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- Trinity Kids provides spiritual guidance, education, & community for children from infancy through 5th grade. For Preschool through 5th grade, the “contemplative model”; of children’s ministry is used to provide the framework for learning about the stories of the Bible, with a focus back to the gospel & salvation of Jesus Christ. Lessons and discussions are hands-on, reflective, and open-ended. Please contact Julia Guy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or to learn more about Godly Play and the contemplative model.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
On Saturday, the children did a fantastic job sharing the story of our Savior's birth, as told in the books of Matthew and Luke. It was glorious. There were so many precious moments of grace, innocence, and sweetness (with a little mischief, as well, of course). Nearly 200 community and family members attended to learn of the mysterious and miraculous beginning of Jesus' life on earth.
Thank you especially to Marty Reardon and the other Worship musicians that assisted in making the pageant a unique and beautiful opportunity to glorify God. Thank you to Glen Sutton for doing an excellent job with the sound, lights, and perfecting the traveling star. Also, I am so thankful for Emily Braund and Corrie Madlem, who helped to herd our sheep and cow chorus from behind the scenes.
Please look forward to photos coming soon, courtesy of the magnificent Andy Lee and Ashley Jones.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
www.onlineministries.creighton.edu & www.anglicansonline.org/special/advent.html
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This week, we will be discussing the next six symbols, as described below.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Day 1: The Light of Creation (represented by a picture of the Earth); Genesis 1:1
Day 2: The First Sin (represented by an apple and a snake); Isaiah 53:6
Day 3: Inside the Ark (represented by an ark with a rainbow); Romans 6:23
Day 4: The Call to Abram (represented by a camel and a tent); Genesis 12:3b
Day 5: Isaac and the Lamb (represented by a lamb); John 1:29b
Day 6: Jacob's Ladder (represented by a ladder); Genesis 28:15a
I will continue to write reflections and provide more information on the trinitykids blog throughout the Advent season, along with questions and reflections to complement each symbol so that you can continue to the conversation with your child at home.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
have fun & fellowship with other kids!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
trinitykids Community Night!
Friday, May 21st
6:30- 8:30 pm
Come play games, have fun & fellowship with other kids!
(Pizza will be sold for $1 a slice.)
Friends are welcome!
Please sign up in the Gathering Room so we can be sure to have
enough for all to enjoy. Thanks!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
trinitykids Vacation Bible School!
Monday- Saturday, July 5th- 10th
Children entering Kindergarten- 2nd grade:
9:00 am- 12:00 noon daily
Children entering 3rd- 5th grade:
9:00 am- 3:00 pm daily (lunch included)
Youth in 6th- 8th grade may participate as Junior Counselors
Saturday will be a celebration picnic & field trip: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm for all children & their families
Sign ups will begin in late May
We will be studying the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-10) through story-telling, singing, play, creation, & service.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
trinityKids will be hosting an artist reception to celebrate the youngest artists in our community. Beginning April 9th and continuing throughout the Easter season, paintings, drawings, and sculpture created by artists in preschool through 5th grade will be on display. Each piece was created in response to lessons & stories taught from scripture. On May 7th, please join us for a proper Artists' Reception. Children and their families are invited to come and celebrate the work. Families, friends, and community members are also invited to attend. This will be a special opportunity to honor these amazing young artists.
"The child must know that they are a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like them."
Come celebrate the uniqueness of each child and enjoy their honest and thoughtful expressions of God's blessing!!
~Refreshments will be provided- so come and feast!~
The Season of Easter is a very special time in the church year. Of course, it is about more than Easter bunnies and pastel colored eggs. The Easter Season is a wonderful time to glory in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Throughout the weeks of Easter, we can focus our time and energy on the reunion we have with God our Father. We can focus on the beauty of his creation and all the wonderful blessings we enjoy because of God’s benevolence and grace. I encourage you to celebrate these things with your children. Remind them every day that God has given them an abundance of blessing through their families, their friends, their teachers, the natural world around them, the food that they eat, and the incredible freedoms that they enjoy. trinityKids and the larger Trinity family will be celebrating the Easter Season through art, music, story-telling, and community building. Let us take joy and excitement in the resurrection! Christ has died, Christ has RISEN, Christ will come again! Also, please celebrate those children and young people who committed their lives to following Christ by being baptized on Easter. Congratulations to Mia, Pressley, Deonte, Anna, Andrew, & Caid!!
This prayer can be a reminder to us of the miracle of Easter::
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon us, your servants the forgiveness of sin and have raised us to the new life of grace. Strengthen us, O Lord, with your presence, enfold us in the arms of your mercy, and keep us safe forever. Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom every family in heaven and earth is names, grant you to be strengthened with might by his Holy Spirit, that, Christ dwelling in your hearts by faith, you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Friends are welcome! :)
Please sign up in the Gathering Room (or through this invitation) so we can be sure to have enough for all to enjoy. Thanks! Pizza will also be sold for $1 a slice.
(Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy some time for fellowship as well, but trinityKids volunteers will be overseeing all of the activities.)
*Kindergarten- 5th grade students only*
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Lent is a precious and sacred time in the church year. It is a season for preparation and focus on the miracle of the Resurrection; a time to draw closer to the mystery of God’s love and compassion for us. It is difficult for children to fully realize the incredible gift that was given when God gave his only son as a sacrifice for our sin. Children can, however, be encouraged to think deeply about and speak openly about God and Jesus through story telling, worship, and prayer.
There are many ways to help children enter in to the season of Lent thoughtfully and in a way that feels right for them. Consider speaking frankly with your child about sacrifice. Perhaps they could “give up” something during the weeks of Lent in order to experience sacrifice in a small way. Or as a family, you could spend more time in prayer or in reading from the Bible daily. There are many picture books that can also be read to elicit conversation and better understanding for children. We will be discussing these themes in the trinityKids classrooms and worship times; I encourage you to talk with your child at home as well and help them to acknowledge and participate in the season of Lent as we look forward to the Resurrection.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
trinityKids will be offering a class for parents, teachers, and volunteers at Trinity. The primary theme of the class will be Howard Gardner's "multiple intelligences", or learning styles. All children (and adults) learn in their own special way. When instruction only addresses one or two of these styles, children can become frustrated, apathetic, or disillusioned. When multiple learning styles are addressed in an educational environment (at school, church, home, or elsewhere), children feel validated, encouraged, motivated, and hopeful.
Learn more about Howard Gardner at: http://www.edutopia.org/howard-gardner-interview.
In this class, you will consider the various ways that children learn and grow. You will learn how to encourage the "multiple intelligences" in your children (or those that you work with) and the children here at Trinity. The material for the class is based on my 7 years of experience in teaching Elementary school, as well as some of my Master's coursework in Curriculum & Instruction. I will try to make it as accessible as possible for parents and teachers alike. It is going to be a fun and active class. I will be offering this class on Wednesday, March 10th (6:30- 9:00 pm) & Wednesday, March 31st (6:30- 9:00 pm) as well. Please just respond with a comment if either of those dates work better for you! :)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The season of Lent brings with it an atmosphere of sacrifice, refinement, and preparation. As we try to realize that depth of love that led to Christ’s crucifixion, we may draw near to the disciplines of study & meditation. As we seek to refine ourselves and prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, perhaps we aspire to spend more time in fasting and silence. During the weeks of Lent, children will be invited to spend time in preparation as well. Through a series of focused lessons and discussions, children who are interested will have the opportunity to ready themselves for Baptism. Children will explore the importance of Scripture & the Ten Commandments, will be guided through the Lord’s Prayer, and will learn more about Prayer. This preparation class is called “Catechism.” Catechesis is simply “an education in the faith of children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life” (from Catechism of the Catholic Church).
If your child has expressed interest in Baptism, I encourage you to talk frankly and honestly with them and pray fervently for the Lord’s guidance about whether or not to join the Catechism class. The Apostle Peter wrote, “and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21).
At Trinity, children will be meeting during the 11:30 service with a trinityKids teacher in lieu of their regular class time. Please sign in as usual, letting the Administrator know that your child will be attending the Catechism class. The class will begin on March 7th and will continue until March 28th. Baptisms will take place through immersion on Easter Sunday during the 11:30 service. It is expected that catechumens will attend all four classes.