to prepare for confirmation, reception or reaffirmation in the Episcopal Church. This 5-week class begins with a simple supper and concludes with Compline. If you have been confirmed in another tradition but would like to be received into the Episcopal Church, this class will help you prepare for that transition. If you are confirmed in the Episcopal Church but are at a point in your spiritual journey where you would like to reaffirm your commitment to Christ, this class will help you prepare for that commitment. All are welcome to participate and attend.
At least twice a year Trinity holds a newcomer’s/Inquirer’s class for people who are either new to Trinity, new to the Episcopal Church or both. This 3-week long class covers history, tradition, and liturgy while offering a deeper understanding of the ways you can get involved in our in-reach and outreach ministries. This class is open to any and all who would like to know more about Trinity and the Episcopal Church. Keep your eyes open for dates and times.
Trinity Episcopal Parish offers formation programs at various times throughout the year covering a wide range of topics. Some of these classes are taught by the clergy and other times by fellow members of the church or neighbors in our community. During the liturgical year we offer a series during Advent and Lent with additional programs and classes offered in the fall and spring. If there is a topic you would like to learn more about or to teach, please contact the rector to discuss possibilities.
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