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SUNDAY FAITH FORMATION

Age 4 – 2nd Grade
Sundays, 9-10 am
OR
10:30-11:45 am
Garden Room
Cost: $35
(In the 10:30 session, the children begin in Worship Center with their parents.)

Partnering in the promises made at Baptism:

To live among God’s faithful people –

  • Relationships in small groups of peers with youth or adult leaders
  • Impact adults
  • Intentional connections to broader Trinity Body of Christ
  • Intergenerational opportunities whenever possible

To hear the Word of God and share in Holy Communion –

  • Psalms & foundational Bible Stories (some in song form)
  • Lord’s Prayer/Prayer
  • Weekly worship services
  • Training and opportunities to greet at worship services
  • Communion Instruction Retreats (see separate details)

To proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed –

  • Regular retelling of Bible stories
  • Praise God activities such as dance, art, music and games
  • Weekly offerings
  • Gratitude practices
  • Prayer practices
  • Christmas pageant

To serve all people following the example of Jesus –

  • Learn about these examples through Bible stories
  • Make squares for quilts to be shared with people in need (partnership)
  • Make cards for sick and lonely (partnership with Trinity Care Ministry)
  • Offerings – half to Valley Outreach Food Shelf & half to Trinity Lutheran

To strive for justice and peace in all the earth –

  • Centering prayer (inner peace)
  • Fruits of Spirit practices & weekly sending ritual

WEDNESDAY FAITH FORMATION

3rd – 5th Grades
Wednesdays: 5:30-6 pm Family Meal, Garden Room
6-6:30 pm – Family Worship, Worship Center
6:30-7:30 pm – 3rd – 5th Grade Faith Formation, Bible Room & Luther Hall

Cost:  $50

Partnering in the promises made at Baptism:

To live among God’s faithful people –

  • Relationships in small groups of peers with adult leaders
  • As many other impact adult connections as possible
  • Weekly Wednesday Family Meal opportunity
  • Intergenerational opportunities whenever possible

To hear the Word of God and share in Holy Communion –

  • Weekly worship services (Wednesdays 6-6:30 pm)
  • Training and opportunities to help at Wed & Sun worship services
  • 3rd Grade: Receive Spark Story Bible and use weekly
  • 4th & 5th Grade: Receive Spark NRSV Bible and learn how to navigate the Old and New Testament and some basic facts of how it came to be.
  • Lord’s Prayer, 10 Commandments & Golden Rule

To proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed –

  • Christmas pageant
  • Regular retelling of Bible stories & personal stories of faith through a variety of styles and methods.
  • Financial Generosity & Generosity of Spirit Practices (how we treat people)
  • Gratitude & Prayer Practices
  • Apostles Creed (4th & 5th grade)

To serve all people following the example of Jesus –

  • Learn about these examples through Bible stories
  • Fruits of Spirit weekly ritual & practices
  • Partnership opportunities with Trinity Ministry Teams
  • Learn Stewardship Styles (with parents) & set intentions/application (5th)

To strive for justice and peace in all the earth –

  • Nurture connections between God’s Story and our story by drawing contrast of God’s vision for justice with the unjust world we live in.
  • Centering prayer (inner peace)

For more information contact Julie Jolivette.

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