During the month of May we continued our studies of poverty and the Bible. We will be focused on this for the rest of this school year as we examine the many different aspects that play into poverty in this country. Part of that will be to examine the way social injustice and race come into play. In order to be part of the solution we will be fundraising for uniforms for an elementary school in Worcester. The school community has been particularly hard hit by the economy and covid and Worcester currently has over 1300 homeless students.
We have two more Faith Foundation dates this school year 6/6 and our in the parking lot Youth Sunday on 6/13. We will be in the garden unless it rains then we’ll use Zoom. 6/13 we will do some gardening immediately after the parking lot service.
On 5/23 we held our highly anticipated Walk-A-Thon. It was a great time of kids and adults walking, the band playing, adults with squirt guns to keep the walkers cool, popsicles, dog walkers and so far our total raised is right around $1,000 of our $7,100 goal. This does not include the online donations from last week. We had four kids complete the full hour of walking and complete 25 and 26 laps!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our participants, volunteers and donors!
THE BUILDING IS OPEN!! We will be having our final youth group of the year with masks in the teen room...grades 6-12. Just a fun night of reconnecting playing pool/ping pong/air hockey and using the new gaming system.
I am hoping those who wish to get their kiddos vaccinated will have had a chance and I am now fully vaccinated.
Mark the date 6/18 at 7pm
For more information please contact Sherry Clark, Director of Christian Education at email@example.com
Faith foundations &
We offer Faith Foundations classes for kids from Kindergarten through High School. During non-COVID times kids stay with their families for the first part of worship and then leave with their teachers after the Children’s Message. Currently we are hosting Faith Foundations in the parking lot and on Zoom.
Our Faith Foundations lessons take a holistic approach as the kids build a foundation to their faith, incorporating mind, heart and body. We have a dedicated and caring group of volunteer teachers and shepherds who ensure that each child has an uplifting and meaningful experience.
The Value of Faith Foundations for Kids:
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Article for Parents:
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"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity"
1 Timothy 4:12
Once a month we offer youth group for kids in grades six through twelve. This group provides opportunities for kids to grow in leadership, spiritual formation and youth advocacy.
"For even the son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
We offer many opportunities both in and out of church for our youth to put their faith into practice and give back to their community.
PRESCHOOL & Under
During non-COVID time we offer nursery care for children age 4 and younger. Come visit our nursery with age appropriate toys for ages 0-4 years old.
Sundays during worship at 10 a.m..
Hear about God's love in a playful, age-appropriate way in our newly renovated nursery.
We now have a lending library. Children/families will be able to check out faith based books. We have both young and teen books available! Children can check them out after class or families can come up after class to check them out.
Games That Build Faith
"Have fun while you learn with Adventure Bible games for kids! You’ll find games to help you learn about people, places and events in the Bible… memorize books of the Bible... and test Scripture knowledge. Move up the levels in each game and see how many points you can earn!"
"While playing, children would not only have fun but learn while they experience Bible truths. Children would associate God's Word in a positive way that would encourage them to share it with friends."
Additional Youth Program
SCHEDULE OF TOPICS
Parent meeting and orientation with introduction of the material Workshop
1: Sexual Health and Learning About our Bodies Workshop
2: Sexual Health: Taking Care of our Sexual Selves Workshop
3: Sexual Health: Making Safer Choices Workshop
4: Lifespan Sexuality: Exploring our Sexual Development Workshop
5: Lifespan Sexuality: Becoming a Parent Workshop
6: Lifespan Sexuality: Expressions of Sexuality Workshop
7: Building Healthy Sexual Relationships: Communication Workshop
8: Building Healthy Sexual Relationships: Intimacy, Masturbation and Lovemaking Workshop
9: Building Healthy Sexual Relationships: Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships Workshop
10: Sexuality and Social Issues: Reproductive Rights, Power, Control and Equality Honest, accurate information about sexuality is life changing.
Comprehensive sex education dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and potentially saves lives. OWL is a nationally recognized, secular, values based program that emphasizes self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice & inclusivity. OWL affirms the role of parents as their children’s primary sexuality educators. OWL covers topics and skills that both parents and students want but that schools are less likely to cover. National surveys show that most parents, as well as educators and students themselves, would expand sex ed courses and curriculum. OWL does just that. OWL provides holistic, accurate, and developmentally appropriate information. OWL uses interactive workshops and lessons to engage participants. The program helps students make informed and responsible decisions about sexual health and behavior.
Youth Lead Worship
Several times a year, our youth prepare and lead worship services with Pastor Valeria.
We want to create a safe, loving and accepting environment for all. Our Safe Church Policy requires that there always be more than one adult present in the room when working with children and youth.
J.C. goes to soccer practice!
JC is bored! He's been sitting in Pastor Valeria's office for weeks and is looking for friends to hang out with.
Will you invite him to your home? Take him shopping, to the park, to a game, day trip - anywhere that you are going. We're hoping to get 20 photos of JC in action by the end of the month. Post them on Facebook, Instagram, and send to Pastor Valeria!
What would make it even more fun? Meet up with another Trinity family to pass JC on! And be sure to snap a pic!
If you want JC, please email Pastor Valeria: .
By the way, he loves adults, too, so don't hesitate to sign up even if you don't have any kids in your household!
J.C. at home in Trinity