This is a special program for children ages 3 through 2nd grade during the 11 a.m. service. Children’s Time provides a fun environment for kids to explore their faith through play, while giving their parents time to be more fully engaged in worship. Children will have an opportunity to pray, hear a short children’s message, enjoy a snack, participate in service projects, as well as sing, dance, and play. Children will be dismissed from worship immediately following the Children’s Message. Preschool (VPK) gather in room 203 and Elementary (K-2nd grade) gather in room 202. If today will be your child’s first time attending, please escort him/her from the sanctuary to the classroom to meet the leaders and provide us with the necessary contact information. At the end of worship, families are asked to make picking up their children their first priority.
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On Sunday mornings beginning at 9:45, children are given the opportunity to learn through story, drama, games, class discussion, music and crafts.
Trinity provides fun, Christ-centered activities and opportunities for children age two through 5th grade. Children from toddler age through preschool are grouped by age level. Once children enter kindergarten, they are grouped by the grade they attend in school. A curriculum is provided for each of the children’s age levels. It includes age appropriate activities designed to meet the various learning styles which children bring to the material.
An offering is collected in Sunday School each week. In general this goes to support the operating budget of the church. At times it will be used for a special mission. The fifth Sunday offering is given to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Throughout the year the children’s classes will take on service projects to benefit the Tallahassee community and beyond. These projects will be announced through the bulletin and notices sent home. We hope you will support your child’s participation in these stewardship activities.
While the formal beginning of the Sunday School year is Promotion Sunday, the first Sunday after public school starts in August, children may be enrolled in Sunday School at any time during the year. The registration form must be filled out before you leave your child with their teacher. Forms are available in the classrooms.
Music is an important part of the Sunday School Program. This is a relaxed time to introduce the children to their faith through song and give them experience singing as a group and following a director. Preschool children have a music time each week and sing occasionally in worship as the Cherub Choir, under the direction of Hannah Prasse. Children in Kindergarten-5th grade have a music time each week with Trinity’s Music Director, Mark Repasky. The children will sing in worship on Palm Sunday, and at our all Church Christmas Program, December 4.
The children’s choirs, Alpha Choir(K-2) and Omega Choir (3-5), meet on Wednesday afternoon as a part of NETkids. 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 also participate in the Christmas program, perform at their Teacher Banquet, and present a musical in the spring in addition to visiting and presenting their music to retirement homes in the community several times a year. Clear here for the Children’s Music Page.
Trinity’s teachers are committed to the safety of your children. Please do not leave a child in a classroom until a teacher has arrived. Please pick them up promptly after class. Teachers are volunteers who also have children to pick up and most attend the 11 a.m. worship service. Children will only be released to an adult who has been designated on the sign in sheet which is filled out by the adult who drops them off each Sunday. Children may not be sent alone anywhere in the building when in Trinity’s care. We hope that you also will follow this practice when they are in your care
Children are given the opportunity to put God’s love into action by participating in supporting church-wide missions and also special projects of their own. This year they will include:
• Fifth Sunday Children’s Home Offering
• Guatemala Mission – Kid-to-Kid
• Packing Snack Packs
• Sock Sunday
Other Children’s Activities
For information about other children’s activities, go to our Children’s Activities page.
Summer Sunday School
During the summer our format stays the same for the preschool children but takes on a different feel for the elementary grades. Grades 1-5 meet together for an opening event and then visit various centers to explore the topic for the day.