Children 6 weeks to preschool age are welcome in the nursery during worship. The nursery is staffed by two experienced, trained employees. Parents or grandparents can bring children to the Dutch door in the back hallway to be signed in. Children are picked up at the same location. Please do not leave children who have had fever, diarrhea, or vomiting in the past 24 hours. This is a peanut- and nut-free room.
Children’s Church, held at the 9:30 a.m. service during the school year, is for kids transitioning out of the nursery and into worship. It is an opportunity for kids to worship with language they understand and a bit more moving around. This time is especially for children ages 3-8. (Includes Kindergarteners too old for the nursery!) Children, under school age, who have a hard time following the worship in Children’s Church will be escorted to the nursery. Children will process out of the sanctuary after the first prayer of the service. Parents are always welcome to come too! The children will return to their parents before communion. Please note that Children’s Church is integrated in the 12 p.m. service. Children stay with adults where they get the opportunity to dance and play musical instruments.
Sunday School begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 11:40 a.m. Our youngest class starts at 3 years. We are doing a Montessori based program called Godly Play for the preschoolers up to second grade. The 3rd-5th graders explore the Bible. Parents please escort your elementary-age kids upstairs to their classes by 10:55. Please return to pick them up from their teachers at 11:45 a.m.
Safety & Security
We are completely committed to keeping everyone safe at Trinity Episcopal Church. All staff and adult volunteers working with children are required to be trained and certified in Safeguarding God’s Children, a nationwide training program by the Episcopal Church. It is a three-hour course, which trains people to identify the warning signs of abuse, in order to prevent it and protect our children. We want the church to be absolutely safe for everyone.
We are blessed to have some amazing teachers involved in our children’s education here at Trinity. But we can always use more people to serve as assistants for both Children’s Church and Sunday School. These positions are scheduled on a rotating basis. Volunteers never serve more than once a month. For information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact The Rev. Amy Haynie: firstname.lastname@example.org.