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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

trinityKids Community Night!

Please join us for a…

trinitykids Community
Game Night!

Friday, February 11th 
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!

(Kindergarten- 5th grade students only)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Children's Books for Dealing with Grief

     During the holidays, the previous death of a family member may be very difficult for a child (not to mention the adults around them). Seeing an empty seat for the first time at the Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve table may lead to questions and concerns that are especially tricky to manage. These books may help to encourage discussion and sharing for everyone and are written with the unique grief of children in mind.
     These books are available to check out through trinityKids Teacher Resource Closet. Just ask Julia Guy if you would like to borrow them. 

Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert
Grandma's Scrapbook by Josephine Nobisso 
The Saddest Time (An Abert Whitman Prairie Book) by Norma Simon 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A petition for trinityKids volunteers...

Dear Families,                                                                                                                                     
     During the months of March, April, and May, trinityKids could use your help! Since, God-willing, I will be giving birth to my own little one in mid-March, we are hoping to get a full roster of volunteers in order to ensure that all areas are covered during my absence and in order to provide a safe and happy environment for all children. Even if you don’t serve regularly with the kids’ ministry, I would love your help on a Sunday or two during those months. The areas of greatest need are the Nursery, Walker, and Toddler rooms. If you have a child in one of those rooms, we can make arrangements for you to serve in their area. Please contact me by email (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) or we can chat on Sunday morning. Thanks so much!!                                                                                                                                                              
                                                              Best, Julia Guy J

The Celebration of Epiphany

     For many of us, the beauty of Epiphany was not a part of our childhood; Christmas was simply followed by the New Year and eventually Easter. But the season of Epiphany is a wonderful reflection of our welcoming of the infant king into the world. Author David Katski succinctly summarizes this holy season as follows: “[Epiphany is] observed on January 6th, the Epiphany celebration remembers the three miracles that manifest the divinity of Christ. The name "Epiphany" comes from the Greek word Epiphania, and means, "to show, make known, or reveal." The celebration originated in the Eastern Church in AD 361, beginning as a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Later, additional meanings were added  the visit of the three Magi, Christ's baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle at the wedding in Cana. These three events are central to the definition of Epiphany, and it’s meaning is drawn from these occurrences” (sharefaith.com).

     trinityKids will be celebrating the season of Epiphany by learning about Creation and the stories of the Old Testament. Throughout the Epiphany season, I recommend that you talk with your child about God’s revelations to the world through His story, which led the way toward our reconciliation through Christ. You may consider asking them,

“I wonder how God prepared the world for the coming of the baby Jesus?”
“I wonder how the people felt when they first heard about Jesus?”
“I wonder if the people who understood God’s story realized what was really happening?”