Children's Ministry

Trinity Kids

Welcome! We are so glad you are here. At Trinity Kids, we have
several programs to help you and your child get plugged in and
connected: Sunday School, our Wednesday afterschool program
NETKids, and our Children’s Choirs. We also offer a VBS each summer
and take a trip to summer camp at Warren Willis. If you have
questions, we’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to the
Children’s Director, Candace Duclos.

NETkids

NETkids is an exciting fellowship program for
elementary school children, Kindergarten through 5 th
grade. It meets Wednesday afternoons September
through May, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. During NETkids,
children build their relationship with God and others through Bible stories, missions, games, crafts, music, woodworking, and more. There is
a $25 registration fee for the year to help cover the cost of
supplies.

NETKIDS SCHEDULE

Sunday School

Trinity is pleased to offer Sunday school to children ages 3 through 5th grade from 9:45- 10:45 on the 2nd floor children’s hallway. All classes use the curriculum, Think Orange, which focuses on the idea that when churches and families partner together, we can make a bigger impact in the spiritual growth of our children. The curriculum is presented in an engaging Large Group/ Small Group format which fosters a sense of community and family within our children’s ministry. Weekly activities include Bible lessons, engaging storytelling videos, praise & worship, cooperative learning, active games, memory verses, crafts and more!

Trinity’s Teachers

Trinity’s teachers are volunteers who are selected because each has a special gift in working with children and families and communicating their faith with the children. Background checks are completed on all of our teachers and yearly training is also provided. Each teacher is committed to creating a nurturing environment for your child to grow in his/her faith.

Class Locations

Follow signs for the preschool and nursery to enter the children’s section of the church. Nursery is on the first floor and children’s classrooms are on the second floor.
Infants & Toddlers, Rooms 101 & 102
3 & 4-year-olds, Room 202
Kindergarten — 2nd Grade, Room 201
3rd — 5th Grade, Room 205

Curriculum

The Think Orange Philosophy
Think Orange is a philosophy of ministry based on bringing the church and the family together, in order to promote a common goal. That goal is to help children grow up to know, love, and serve Jesus all the
days of their lives.
“Love the Lord your God with all you heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:You must love you neighbor as you love yourself.”
Matthew 22:37-39

The color Orange is derived when we
combine the light of the church (yellow)
with the love of the family (red)
to make a difference that will last a lifetime.

Preschool (Ages 3 & 4)

With Orange’s preschool curriculum, our preschoolers are taking a
First Look at who God is and are building their spiritual foundation on three basic truths: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Preschoolers learn these truths through engaging Bible story videos, Bible story extension activities, memory verses, games, arts & crafts, and more!

Elementary (K-5th Grade)

With Orange’s elementary curriculum, 252 KIDS, our elementary children are learning the three powerful truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52— I need to make wise choices, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
 
“Jesus matured in wisdom and years, and in favor with God and with people.” Luke 2:52

Supervision

Trinity’s teachers are committed to the safety of your children. Please help us by following these guidelines:

  • Please do not leave a child in a classroom until a teacher has arrived, and please do not drop your child off any earlier than 9:35. When teachers arrive, they need a few minutes to prepare.
  • Please pick up your children promptly at 10:45. Teachers are volunteers who also have children to pick up, and most attend the 11:00 worship service.
  • Children will need to be signed in/out each Sunday, and will only be released to an adult who has been designated on the sign-in sheet.
  • Children may not be sent alone anywhere in the building when they are in Trinity’s care. We hope that you also will follow this practice when they are in your care.

Music

Our preschoolers will have music time each week during Sunday school and will sing occasionally in worship as the Cherub Choir, under the direction of Jess Cloud. 

During the Large Group experience, elementary children engage in lively praise songs provided by the curriculum, as well as past VBS tracks. Each song will be used to reinforce the lessons being taught in the classroom.

Elementary children that are interested in a church choir experience are encouraged to become a part of NETkids on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30. We have two choirs, which are the Alpha (K-2nd) and Omega (3rd-5th) Choirs. This is a more formal choir experience. The Alpha and Omega choirs sing in worship several times during the school year. The children’s choirs
participate in Christmas services, perform at their annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner, and present a musical in the spring. They also sing at retirement homes in the community several
times a year.

Summer Camp

Every year Trinity takes a group to participate for a week in the summer camping program at the Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp (a Florida Conference Camp) in Leesburg, Florida. This opportunity is open to children and youth who will be entering grades 4 – 12. Separate programs are provided to elementary, middle and high school age levels. Read about Warren W. Willis.

Contact Candace Duclos

Candace is the Director of Children’s Ministries. She would love to hear from you and help get your children connected to our children’s programs.

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