Children and Youth Education


NOTE: At this time, our Youth and Adult Education and Formation services are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL – GODLY PLAY

Children’s Sunday School is held during the Sunday 10:30am service each week. The class welcomes children, age 4 through 5th grade, and begins at 10:15, all gathering in the Nursery. The class is held in Children’s Chapel, on the cloister, and led by 2 SafeGuard trained adults. The children join their family in the Service, at the Peace, in time for Holy Communion. The class is taught using Godly Play ~ a Montessori based approach to teaching the stories of the Bible, and other complimentary curriculum. The kids enjoy a Lesson, Snack and Craft or Activity. During the Summer we have “Summer Fun Sunday School,” with Bible Stories, singing, and crafts. We offer Vacation Bible School in the summer, for a week-long fun and fellowship event, 9:00am-12:00 Monday through Friday.  If you would like to be included, or want to volunteer, please send a request to Danielle Alvarado, Director of Children’s Ministries.

Director of Children’s Ministries / Danielle Alvarado / dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

NURSERY

Our Nursery is staffed each Sunday by 2 SafeGuard trained adults, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We welcome all children for the 8:00 a.m. service in the Nursery. For the 10:30 a.m. Service, we welcome our littlest angels, up to 3 years old. Four and older attend Godly Play. Feel free to use the nursery for changing, feeding, or if you need a quiet space, even if you chose to not have your child in Nursery during the whole Service. When you do bring your children  you also have the option for the staff to bring your child to the Service in time for the Holy Communion, or have your child enjoy the Nursery for the whole Service. At all times, we welcome any child in the Services!

Director of Children’s Ministries / Danielle Alvarado / dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

EYC

The Youth in our Church, 6th through 12th grade, are welcome and encouraged to attend Adult Sunday School and Education offerings, as well as assist with Children’s Sunday School and events.

EYC, the Episcopal Youth Community, is on hold due to the coronavirus, but enjoys meetings, events, volunteer opportunities and Mission Trips. We meet the 1st & 3rd Sunday each month, from 6:00-7:30pm, for Dinner and lessons, fellowship and music. This is a time to ask, wonder and examine the depth of God’s Word in a safe environment.

EYC Contacts / Jennifer Haglund, Larissa Botik and Peyton Hines

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Formation


Saint John the Gospel writer says, “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.” He also says, “But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” – John 20:30; 21:22

As Anglicans or Episcopalians, we believe that the revelation of the Living God to humanity did not stop with the written Word, the Bible, so we never stop learning. At Trinity Church we realize this; hence, we continue to listen to God’s Holy Spirit in community, i.e. at play, over meals, in group meetings, and in group studies. We devote considerable attention and resources to educating and forming all generations and age groups. For our adult members, we offer Monday evening Women’s Bible Study, mid-week Adult Bible Study, or Sunday morning Adult Topical/Bible Study.

SUNDAY MORNING – ADULT FORMATION / BIBLE STUDY

Join us each Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. in Eaton Hall (downstairs) for topical discussions (and coffee and doughnuts!). Due to COVID-19, this activity is currently suspended.

Contact / Reverend Lillian Hyde

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

The Women’s Bible Study is usually a 12-week video-led Bible Study with some homework included, that takes place on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (when in person, in the Kelso Library on the Trinity Episcopal Church campus.)  Bring snacks to share if you can.  Childcare provided.  Purchase study guide through the Church office.  Invite your friends!

Contact / Danielle Alvarado / dalvarado@trinitygalv.org