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Education at Trinity Church
Starting up again, September 16, 2012
Sundays at 10:00 a.m...Sunday School for all ages
All ages are welcome at church services at Trinity Church. In addition, Sunday School classes for all ages meet from 10:00 to 10:50 on Sunday mornings during the school year.
Sunday School (and most other classes and formation activities) meet in the Parish House behind the church. Children meet in the classrooms on the ground floor or on the second floor. Adults usually meet in the Foster Room on the first floor of the Parish House.
Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten
Child care is provided for infants through age 3. It is available during the school year from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm. and in the summer for the 10:00 am service. The nursery is on the lowest level of the Parish House.
The Godly Play I curriculum is specially designed for this age group, combining story-telling, prayer, singing, reverence for holy space, hands-on activities and a snack. The classroom is on the ground floor.
1st & 2nd Grades
This class follows the Godly Play II curriculum combining age-appropriate hands-on activities using story-telling, prayer and singing while teaching reverence for holy space. This class is held on the ground floor.
Grades 3 through 5
Youth in these grades experience a rotation styled curriculum, written by members of the rotation committee, which are based on one passage of Scripture each four weeks. This year all of the Scripture passages relate to the theme “Let there be Light” from the first book of Genesis. The rotations include a variety of responses to the stories, including a “Creation Station,” which is artistic in nature, an “Exploration Station” through which the students will explore one area of the actual church building, such as the altar or organ areas; then the class will work through a “Service Station” to do service or outreach for others, and will wrap up each month with a “Reflection Station” where the students will consider what the experiences and the passage of Scripture mean to them. The class usually meets on the ground floor.
Grades 6 through 8
Journey to Adulthood is the curriculum we use for this age group. We use Bible study, prayer, outreach projects and serious and playful activities to help students to acquire skills they will need to participate as adults in church and society: listening, assertion, negotiation, research and information management, partnership and leadership. Activities focus on exploration of self and each student’s creative potential, community building and exploring Biblical stories of God and God’s people. We want to create a safe haven for our young people to explore new ideas, new interests and new abilities and challenge them to become good stewards of their time, talent and treasures as they make their journey towards adulthood.
Senior High Youth
Our students in grades 9 - 12 meet each Sunday morning for an exploration of the Scriptures and their relevance to society today and to the participants' experience of life through The Wired Word. The group also meets twice a month for extra activities promoting fellowship and outreach. Also offered to senior youth and to adults is confirmation class preparing for the Confirmation ceremony.
Adult Sunday School
Adults meet for class during the regular Sunday School hour from 10:00a.m. to around 10:45a.m. This year we will offer two concurrent classes, one that will meet in the Foster Room including a variety of topics and the other, meeting in McCracken Hall, will be Gospel du Jour, in which the group focuses on the lectionary gospel reading of the day.
Adult Formation Groups
These are 6 week small discussion groups led by guest presenters and clergy. The current schedule and link to sign up page is available here.
Book Discussion Groups - Novel Theology
Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Foster Room, open to all who have read the book being discussed. View the 2013 book list.
Inquirer's Classes and Trinity 101
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