Children

At Trinity, children and their parents find a place where they can experience the holy, learn the sacred stories, build friendships, and practice spiritual rituals at church that they can replicate at home. Like adults, children need to find words, rituals, stories and silence to experience the world of the Spirit within and around them. Trinity’s Children’s Ministry seeks to offer the kind of spiritual support to children, parents, and families that equips them to recognize and delight in the Spirit both within them and around them.

Trinity Play 

Trinity Play meets every Sunday morning from 9:15 – 10:05 during the program year (September – May) and is for children ages 3 through 5th grade.

We explore the Trinity, inviting our children's hearts and minds to experience God's love as a flowing, unending connection in which they and everything lives. Our goal is to avoid a faith journey in which children are left with disjointed sotries about od, whether as Creator, Christ, or the Holy Spirit, yet little sense of God's shape, being, and wholeness.

Age Groups

Trinity Play will have two classes. Trinity Play I (TP1) will be for children age 4 through 1st grade. Trinity Play II (TP2) will be for children in 2nd through 5th grades. All children will meet in the Gathering Room, the large room across from the Choir Room on the Lower Level, at the beginning of Trinity Play and later split into their age groups.

Children's Choir

Trinity's amazingly talented Director of Music, Andrew Birling, will be leading the Children's Choir this year. We encourage your child/ren to attend. Children's Choir practices will take place from 9:00 - 9:15 on Sunday mornings, before Trinity Play.

 

Gigantic Project and Children's Art Show

The wonder, creativity, and deepening of the Godly Play experience occurs as Trinity’s children participate together in a large, complex art project spanned out over the entire program year (September – May).

The 2014-15 program year saw the filling of a 2x5x5 foot wooden, 3-dimensional model of Noah's Ark. During the program year, older children built beds, troughs, corrals, sewed mattresses, and food sacks. The younger children created the water and dry land that surrounded the Arc. Each child selected a pair of animals to create out of foam board and fabric. Words for God's promises to the people covered the ribs forming the boat. The main project served as the centerpiece for Trinity’s Children's Art Show. In addition to the Arc, displayed art included items from the children’s creative work in Godly Play throughout the year.

Episcopal Creative Art Day Camp

This is a summer week of fun, art, play, music and making new friends sponsored by Episcopal churches in the Twin Cities metro area. The camp is open to children ages 4 through rising 6th graders at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. There is a small registration fee with scholarships available. Click for more information about the camp.

Adult Team

Serving in this ministry is a committed team of adults who are intentional about their own faith journey, delight in being with children, are endowed and trained in the necessary skills. Many are parents with children currently living with them while others' children are off on their own. Youth often provide leadership as well, making the children's circle span three generations of wisdom and love.

A Note on the Children's Carpet in the Sanctuary

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Children & Youth Events

17 Dec 2017
09:15AM - 10:00AM
Trinity Play
07 Jan 2018
09:15AM - 10:00AM
Trinity Play