But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Luke 18: 16

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 (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) with any questions or to learn more about Godly Play and the contemplative model.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Great Green Growing Season

As the Easter Season ends, we will be beginning a time of learning and growing often called “Common Time” on the Liturgical calendar. In trinitykids, we call this time the “Great Green Growing” Season, as that is what we strive to do. This season is a time for learning more about the work of Jesus and the work that he has commissioned us to do, which is to “…go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28: 19-20). The lessons that are taught during this time are focused on the parabolic teachings of Jesus, as well as character studies & story telling from the Old Testament. This is a special time for growing in our faith and learning more about our role as the hands and feet of Christ. Another important aspect of this time will be the beginning of the summer schedule in trinitykids. Similar to last summer, students will join their parents for worship during the months of June, July, and August. Students in preschool through 5th grade will then be checked in as usual (after the initial musical worship time has ended), at which time they will enjoy a lesson or art response time, led by one of the trinitykids teachers.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

trinityKids Summer Events!

This summer, trinitykids will be gathering often to build community, have fun, and enjoy our wonderful city. We will continue with the monthly Community Nights, but we will also be meeting weekly to enjoy other events around the city and the surrounding areas. All children (even the little bitty ones) are welcome to attend, as long as they are accompanied by an adult (parent, babysitter, nanny, family member). Think of these as big community Play Dates. A full schedule of the events, locations, and costs is available in the Gathering Room. Signups will begin in mid May, so please take a moment between now and then to decide which events you or your family will attend. I have worked hard to find the most reasonable prices and many locations offer group discounts, so be sure to sign up ahead of time to take advantage of the lower cost.

It's going to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to grow as a community of friends.

Here is a brief summary for you, but please remember that there is quite a bit more information available in the schedules that you can pick up in the Gathering Room.

June 3 (Thurs): Bowling
June 11 (Fri): Community Night
June 18 (Fri): Puppet Show
June 25 (Fri): Drive-in Movie

July 3 (Sat): High Museum of Art
July 5-10 (Mon- Sat): Vacation Bible School, for rising kinder- 5th grade
July 17-18 (Fri- Sat): Butterfly Festival
July 30 (Fri): Young Chefs Academy Baking Workshop

first week of August (tbd): Blueberry Picking
August 13 (Fri): Community Night
August 18 (Wed): Atlanta Botanical Gardens
August 27 (Fri): Imagine it! Children's Museum

I hope you will be able to join us!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

trinityKids Community Night

Please join us for a…

trinitykids Community Night!

Friday, April 16th
6:30- 8:30 pm

Come make Spring-themed crafts, have fun & fellowship with other kids!

(Pizza will be sold for $1 a slice.)

Friends are welcome!

Please sign up in the Gathering Room or email Julia (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) so we can be sure to have enough for all to enjoy. Thanks!

(Kindergarten- 5th grade students only)

Vacation Bible School

Please SAVE the DATE for

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 Art Show & Reception

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."

~Pablo Casals

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 Easter Season

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.