Church School at Trinity
Jenn Summers, Vestry LiaisonCell: 267-614-0812
Mr. Stephen Wilson
Office: 215-297-5135 x.229,
Director of Youth & Children's Ministries
|September 18, 9:15||-||First Day of Church School and Youth Eucharist (4th-12th)||Church School Registration Form||, Allergy Form|
|October 02, 9:30||-||Blessing of the Animals Service, Upper Parking Lot|
|October 16, 9:30||-||Youth Eucharist (grades 4-12)|
|December 18, 9:30||-||Christmas Pageant|
Church School At A Glance
Church School Education is offered for Pre-K through 12th grade (ages 4 through 18).
Church School classes meet during the 9:30 a.m. service.
(No school during summer nor during Youth Eucharist)
The children go directly into their classrooms when they arrive. (9:15 AM 9:25 AM) and then
join their families in church at the Peace, as noted in the bulletin
(The children are then with their parents as they leave the church.)
When there is a forum, there will be extended child care for all ages in the nursery, so that the parents may attend the forum.
Resources for Parents:
Books For Parents Are you looking for books that can guide you in facilitating a quality worship experience for yourselves and your children?
Books on Saints Joel Esala, former Director of Youth Ministries, has selected these books to help children (and all of us) explore "All Saint's Day".
Our PhilosophyThe Church School Ministry is charged with sharing the sacred trust of the religious education and spiritual nurturing of our children with their parents. Our purpose is to develop and implement a Church School curricula that share with Trinity's children the biblical story of faith and the presence of God's love in their lives and to provide special events that provide an opportunity for Church School children to live out a service of love. The story of our faith, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and our love of neighbors are all connected in powerful ways and experienced by Trinity's young people.
The ProgramChurch School education is offered for young people from age 3 through age 18. Church School classes meet during the 9:30 service. Pre-K through Fifth Grade classes utilize the Episcopal Church Curriculum while a customized curriculum has been designed for the middle and high school classes. Some of the older youth will occasionally offer their assistance in the younger classes. A Youth Eucharist (for grades 4-12) is also scheduled the 3rd Sunday for all classes (and open to all who wish to join), providing an opportunity for some large group programming. Therefore there is no church school classes on those Sundays.
Parental InvolvementOur Church School curriculum and programs are designed to assist parents in providing Christian education for their children. Often, materials are sent home to help continue conversations and learning and provide some consistency for the children.
Parents are asked to:
responsibility for enabling their children to attend regularly.
Volunteer and sign up to help with special events and activities.
New Families: Parents are ask to fill out a Church School Registration Form and an Allergy Form, which can be downloaded here and filled out at home; then mailed back to church or handed in when you come to church, whichever is convenient for you. Please contact Mr. Stephen Wilson, email@example.com if you have any further questions.
Christian Education Lead Team - The team works to provide age-appropriate Christian education to all children in the Trinity family, from nursery through high school. Membership includes a range of parish members, the Director of Youth & Children Ministries, and the Church School Vestry Liaison. Through careful evaluation of the overall curriculum, special large group activities, outreach projects, and the Childrens' Chapel, the team strives to keep the Church School program dynamic, thereby helping assure the childrens' commitment to their faith.
2011-12 schedule for the Christian Education Lead Team meetings:
(all meetings are held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30)
|September 15, 2011||,||October 13, 2011||,||November 10, 2011||,||December 8, 2011||,||January 26, 2012||,||February 23, 2012||,||April 12, 2012||,||May 10, 2012|
Resources for Christian Education Team
Nursery Care - This service is available for infants and young children every Sunday at the 9:30 services, and most other services, or events of the parish. Children may be left in the nursery through the church service and coffee hour, and Trinity forums. The nursery and toddler rooms are staffed every Sunday with a minimum of two adults. Whenever practical, we aim to provide separate care for 0-2 years old, and 2-3 years old. If the numbers do not warrant splitting the classes, then they will be combined, which often creates a more sociable environment for the children.
Early Communion - Early Communion will prepare children who are in 1st grade (approximately, each parent can decide when it is appropriate to start their child) This program is for children either about to receive communion for the first time or who are already receiving and interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the sacrament. When children receive communion, it is a decision to be made by each family. This program helps parents explain to their children what we believe about Eucharist, as well as the practical question of how to come forward and receive the bread and the cup.
Youth Confirmation - In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibility of their Baptism and to receive the laying on the hands by the Bishop. Youth Confirmation involves a six to eight week curriculum led by the Rector, Director of Youth and Children's Ministries and a team of dedicated Laity. Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison will preside over the Confirmation this year on March 25, 2012.
Vacation Bible School
Download VBS application form
SonRise National Park
Monday July 30-Friday August 3, 2012, 9am-12pm
Pre-k (4 years) through 5th grade
Download Allergy form
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org One week during the summer, Vacation Bible School is offered to the children in the area, Prek and older (you do not have to be a member to enroll your child - All are welcome). For fun and exploration of biblical stories (and don't forget - summer fun with a child's imagination in mind) join us for VBS! Vacation Bible School is generally held around the first week in August.
Church School Teacher List 2010-2011
K-1st GradeVal Jopling
2nd & 3rd GradeChristine Angulo
4th - 5th GradeAmy Bucher
6th - 8th GradeDenise Martini
9th - 12th GradeAlex Bove
Youth Group Assistants
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