TRINITY KIDS

In imitation of our Lord, we value the littlest members of our congregation and consider them no less than adults in God’s kingdom! At Holy Trinity Anglican, we are committed to creating space for your children to meet with God and supporting parents as they raise their children to love and honor the Lord.

 

FUN IDEAS FOR YOUR CHILDREN WHILE AT HOME

The website is so encouraging and has wonderful ideas about how to model putting our trust in him. https://www.thecommonrule.org/spiritual-rhythms-for-quarantine

Singing together as a family is a great way to bring joy into your home. In the Nursery Wing, we love to sing Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, This Little Light of Mine, and Praise Him and Praise Him All Ye Little Children. In Children’s Worship, some favorites are Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This is the Day, and River of Life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wNCCdCoJlY&feature=youtu.be

The children’s worship story for this week is Jesus Raised Lazarus, John 11:1-7, 17-44.

Below are ideas your children might enjoy.
ABC Praises: One way to help your elementary-aged children learn to praise God in prayer is by using the ABCs. Help them understand the difference in thanking God and praising God. Talk about how we thank God for what he has done, and we praise God for who he is. Praising God is talking about his character, what he is like. You might say, “When we pray together today, we’re going to use the ABCs to help us praise God. Let’s think of three words to describe God that begin with the letter “A.” Come up with the words together. At first, they’ll need help getting the “hang of it.” They might come up with awesome, almighty or amazing. Model how to use this in a prayer. For example, “Dear God, you are awesome. You are almighty. You are amazing.” The next time you pray with them, let them choose the letter they want to use. You might also help them look in the Psalms to find words that describe God’s character.

Books of the Bible: Choose one of the songs on YouTube to learn the books of the Bible. Here are two of the many options. https://youtu.be/-Oc8mk1nyPg , https://youtu.be/5pXpdFgxlbg

Recycle Robots: Collect different sized boxes, cardboard tubes, bottle caps, etc. and tape them together to make recycled robots. Take pictures of them to send us at the emails below.

Kool-Aid Playdough: Use this link for the recipe for the playdough we use in the Nursery Wing. If you don’t have Kool-Aid, you can use food coloring. At church, we especially like adding glitter to our playdough. We also like working in a little extra flour if it sticks to our hands.

Please email your favorite blogs and/or ideas so we can share them with everyone. Neville Sinclair elementary@htcraleigh.org Lynn McPhaul kidsadmin@htcraleigh.org Anne Sherman nursery@htcraleigh.org

NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL

We want your little ones Sunday morning to be just as worshipful as the adults in “Big Church.” Our classrooms are full of storybooks that fill the children’s minds with the grace and knowledge of God from a young age.

Once children turn two, they participate in Preschool Worship, where they sing songs, hear a Bible story and do a craft or activity that relates to the story. Over the course of the year, they work their way through the Bible, starting in Genesis and ending with the New Jerusalem.

Nursery and Preschool classrooms can be found in our locked Nursery Wing hallway. Check-in for Sunday morning begins at 8:30am (9:40am during the summer as we go to one 10am service) and our friendly Nursery Team can get your child checked in or out at any time during the service.

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP (K-5TH GRADE)

Children in K-5th grade start out worshiping with their families in the sanctuary, then leave just before the sermon for their own special time of musical worship and Scripture. They join their families back in “Big Church” for communion and the last hymn.

During Children’s Worship, kids worship musically by singing and playing instruments, we say the Lord’s prayer together, and welcome visitors. We then move onto our weekly Bible story, and the children get to respond with discussion, games and/or writing in their prayer journal. Our goal for Children’s Worship is to create a space for kids to meet with the Lord and truly worship in ways that reflect their age and developmental level.

We use the Gospel Project Curriculum, taught by godly parents and church members who have a heart to share the gospel with kids. The Gospel Project is a three-year curriculum that walks kids through the major stories of the Bible, showing how each one points to Christ.

Interim Trinity Kids Leadership Team
Neville Sinclair – Elementary Kids, elementary@htcraleigh.org
Anne Sherman – Nursery, nursery@htcraleigh.org
Lynn McPhaul – Administrator, kidsadmin@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202

Upcoming Events

10apr12:00 pm11:50 pmGood Friday Noon Service OnlineEvent Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

12apr8:00 amEaster Service OnlineEvent Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

19apr10:00 am11:00 amNew Member Sunday CANCELLEDEvent Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

TRINITY KIDS BIBLE CLUB

This is your child’s opportunity to get to know and love their Bible through fun games and competition! Kids can earn tickets by winning games, memorizing verses and answering Bible trivia questions. They can save up their tickets for larger prizes or cash in each week for smaller prizes and candy.

Trinity Kids Bible Club meets from 10:10-10:50am (resumes Fall 2019) in the upstairs kids’ classrooms.

CHILD SAFETY

We take child safety very seriously at Holy Trinity Anglican. Everyone on our Trinity Kids Team is carefully screened and interviewed and must submit references before joining the team. In addition, everyone serving in the children’s and student ministries, as well as the staff and Vestry, are required to attend our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training once every two years. Our nursery and preschool classrooms are located in a locked hallway that is monitored by our trained nursery wing team. All our children’s ministry programming and activities are structured to adhere to our children’s ministry safety policy to make sure kids are safe at all times.

MORE, MORE AND MORE

In addition to our Sunday morning programming, Trinity Kids offers many special events throughout the year that give your children new worship experiences, opportunities to proclaim their faith and just have fun as a child of God. Be on the look-out for the following opportunities:

  • Fine Arts Camp – end of July, early August
  • Back to School Picnic – August 25
  • Bible Club – September-May during the 10am Foundations hour
  • Advent Celebration – Early December
  • Christmas Eve Pageant – December 24
  • First Communion Class – During Lent
  • Special Family Services – Throughout the year

HOW YOU CAN SERVE

We believe that teaching and walking alongside children is one of the most important jobs in the church. When a child is baptized, we all agree to support the child and their family in their spiritual walk. For some, that means keeping the children in the Church in their prayers, for others it means serving in the Children’s Ministry in some way. We have an amazing, intergenerational team of godly men and women who invest in the kids on a regular basis. Here are some examples of how you might serve if you feel you are called to join the Trinity Kids Team:

Grandmas for God – this extremely important role is one that supports the Nursery Wing by helping keep the roll, assisting with supplies and bathroom breaks, monitoring to make sure the child safety policy standards are upheld, and alerting parents if a child needs to be picked up early for any reason. We love our team of GGs, not just for the valuable help they provide, but also because they allow  relationships to be built across the generations as they interface with young families.

Children’s Worship Teacher – if God has given you a passion for teaching God’s Word, and a love for children, this could be a great fit for you! Most teachers serve once a month, teaching in Children’s Worship (during the sermon & prayers). The curriculum is provided, but teachers have some flexibility and creativity in their choice for activities and discussion questions.

Bible Club Teacher – Bible Club teachers have some of the most fun in the Children’s Ministry! Bible Club is all about playing and competing your way to a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Kids look forward to Bible Club as a time of hanging out with friends, having fun, and trying to see who can win the most tickets!

Preschool Teacher – Preschoolers are already so curious and excited to hear about God and it is so enjoyable to watch them connect with Scripture and God’s Spirit! The Preschool Teachers spend the entire service in the Preschool room, walking the children through a set rhythm with the kids that includes a snack, songs, a Bible story, and an activity that ties in with the story.

Nursery Runner – We want families to feel safe and secure as their little ones get dropped off for Nursery. Our Runners are absolutely indispensable for making sure families are welcomed, and children are gently led or carried  to the correct classroom. Runners generally serve about once a month.

Serving in Trinity Kids

We take the safety of our children very seriously, so the process to join the team is a bit more rigorous than other ministry positions in the church. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to serve:

Step 1: Attend the church for at least 6 months.

Step 2: Email Neville to schedule an in-person interview.

Step 3: Fill out the Trinity Children and Student Application Packet.

Step 4: Complete Holy Trinity Anglican’s training for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Step 5: Meet with Neville for teacher training.

Please pray about the opportunity to serve in these vital ministries.  We can’t do it without people like you!

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