We as Trinity Episcopal Church Family Ministries aspire to build relationships in order to create a faith community that is welcoming and engaging to the Trinity Family at all stages of life.
Trinity welcomes all children and youth to participate in Trinity's Sunday School program. Nursery care is available during 10:00 am Sunday Services and select church events. (Parents receive a pager in case the Nursery Care Supervisor needs to contact them during the service.) Our Sunday School format follows the Discovering God/Eye on God Curriculum.
As Jesus was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him "Follow me." And he got up and followed him.
Like the disciples, we are called by Jesus to follow the Way of Love. With God’s help, we can turn from the powers of sin, hatred, fear, injustice, and oppression toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom. In turning, we reorient our lives to Jesus Christ, falling in love again, again, and again.
- What practices help you to turn again and again to Jesus and the Way of Love?
- Who will be your companion as you turn toward Jesus?
The earliest followers of Jesus were known as people of the Way. Using language which harkens back to this ancient identity, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited all Episcopalians to reflect on what it means to walk the Way of Love made known by Jesus. This approach invites us to focus on what practices make up a healthy life of faith. They suggest 7: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest.
This year, our formation classes will be using this framework as a point of departure. Each month our classes will focus on one of the practices. As a way of walking with them, the bulletin will include information for the rest of the parish on which practices they are thinking about.
On December 1, we invite families to join the Saturday evening Eucharist to experience a different type of service as we kick off “Worship” theme. The service is at 5pm, and we’ll share a simple supper and make advent wreaths after.
As noted, we will share in advent wreath making the weekend of 12/1-12/2. This is a great opportunity for everyone at Trinity to be deliberating in anticipating the birth of Christ at home. Kits will be available for purchase (in whole or in part). To ensure we have enough supplies, please sign up on the sign-up sheet in Millett hall or by contacting the office. Please let us know if you need the whole kit or just a refresh on candles and/or greens.
The children have been learning about blessings, both receiving them and bestowing them. In order to learn more about bestowing them. In order to learn more about bestowing blessings, we would like to sponsor a glove, hat, and sock drive for our PADS guests. Large sizes are best. Items can be brought to Sunday School until Sunday, December 9.