Out of an abundance of care for our neighbor we embrace the unconventional year ahead with faith formation offerings prioritizing worshipping as a family, limited screen time, opportunities for safe and equitable fellowship, flexibility, grace, and routine.
Children’s Bulletins. As we continue to worship online and hold worship as a central family priority, a weekly Children’s Bulletin will be available to download from Trinity’s web site or by email to families who have registered in place of Step Out for the year. Curated from SparkHouse Digital, there’s a little something for everyone pre-school—Grade 5 to help engage in worship and grow in faith. Children’s Bulletins cover a version of the Bible Story parents hear during the week’s sermon. Children can also pick up a hard copy on a clipboard when Drive-In Worship takes place (please bring your own writing utensils!). Children’s Bulletins available starting Sunday, September 27 through May of 2021.
Milestone Ministry. Milestones are significant moments that help us practice and affirm faith. These moments are marked with caring conversation, Scripture, devotion, ritual, blessing, and presentation of a gift and certificate. There are no pre-requisites or age requirements to participate in Milestones, except we ask that children and parents/caregivers participate together with one Milestone per child, per year at your pace! The table below outlines a suggested pathway. Please email Sarah by October 1, 2020 with the Milestone(s) your family chooses to experience this year.
|Birth–3 yrs||PreK–K||Gr 1–Gr 3||Gr 4–Gr 5|
|Baptism Orientation||Blessing Bowls||Care for Creation||Bible 101|
|Worship Orientation||Prayer||First Communion||8 Kinds of Smart|
|Faithful Families||–||Serving in Worship||–|
Pick up your Milestone Kit(s) to work on at home anytime between November—February, with exception to the Baptism Milestone, which is available at all times throughout the year.
Attend your Milestone’s assigned Zoom follow-up meeting in March or April.
Each Milestone will be recognized at a Drive-In service between May—August.
Monthly Family Faith Events. Each month, Trinity will host an event geared for all ages to help foster safe fellowship and engage faith cross-generationally.
^ September: Trinity Fest—Wednesday, Sep 23 (5:30 pm)
^ October: Trunk or treat—Sunday, Oct 25 (10:30 am)
* November: Gratitude Calendar Challenge shared Nov 1
~ December: Family Advent—Sunday, Dec 6 (time TBD). If this fills, a second event will be offered on Monday, Dec 7 (time TBD)
* January: Netflix Watch Party Family Movie Night—Sunday, Jan 3 (5:00 pm)
* February: Spread the Love Challenge shared Feb 1
* March: Lenten Family Practice & Easter Egg Hunt Prep shared Mar 1
^ April: Earth Day Celebration—Sunday, Apr 18 (10:30 am)
* May: “Chalked” full of Hope Sidewalk Challenge shared May 1
KEY: ^ = Outside * = Info Emailed ~ = Inside with a max of 25
Faithful Play. All ages welcome at this casual, fellowship opportunity for Trinity families. Weather permitting, gather at 9:00 am on the following dates to play and chat from a safe distance:
- Saturday, September 26 @ Teddy Bear Park, Stillwater 207 Nelson St E
- Saturday, October 24 @ TBD location
- Saturday, November 21 @ TBD location
- Saturday, December 12 @ TBD location
Faithful Play meets in public spaces with uncontrolled environments. Depending on how the September 26 playtime goes park locations for subsequent dates will be shared.
Please bring and wear a mask for everyone 5+, stay home if you’re not feeling well, and practice safe social distancing measures when visiting with others.
Please click on pages according your child’s age group for more information. Questions? Contact Sarah Olson, Children & Family Faith Formation Coordinator.