Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for children age 2 through the 5th grade on Level 2 of the Plaza Building.
All children and parents should enter the Children's Ara through the main Purple Lobby 209 entrance. This will be where you check your child in and out from Sunday School and children's events. At 11 a.m., Children may start in worship and will be brought to the Level 2 Children's Area in the Plaza Building as a group following the Children's Message in worship.
Pre-School, Kindergarten & 1st grade children will meet in Blue Room 212.
2nd–5th grade children will meet in Purple Room 210.
All children will be learning the Deep Blue curriculum based on the award-winning Deep Blue Kids Bible, which includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games all combined into a living faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today.
Each of our tech-savvy children will receive a Deep Blue zipper pull to be used with the free Deep Blue Adventure App. It is the key kids will use to unlock an exciting interactive world. There they can create their own avatars, explore challenging quests, play games, chat with familiar Deep Blue characters, and more.
Toddlers (2's and 3's) at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Toddlers will meet in Orange Room 207. The children will be learning from the Deep Blue curriculum, which will help them grow in the Christian faith and become familiar with God and Jesus. Toddlers will have monthly Bible story and verses. There is a colorful card for children to take home each week that includes the Bible story that parents can retell at home.
Trinity's nursery is located in Yellow Room 206 on Level 2.
The nursery will be available for all babies and toddlers from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. each Sunday. Our nursery is maintained by a qualified, background-checked, caring staff that is trained in CPR.
Children's Ministry Calendar of Events 2016–2017
September 11: Homecoming Sunday and Fall Sunday School begins
October 23: Halloween Party
Trinity's annual Halloween Party for children and their families will be held in Fellowship Hall. Wear your costumes and enjoy dinner, games, and crafts. Learn more
November 18: Kids/Parents Night Out
Kids have dinner and a movie with their friends! Parents have a night out! Reservations are required. $10/child. Learn more
November 27: Hanging of the Greens
Our annual Hanging of the Greens will take place during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School hours. Children will make crafts, eat snacks, hear the Advent story and decorate the Children's Lobby for the Christmas season. Learn more
December 11: 12:15 p.m. Birthday for Jesus
All are invited to share a meal, celebrate the birth of Jesus and enjoy a short program presented by the children in Fellowship Hall.
December 21 and 28: 9–11 a.m. Children/TLC Holiday Help
Children will team up with Trinity's TLC group to help spruce up the Sanctuary and finish the morning with treats! This is a great opportunity to help take care of our church. Limit of 8 children each day.
December 24: 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service
Children and Youth lead this service with music, scripture, candle lighting and carols.
January 8: 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Epiphany Sunday
Experience the mystery and wonder of the three Wisemen as they travel through worship and Sunday School! Sunday School classes will have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Wisemen.
February 10–12: Bible Retreat Weekend
This weekend retreat for all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders starts with Friday evening dinner and a sleepover at Trinity. On Saturday, children will discover our Bible, play games and enjoy food and fellowship. On Sunday, we will all return for the 11 a.m. worship service during which Bibles will be presented.
February 12: Bible Sunday during 11 a.m. worship
Bibles will be presented to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders during the worship service.
April 9: 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.Palm Sunday Parade
All children are invited to meet in the Sanctuary before each worship service to joyfully process waving palm branches.
April 16: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Eggstravaganza
Celebrate Easter morning with the Easter story, crafts, an egg hunt, games and special snacks.
June 19–23: 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. daily Vacation Bible School
Kids will go on an epic adventure alongside biblical heroes and discover the qualities that make them truly heroes in God! At Hero Central, kids will discover their strength in God through spectacular music, science, crafts, recreation and Bible stories. $50/child. Scholarships are available. Before and after care is also offered for an additional fee.
June 25: 11 a.m. VBS Sunday
Allison Watkins, Director of Children's Ministries
Thanks to Oriental Trading for providing some of our supplies.
Children's Music Ministries
Youth Choir: Rehearses Wednesdays, 6–6:55 p.m., in the Heritage Room (Level 3)
All youth in grades 6–12 are invited to join Trinity's Youth Choir. We are a group of singers of all ability levels committed to celebrating our faith through music, providing leadership in worship, developing strong friendships and growing our musical talents.
Youth Bells: Rehearses Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m., in the Sanctuary (Level 4)
Youth Bells is a group of ringers in grades 6–12 that meets for fun and fellowship while working on challenging music to play in Sunday morning worship services and other opportunities during the year. Ringing experience is not necessary, but being able to read music is helpful.
Children's Chimes: With this fun introduction to hand chimes, the focus for children will be on counting, ringing techniques and learning to read music. Chimes meets on Wednesdays from 5:30–6 p.m. in Blue Room 212.
Genesis Ringers: This is a warm and welcoming introductory handbells experience for children to experience melody, rhythm and the joy of working and playing together through music. Rehearsal is Wednesdays from 7–7:30 p.m. in the Blue Room 212.
Joyful Voices Junior: Rehearses Wednesdays, 6–6:30 p.m., in the Blue Room 212
Joyful Voices Jr. is a preparatory choir and music class for children in Kindergarten and first grade. Participants will sing, play simple instruments, learn basic music literacy and ear training skills, and enjoy movement activities in a fun and welcoming environment. Singers will have the opportunity to develop performance skills as they sing in worship and other special music events at Trinity.
Joyful Voices Children's Choir: Rehearses Wednesdays, 6–6:55 p.m., in the Red Room 213
This is a community of learning, outstanding performance opportunities, collaborations with the Youth Choir, extensive and fun vocal training, music literacy and a fun way to serve God and our congregation through singing! Be part of the first children's choir at Trinity to kick off the exciting and highly acclaimed Voice for Life learning adventure.
Our bell choirs are ministry choirs that contribute to the worship services at Trinity. There is no charge to participate in our vocal and bell choirs. Registration and tuition fees do apply for Early Childhood Music classes.