Children's Ministry

Parent Survey for Fall Sunday School

Parent Survey for Fall Sunday School

We know fall starts and the opening of school has been a difficult decision for many involved. We want you to know that we support whatever decision is best for your family and are here to encourage you along the way. The picture above came from a Facebook post titled...

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Encouragement for Families – July 24

Encouragement for Families – July 24

Dear Parents, What’s in your Treasure Chest? What is it that you treasure the MOST? I’m positive the first answer most people would give is their family. We love them and they certainly are a great treasure, but what if I told you this is the wrong answer. What? Wait...

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Fun Idea: Outdoor Obstacle Course

Fun Idea: Outdoor Obstacle Course

Set up and Obstacle Course outdoors using items you already have for play. It is a great way to have fun, run off energy, but most of all to talk with your children about challenges they may be facing right now. If you are participating in Rocky Railway VBS, this will...

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Encouragement for Families – July 17

Encouragement for Families – July 17

Dear Parents, Are you Wheat or Weed? This week we explore the Parable of the Weeds. In this parable, Jesus explains that the Son of Man is the one who has sown the good seed in the field – the world. The good seed is the people of God’s Kingdom. The weeds are the evil...

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Rhonda Synovec

Rhonda Synovec

Children Family Minister

Children’s Sing-Along

Group’s Very Best Sing-Along of VBS songs is back and streaming on Lifetree Kids. The subscription to the streaming service is FREE for the summer.

Worship for Children

Each Friday you will receive the Trinity eNews. This is where we will share the Worship service with you and each week will have a Children’s Message for you and your children. Participate as a family in worship at home just as you would in our physical church building on a Sunday morning. I guarantee this worship is shorter and may even keep your kiddo’s attention (at least for a few moments anyway).

Sunday School Program

Trinity offers Sunday School each Sunday at each campus at 9:45am for one hour. Children learn Bible stories, life application of God’s Word in their daily lives, how they are a part of God’s kingdom and how much God loves them. Summers and holiday weekends give us the opportunity to switch things up a bit and shake up the curriculum, sometimes providing group activities, sometimes trying out a multi-generational study.

 

Milestones

As children learn and grow in their knowledge of the Bible and understanding in faith, they reach tangible milestones of learning. We celebrate each of these milestones as an important step in a lifetime of learning. At Trinity, we celebrate milestones, starting from birth with baptism. We continue them in our Sunday morning program. Milestones include:

  • Age 2: Bible presentation
  • Age 3: Prayer Book
  • Age 4: The Lord’s Prayer
  • Kindergarten: The 10 Commandments
  • Grade 1: The 10 Commandments
  • Grade 2: Bible presentation and Books of the Bible
  • Grade 3: Books of the Bible
  • Grades 4 and 5: The Apostles’ Creed

All completed milestones are celebrated in a worship service.

Curriculum – Mission Campus

2 – 4 years: Hands-On

Preschool-5th Grade: Faithweaver Now
When families talk about their Christian faith, good things happen. Sunday School lessons become life lessons, lived out all week long. Each week, children will bring home talk sheets for helping families to spark meaningful, faith-building conversations. This curriculum helps create a foundation of faith that lasts a lifetime.

Curriculum – Shawnee Campus

2-year-olds: Hands-On
Kids will engage all five senses as the Bible comes alive with powerful connections between Scripture and everyday life. This curriculum in enhanced by using creative objects to connect eternal truths to kid’s daily lives. Kid’s remember God’s Word for a lifetime.

Preschool-5th Grade: Dig In
Dig In curriculum provides creative, multisensory teaching that immerses your children in deep Bible learning, helping them to know Jesus personally and grow in relationship with Him. Each week they will not only dig into a Bible story, they will learn a focused Bible point and Life Application point for their daily lives.

 

Mentoring – Mission Campus

All children from second grade to fifth grade are assigned a youth or adult mentor. This is a time for your child to develop a relationship with another person at Trinity. These relationships help children feel more comfortable in our church environment and give them valuable interaction with mature Christians. Children learn how important faith is to the adults around them. Mentoring begins promptly at 9:35am and lasts for 10 minutes. It is important for your child to be in attendance by 9:35am so they can spend the full 10 minutes with the mentor.

Sunday School Planning Calendar

 

Mission Campus

Shawnee Campus

Aug 18 Blessing of the Backpacks at 8:30 and 11am services; Sunday School Kickoff at 9:45am
Aug 25 Children’s Ministry Installation at 8:30 and 11am services; Sunday School Kickoff at 9:45am
Sept 1 Labor Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
Sept 29 Noisy Collection / Mentor Orientation (9:45am)
Oct 6 Mentors Start
Oct 12 CMLT Children’s Ministry local training by Group
Oct 20 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class at 9:45am
Oct 27 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class (9:45am) / 2-year-old Bible Milestone Parent Class (9:45am) / Bible Milestone Presentations (11am) / TRUNK OR TREAT (4:30-6pm)
Nov 3 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 10 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 17 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 24 Christmas Worship Practice
Dec 1 Thanksgiving Weekend, Movie with a Message
Dec 8 Christmas Worship Practice
Dec 14 Christmas Worship Dress Rehearsal, 9-11:30am, Saturday
Dec 15 Christmas Worship at 9:45am Service
Dec 22 No Sunday School
Dec 29 No Sunday School
Jan 5 Special Group Sunday School Event (TBD)
Jan 26 Noisy Collection
Feb 23 Milestone Sunday in 11am Service
Mar 15 Spring Break Movie with a Message
Mar 29 Fifth Sunday Noisy Collection
Apr 4 Early Communion Class, Mission Campus, 9am-12pm, Saturday
April 12 Easter Egg Hunt, No Sunday School
May 17 Sunday School Celebration
May 24 Memorial Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
May 31 Noisy Collection

 

Aug 18 Blessing of the Backpacks at 8:30 and 11am services
Sept 1 Labor Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
Sept 8 Children’s Ministry Installation at 8:30 and 11am services; Sunday School Kickoff at 9:45am
Sept 29 Noisy Collection
Oct 12 CMLT Children’s Ministry local training by Group
Oct 20 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class at 9:45am
Oct 27 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class (9:45am) / 2-year-old Bible Milestone Parent Class (9:45am) / Bible Milestone Presentations (11am) / TRUNK OR TREAT – Mission Campus (4:30-6pm)
Nov 3 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 10 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 17 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 24 Christmas Worship Practice
Dec 1 Thanksgiving Weekend, Movie with a Message
Dec 7 Children’s Christmas Worship Rehearsal, 9-11am
Dec 8 Children’s Christmas Worship at 11am Service
Dec 15 Sunday School Special Event – Birthday Party for Jesus
Dec 22 No Sunday School
Dec 29 No Sunday School
Jan 5 Special Group Sunday School Event (TBD)
Jan 26 Noisy Collection
Feb 23 Milestone Sunday in 11am Service
Mar 15 Spring Break Movie with a Message
Mar 29 Fifth Sunday Noisy Collection
Apr 4 Early Communion Class, Mission Campus, 9am-12pm, Saturday
April 12 Easter Egg Hunt, No Sunday School
May 17 Sunday School Celebration
May 24 Memorial Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
May 31 Noisy Collection

 

Mission Campus

Aug 18 Blessing of the Backpacks at 8:30 and 11am services; Sunday School Kickoff at 9:45am
Aug 25 Children’s Ministry Installation at 8:30 and 11am services; Sunday School Kickoff at 9:45am
Sept 1 Labor Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
Sept 29 Noisy Collection / Mentor Orientation (9:45am)
Oct 6 Mentors Start
Oct 12 CMLT Children’s Ministry local training by Group
Oct 20 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class at 9:45am
Oct 27 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class (9:45am) / 2-year-old Bible Milestone Parent Class (9:45am) / Bible Milestone Presentations (11am) / TRUNK OR TREAT (4:30-6pm)
Nov 3 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 10 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 17 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 24 Christmas Worship Practice
Dec 1 Thanksgiving Weekend, Movie with a Message
Dec 8 Christmas Worship Practice
Dec 14 Christmas Worship Dress Rehearsal, 9-11:30am, Saturday
Dec 15 Christmas Worship at 9:45am Service
Dec 22 No Sunday School
Dec 29 No Sunday School
Jan 5 Special Group Sunday School Event (TBD)
Jan 26 Noisy Collection
Feb 23 Milestone Sunday in 11am Service
Mar 15 Spring Break Movie with a Message
Mar 29 Fifth Sunday Noisy Collection
Apr 4 Early Communion Class, Mission Campus, 9am-12pm, Saturday
April 12 Easter Egg Hunt, No Sunday School
May 17 Sunday School Celebration
May 24 Memorial Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
May 31 Noisy Collection

 

Shawnee Campus

Aug 18 Blessing of the Backpacks at 8:30 and 11am services
Sept 1 Labor Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
Sept 8 Children’s Ministry Installation at 8:30 and 11am services; Sunday School Kickoff at 9:45am
Sept 29 Noisy Collection
Oct 12 CMLT Children’s Ministry local training by Group
Oct 20 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class at 9:45am
Oct 27 Second Grade Bible Milestone Parent & Child Class (9:45am) / 2-year-old Bible Milestone Parent Class (9:45am) / Bible Milestone Presentations (11am) / TRUNK OR TREAT – Mission Campus (4:30-6pm)
Nov 3 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 10 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 17 Christmas Worship Practice
Nov 24 Christmas Worship Practice
Dec 1 Thanksgiving Weekend, Movie with a Message
Dec 7 Children’s Christmas Worship Rehearsal, 9-11am
Dec 8 Children’s Christmas Worship at 11am Service
Dec 15 Sunday School Special Event – Birthday Party for Jesus
Dec 22 No Sunday School
Dec 29 No Sunday School
Jan 5 Special Group Sunday School Event (TBD)
Jan 26 Noisy Collection
Feb 23 Milestone Sunday in 11am Service
Mar 15 Spring Break Movie with a Message
Mar 29 Fifth Sunday Noisy Collection
Apr 4 Early Communion Class, Mission Campus, 9am-12pm, Saturday
April 12 Easter Egg Hunt, No Sunday School
May 17 Sunday School Celebration
May 24 Memorial Day Weekend, Movie with a Message
May 31 Noisy Collection