Parents will notice that Trinity’s Sunday school hour does not coincide with our worship hour. This is very intentional at Trinity, as we believe that children are an intimate part of our community of faith, welcome in every part of church life. What’s more, we believe it is important for us all–adults and children alike–to both study the story of God’s love for us in Scripture through Sunday school (and adult education opportunities) and to worship God fully. As such, we believe children need worship, so that they can learn and explore and experience the breadth and depth of their faith.
However, we also know that a full hour of “traditional” worship may not be desirable for our young children, who benefit from worship that is intentionally geared to their developmental abilities. As such, Trinity offers Children’s Church the first Sunday of every month for children through and including the 3rd grade. The remaining Sundays, children are encouraged to sit with their families. Worship bags with age-appropriate activities are available in the Narthex.
On Sunday morning at worship time, children begin worship sitting with their parents in the pews. Then, after the Children’s Message (in which all the children are invited up for a special message just for them during the regular worship service), the children are welcome to either return to the pews with their grown-ups or exit the sanctuary to attend Children’s Church.