We meet in Kelly Hall at 9:15 for food and camaraderie. Following breakfast, we break into smaller groups at 9:30.
We do not divide kids strictly by grade. Rather, we allow kids to choose if they want the option geared towards younger kids (Ms. Leila’s Class) or the one for older kids (led by Mother Laurie).
Through creative brainstorming, we relied on the youth to shape the focus of our Sunday School. They have decided that anytime “Good Books” comes, we would have a “Bring your favorite book day”. On three day weekends, we will offer activities that allow for more interaction between younger and older kids. For example, over labor day we built a tee-pee and covered it with artwork and emphasized “Abide in me”. October 7th, we are going to build a paper mache scarecrow for the Main Street Halloween contest. On November 11th, we are going to decorate cookies and artwork to send in care packages. There will always be an option for the younger kids to stay in Leila’s Workshop for three day weekend Sundays.
Other ideas the youth had: brainstorming about how the church can be more environmentally friendly followed by a presentation at the Adult Sunday School class (on Sept 23rd); explore emotions and the Psalms through reading, drawing/coloring, and even writing some of their own; inviting adults to share their faith story; making a video about why they love TOTH and inviting people to come for Christmas services; discussing other denominations and religions, including visiting other worship services; planning and leading a service; etc.
If you are a parent of a youth, please encourage them come at least a couple of times and see if we can find out what would make it worth their while to come regularly!
Children’s Sermon and Children’s Chapel
During the 10:30 am service, children are invited to come near the Altar after the Gospel is read for a special sermon geared towards children. After the sermon, children are invited to head to the Chapel for age-appropriate opportunities for worship and learning. They are then brought back into the main sanctuary prior to Communion.
Parents are welcome to attend Children’s Chapel with their children.
The Chime Choir is a new ministry at Trinity on the Hill, and we are thrilled to begin working with the young singers of the parish. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 4:45-5:30 in the choir room. A family friendly dinner will follow from 5:30-6 in Kelly Hall. Singers aged 4 1/2 through 11 are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please direct any questions to Valerie Fassbender (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nursery service is available at all of our worship services, staffed by trained Nursery Workers under the guidance of Wendy Strain, our Nursery Coordinator.