Education for Children & Youth
Infants & Toddlers
Infants and toddlers, along with their parents, are invited each Sunday to participate in First Faith, a unique learning and fellowship opportunity designed for families with preschool children that meets at 10:10 am on the first floor of the Education Building. Each week children and a parent enjoy a Bible story and craft, as well as time to play and fellowship together. There are times throughout the year when educational opportunities are provided for parents of these young children to address their unique challenges, joys, and concerns. For these times, gentle, caring adults who have been trained and authorized through Trinity’s Child Protection Policy serve as teachers for these youngest children. A nursery is also provided for children through age 4 for parents to use at their convenience.
K4 – K5
Children in K-4 and K-5 meet each Sunday morning at 10:10 am in a classroom on the first floor of the Education Building with a group of caring, loving teachers to explore Bible stories in fun, unique, and inspirational ways. These teachers have been trained and authorized through Trinity’s Child Protection Policy.
Elementary-aged children participate in Grace Place at 10:10 am on Sunday mornings. Grace Place is a rotation style learning experience where children explore the same Bible story in a different way for six weeks. Each week classes rotate through a different station to include drama, art, computer, cooking and science, games and movies. Grace Place is located on the second floor of the Education Building. These classes are taught by kind, caring adults who have been trained and authorized through Trinity’s Child Protection Policy.
Grades 6 – 12
Youth in Grades 6 through 12 gather in the Youth Center each Sunday morning at 10:10 am for a variety of service and learning opportunities. Youth activities may include an interactive Bible Study, a service project, or a walk down Main Street to enjoy coffee and a devotional time of sharing and prayer at Starbucks. These classes are facilitated by caring adults who have been trained and authorized through Trinity’s Child Protection Policy.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is held each summer for children who are three years old through Grade 5. From Monday to Friday, July 27 through 31, children will be involved in a fun and interactive week that includes activities designed to develop and strengthen faith. An afternoon Vacation Bible School Camp will also be provided.
Education for Adults
Trinity offers varying levels of education for adults to accommodate different and hectic schedules.
Each Sunday morning at 10:10 am adults are invited to gather in the Multipurpose Room in the Activities Building for refreshments, announcements, and opening prayer followed by a variety of classes that typically extend for six to eight weeks. Topics vary throughout the year and often include Bible Study, a new member class on Lutheranism, book discussions, and topics of current interest to include social justice issues in our community and world.
In January, March, May, July, September, and November, a Social Justice Book Group that includes members, guests, and friends gather to discuss a pre-selected book. In past months, the group has discussed Searching For Sunday by Rachel Held Evans, Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyles, Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, A Bigger Table by John Pavlovitz, I’m Still Her, by Austin Channing Brown, Dear Church by Lenny Duncan, and Grace Will Lead Us Home by Jennifer Berry Hawes.
Mid-week Bible Study classes, Discipleship Groups, and various other educational opportunities are provided for adults throughout the year.