Children are everywhere at Trinity.
Sunday school is brimming with young faces learning our faith stories through Godly Play.
At worship, children sing in the choir, serve as acolytes, and join the congregation
for the passing of the peace and Holy Eucharist.
During the week St. Richard’s Episcopal School if full of children.
Tuesdays, you’ll hear the voices of the Trinity Choristers in rehearsal.
At every church program or event, we always consider ways to include and care for children.
Every season offers ways to involve our children in the flow of the church year, creatively and joyfully.
Trinity is a place where children and youth participate in all sorts of ways, and where the message they are given is that we want them here . . . where they belong.
The Trinity Nursery is available on Sundays and occasionally during programmed events.
On Sundays, nursery is available for children under three years old from 9:45 -12:00 noon.
WORSHIP & MUSIC
- Acolytes lead our worship by carrying the cross, candles, gospel book or banner, and by serving at the altar. This leadership opportunity allows them to learn the patterns of worship through direct participation. Trinity Church has opportunities for a large number of children and youth grades 4–12 to serve as acolytes. Most serve once a month. Contact the clergy if your child would like to participate in the ministry of the acolytes.
- Choristers Children third grade (age 8) and up are invited to join the Choristers, our children’s choir program. Choristers learn musical skills through a curriculum developed by the Royal School of Church Music. They sing three Sundays per month during the school year and participate in summer choral pilgrimages. Rehearsal is on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 with snack provided by Chorister parents. Contact Trinity’s director of music if your child is interested in singing.
- Communion ministers Children in grades 3–7 assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at the 10:00 Sunday liturgy. Training opportunities are scheduled throughout the year.
Advent We make wreaths and decorations to prepare our hearts and homes for Christ.
St. Nicholas Shoppe This re-gifting opportunity allows young children to purchase gently used gifts for loved ones with proceeds benefiting a service project selected by the children.
Christmas Eve Special service at 3 pm for young children and a children’s liturgy during the 5 pm service.
Lenten preparation Crafts and prayer activities prepare our hearts for this holy season.Holy Week We gather after the 10:15 service on Palm Sunday for activities recalling the events of Holy Week. A special children’s liturgy on Maundy Thursday invites children into the story of the washing of the disciples’ feet and the last supper.
Easter Sunday Children join their families for festival worship followed by an Easter egg roll.
Cross of Flowers An old Trinity Church tradition, on Rogation Sunday (usually the fifth Sunday after Easter) we celebrate creation and the gifts of the earth. Children create a cross of flowers at the start of the 10:00 service.
Baptism is a sacrament, an outward sign of God’s grace to humanity. According to the Book of Common Prayer, “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.”
We typically only baptize the children of church members, as parents and godparents vow to immerse their child in full involvement in the life of the Church. If you desire for your child to be baptized, please contact the office to set up an appointment with our rector.