Children are a vital part of our life here at Trinity!
Children have a place of welcome and honor among us at Trinity. Our ministries with children include:
Baptism is conducted during the Sunday morning worship service.
Parents and godparents promise to raise their child in the faith and the Trinity.
Family members promise to assist them in that vow. In order to schedule your child’s baptism.
Contact the church office at 718/278-0036 or email our office administrator, Scott Munson, at email@example.com.
Connect the TOTS is a partnership with our sister congregation, Connections Church NYC, in which we hold a gathering of toddlers and parents/guardians each Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon in our church basement.
Activities include playtime, storytime, snacks and conversation among the parents.
No registration is required – just show up.
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Sunday School is offered for children ages 4 to 12 years old (confirmation age) and is taught each week by two adults.
Sunday School runs from fall through the end of May/early June.
Lessons are from the Old Testament but also include a message about God’s work through Jesus.
Storytime, crafts, music, videos and games help to reinforce each particular Sunday story.
Children begin in worship with their parents, head down for class after the Children’s Sermon, and return to their parents in worship in time for Holy Communion.
Sunday School Choir is held once a month.
In place of the Children’s Sermon, the kids present a song they have learned in their class.
Each week Pastor Paul (or another adult) spends time in worship talking with the kids and also sharing a story (most often related to that week’s Sunday School lesson) about God’s love for them. These can be lively times in our worship!
Children’s Handbell choir:
Some elementary age children are members of this group that provides a beautiful musical selection during worship once a month.
Rehearsals are on Sundays @ 12:15 p.m. in the Balcony.
Speak with handbell director Richard Walker for more information
First Communion class:
Each child is given a wafer from Pastor Paul during communion each week and told, “This is the Bread of Life for you, to know that you are loved by God forever.”
When the parents feel the child is ready, they can enter into instruction about Holy Communion – usually first or second grade, they are registered for a two week class with Pastor Paul and other instructors.
The book “A Place for You” is used along with other techniques to help the child grasp what is happening in Holy Communion. A parent/guardian is required to attend the class as well.
After the instruction, on a particular Sunday, First Holy Communion is celebrated.
Speak to Pastor Paul for more details.
Vacation Bible School:
Each summer Connections Church NYC holds a week-long program for elementary age children. It usually occurs in the early evening.
Go to www.connectionschurchnyc.com for more details.
When a child reaches Middle School years, if they desire, they can join this two-year program of deeper instruction in the Christian faith.
Taught by Pastor Paul and Deacon Rob Sinanan, it presently meets every 3rd Thursday evening from 7-8:30 p.m.
Classes are based on study of the bible, both Old and New Testaments, The Small Catechism of Martin Luther, and personal experiences in life.
Boy Scouts of America:
Trinity is home to Troop 70 of the Boy Scouts, which meets on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the church basement.
Email Scoutmaster Joel Acosta for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
As our children grow into youth and young adults, more activities will be offered including regular youth group.
We are planning to participate in the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering in Minnesota in the summer of 2021.
During the year, various outings are offered for our children and youth.
Trips include Chuck E. Cheese, parks, picnics, etc.