Youth Experience

Trinity provides a variety of programs for youth to engage in service, fellowship and education.

The youth of Trinity are encouraged to serve their church, their community, and the world by participating in fellowship and social ministry efforts, property projects, assisting as worship helpers and Sunday School teachers, and sharing their talents in our various music groups.

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young,but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

Christian Education

Our Christian Education program provides educational opportunities to continually nurture members as they grow their faith in Christ and increase their understanding of God’s love. In so doing we enable them to spread the light of God’s love by reflecting that light in the community and the world.

Sunday School

Sunday school is offered between our worship services from 9:45 - 10:45 for:

Preschool through Sixth Grade aged children. We offer age related basic Christian education and activities to nurture our youngest members in their understanding of God’s love and what it means to be one of God’s people.

Seventh and Eighth Grade. The 7th and 8th grade experience is integral to our confirmation program as our youth prepare to become full-fledged members of the congregation. The biblical stories, catechism and life considerations complement the weekday confirmation program (see below).

High School Youth. Our high school age group will explore aspects of their faith and beliefs using bible stories and current events to frame discussions. The objective is to assist these youth in determining how to live among God's faithful people while being a light to the world around them.

Also see Youth Group/TLC Disciples and Owl's descriptions for fellowship and service activities which complement our Sunday School program for 5th - 12th graders.

 

Confirmation

Our two-year Confirmation program prepares our youth to become full-fledged members of the congregation. Activities and lessons are designed to help confirmands explore and address their intent to continue in the covenant God made with them in Holy Baptism. The program includes church related service activities as well as a capstone project.

Our confirmation class will address faith and life topics including the Bible with emphasis on the life of Jesus, our history as Lutherans, and church doctrines. More importantly, together we discover and explore the meaning and importance of the Christian faith in our lives and how this faith fits into our modern world. We assist and encourage these youth to determine how to live among God's faithful people while being a light to the world around them.

Please join us as we uncover and discover our faith together. Weekday classes gather on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The 7th and 8th grade Sunday School classes (noted above) are integral to the confirmation program.

 

Youth Groups

TLC Disciples

The TLC Disciples is for those in Grades 9-12. They meet every Sunday during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45) for fellowship, prayer, and discussion of current events. They elect their own officers, who serve on a school calendar based year, to help govern themselves.  For more information, please contact Deanna Dixon, the TLC Disciple Advisor, or Ben Morrison, the TLC Disciple President.

 

 

ELCA Programs

Many youth participate in the summer and year-round programs offered by the ELCA, such as Rise Up!, the national youth gathering to be held in Detroit in 2015, and the New England Synod, such as the annual Youth Gathering at Hammonasset or various programs offered at Camp Calumet.

Scouting

An integral part of our Youth Ministry is the support of Scouting programs. Trinity is the chartering organization responsible for Boy Scout Troop 212. Trinity has welcomed and hosted Girl Scout troops and other Scouting groups at the District and Council level as well.