Children and Youth Formation

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Children and Youth Formation

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. – 12:30 p.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 10:45-12:30 p.m. so the nursery can accommodate twelve children each Sunday. 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. This fall, we will have two elementary classes. Children in Kindergarten through second grade use the Godly Play method. 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. This class will meet 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. 

Third through fifth graders will enjoy a variety of Godly Play stories, books, speakers, videos, and service projects around the church. The class will meet in Room 211. 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. In addition, children in Pre-K or younger will meet in Room 105 during the Sunday school hour. Children will hear a Bible story and have an activity.

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.