Children and Youth Formation

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Children and Youth Formation

**Special Note: Volunteers Needed to Teach Children’s and Youth Sunday School
We are understaffed in all of our Sunday school classes, and need your help. In order to have Sunday school for our children and youth, we need two adult volunteers in each class. We have combined age levels and presently have a Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Class; 3rd – 5th Grade Class; and a 6th – 12th Grade Class. Lesson plans, materials, and activities are all provided. You can choose the Sundays that suit your schedule. Please email   to sign up to help or to learn more.


 

Each child at Holy Trinity is encouraged and supported in the exploration of his or her own spirituality in an age-appropriate way. Our warm and welcoming environment creates a safe place for children to come to know God.

Sundays

Sunday Morning Family Worship Options
Children are always welcome in worship at Holy Trinity. For families with children, one-time paper bags are available at both the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services for our youngest members in baskets in the narthex. These bags contain children’s worship bulletins, pipe cleaners, and notepads. Please supply your own crayons or markers. 

Nursery Care: A warm and welcoming environment demonstrates God’s love to our youngest children. The nursery for Birth – Pre-K is located on the first floor of the Parish House in Room 105. Childcare is provided Sundays from 8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. There are two paid childcare providers. In addition, during the 9 a.m. service and Sunday school, there is a parent volunteer. All nursery workers and volunteers need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear masks.A Nursery Task Force has formed the following procedures for the nursery. Pre-registration is required. There will be two time slots: 8:45-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11 a.m. so the nursery can accommodate twelve children each Sunday. Beginning Sunday, October 24 childcare will be provided on Sunday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room 105. We are discontinuing childcare during the 11:15 a.m. service, because it has not been used. If there is a need in the future, we can reinstate childcare for the 11:15 a.m. service. Click here for the Infant & Toddler registration for Nursery, and Waitlist.

Children’s Chapel: Offered during the 9 a.m. service for children in Pre-K–2nd grade. Parents may drop children off from 8:45–9 a.m. in Broome Hall. Children will be socially distanced on brightly colored yoga mats. All children and adults wear masks. Adult volunteers need to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Children attending Children’s Chapel join their parents in the Sanctuary at the Peace for Eucharist. 

Sunday School Classes
Sunday school classes are held from 10–10:45 a.m. A reminder that there is one class for ages Kindergarten – Fifth Grade, which meets in Broome Hall. Older youth are encouraged to attend worship Sunday mornings and EYC Sunday evenings. No Youth Sunday school on Sunday mornings at this time. Thank you for remaining flexible as we adjust Sunday school to reflect the present needs of our community. Please contact with any questions. 

The focus of Godly Play is learning the sacred stories of our faith in such a way that the stories are inscribed on the children’s hearts. Children will be socially distanced on brightly colored yoga mats. All children and adults wear masks. Adult volunteers need to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Youth Sunday School
For the time being, the Youth Sunday school class has been combined with the 3rd - 5th grade class, which meets in Roe Library from 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Sixth through twelfth graders meet on Sunday mornings in the Youth House, 10–10:45 a.m., using curriculum from “Feasting on the Word” based on Sunday’s lectionary reading. To meet the changing needs of ninth through twelfth graders, we offer several options. On Sunday mornings, these older youth can volunteer in Children’s Chapel (8:45–9:45 a.m.) or as doorkeepers in our Sunday school program or they can attend the class in the Youth House or the adult class. To volunteer, contact

Special Events

Throughout the year, Holy Trinity holds special events for children and their families. Events include an All Saints’ Day celebration, Advent wreath making, Los Posadas, a Christmas pageant, Mardi Gras Carnival, preparation of ashes for Ash Wednesday, and an Easter egg hunt. For more information, go to the events calendar.

Milestones Education

He, She, We, and God for 5th and 6th Graders
He, She, We, and God Sexuality Program for 5th and 6th graders will be offered during a weekend to be determined in early 2022. Holy Trinity schedules this program every other year, and it is well worth your family’s investment of time and energy.