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.

 

ADVENT FAMILY DEVOTIONS JUST FOR YOU

We pray that our Advent devotional will be a special blessing to your family as you enter the Christmas season. Pick and choose activities that fit your children and your schedules. Most importantly, may you enjoy the presence of family and draw close to the God of the universe who “became flesh and dwelt among us.”

 

CHRISTMAS GIVING DRIVE

Your whole family is invited to step up to serve creatively with us this Christmas alongside our local partners, The Encouraging Place Pride for Parents Christmas Store and the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Go shopping for toys to donate to the store, make Christmas cards for Raleigh Rescue Mission clients or purchase basic supplies they need. Parents – consider working in the Christmas store. For all the details on how you and your family can participate, visit the Serve Creatively webpage and share the love of Christ.

 

CAROLS BY GLOWSTICK ON SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 5-6PM

Join us for Holy Trinity’s Carols by Glowstick on Dec. 13! This family-friendly sing-along will be accompanied by hundreds of glowsticks. Laugh at our crazy skits and get a family Christmas photo taken. This is a great event to invite your friends and neighbors to who may be looking for a church!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re limiting capacity for this event so be sure to reserve your seats early.

Please email Beth if you have any questions.

 

NURSERY WING IS OPEN AT 11AM SERVICE

Holy Trinity’s nursery wing IS open! Although it will be a little different, Trinity Kids is thrilled to welcome 10 preschool aged children (walkers to pre-K) on Sunday mornings during the 11am service!  Take a minute to read over the carefully constructed safety PROTOCOLS that are in place, as well as, family responsibilities, including an Acknowledgement of Health and Well-Being of Child(ren) form to be signed on Sundays at the registration table. Note, we are only able to accept registered (and healthy) children, so make sure to register your little one(s) using this LINK.

 

TRINITY KIDS ARE WORSHIPING TOGETHER!

Trinity Kids K-5th grade are worshiping in person at the 11am service! Children start in the sanctuary with their families and then are invited just prior to the sermon to worship in the upstairs Courtyard classroom. Miss Beth and Mr. Matt have planned a special time for your children and safety protocols are in place. Read more about it! If your family is planning to attend the 8:45am service or your children will remain in the 11am service, we’ll continue to have a stocked children’s ministry table with age appropriate bulletins, quiet fidget toys and books to use during worship.

Parents – a reminder to sign up in advance for the service of your choice so that we can maintain a safe environment and a maximum capacity of 100 people per service. If you are unable to join us in person, we are livestreaming the 8:45am service and will then post the recorded service at 10am for you to watch at your convenience. Get all the details on the Worship webpage.

 

ZOOM WITH US DURING THE WEEK.

Miss Beth and Miss Anne will host weekly preschool Zoom meetings on Thursday afternoons… join us as we watch a Bible story together, make a joyful noise to the Lord, talk with Bun Bun and her friend Racky Raccoon.  We LOVE seeing our preschoolers each week on Zoom!

Note, Meeting links will be emailed to those on the Trinity Kids distribution list. Not subscribed? Then please reach out to Lynn McPhaul to be included.

Caleb-Burr

Rev. Caleb Burr
Clergy Associate for Family Ministry
cburr@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 242

beth@2x

Beth Youmans
Director of Children’s Ministry
byoumans@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202

Upcoming Events

26nov4:00 pmPreschool Zoom!Event Type :Trinity Kids

03dec4:00 pmPreschool Zoom!Event Type :Trinity Kids

03dec5:00 pmChristmas Giving Drive - Plan to Participate by Dec. 3Event Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

10dec4:00 pmPreschool Zoom!Event Type :Trinity Kids

13dec5:00 pm6:00 pmCarols by GlowstickEvent Type :All Church,Featured Event,Trinity Kids,Trinity Students,Trinity Young Adults

TRINITY KIDS BIBLE CLUB: ON PAUSE FOR NOW

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 between services 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: ON PAUSE FOR NOW

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 Beth 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 Beth for teacher training.

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

STAY IN THE LOOP!

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