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The Children's Ministry at Trinity encompasses a variety of activities and ministries for children, nursery age through the 5th grade. When children enter the 6th grade, they become part of our Student Ministry program.

From the time children are born through the 5th grade, boys and girls have many opportunities to glorify God and discover their faith in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship. At Trinity, children can:

  • Attend church school (Sunday mornings), Saturday Night Worship (SNW) Tots SNW Kids (Saturday evenings);To register for Sunday church school, SN Kids or SN Tots, complete the registration form  (in English) or in Spanish
  • Become involved with vocal and/or handbell choirs, or small group ministries such as Jr. Prayer Shawl, Stamping for Girls, or Sprouts (4th and 5th graders)
  • Participate in Vacation Bible School
  • Learn about and support numerous mission projects throughout the year
  • Attend Family Ministry hosted events and other special events
  • Read our Family Ministry brochure - available both in English and Spanish- to learn more
  • See our latest monthly guide for parents,The Parent Link, filled with tips on how to strengthen your family and each member's faith in God.
Saturday Night Worship (SNW)
  • 5:00pm Worship (Casual) includes SN Tots (Newborns - 4 year olds) and SN Kids (5 - 10 year olds) at Trinity House

Sunday Morning 

  • 8:15 a.m. Worship (Chapel) Main Building
  • 9:15 a.m. Church School (2 years - 5th grade) Main Building
  • 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Nursery (Newborns - 2 years) Main Building
  • 9:15 a.m. Worship (Contemporary) Sanctuary (with Nursery care available)
  • 10:45 a.m. Worship (Traditional) Sanctuary (with Nursery care available and Creative Activities offered for 4 year olds - 2nd Grade) *

WierdAnimals VBS

Sign Up Today for Vacation Bible School 2014 ~ July 21 – 25

Consider being a VBS volunteer! VBS registration forms are available.

HMMM . . . WEIRD ANIMALS? What an interesting VBS theme.  Want to know more about it?

VBS will be from July 21-25, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and is open to children who will be four before October 1, 2014 (and who are potty trained) through those who will be entering grade 5 in the fall.  There is a $20.00 registration fee per child, with a maximum fee of $40.00 per family.  If needed, a limited number of scholarships are available.

Our VBS theme this year is Group’s “Weird Animals:  Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” During our exciting, action-packed week together, the children, through daily sessions of worship, Bible adventure, music, craft activities, mission projects, recreation, Kid Vids and snack time, will learn that...

  • Even when you’re left out . . . Jesus loves you!
  • Even when you’re different . . . Jesus loves you!
  • Even when you don’t understand . . .  Jesus loves you!
  • Even though you do wrong . . . Jesus loves you!
  • Even when you’re afraid . . . Jesus loves you!

We have once again tailored a program specifically to meet the needs of our Pre-K children.  They will meet jointly with the older children during our opening worship, then proceed to the lower level of the main building where they will enjoy activities especially planned for them.  They will also join the older children for the daily closing worship.

We’d like to invite all parents to attend the closing worship that is scheduled to take place daily in the sanctuary at 11:40 a.m. in order to catch a glimpse of what your child has learned that day! Interested in volunteering? Click here to register as a volunteer online - it is quick and easy!

Be sure to click over to our special VBS page that offers information on the logistics of each day - timing, entrance areas, snacks to send, dress suggestions, fun songs that will be learned, and more. In addition, read about the 2014 VBS t-shirts that are provided, the certified therapy dogs that will visit as an example of "unconditional love" and find out about the VBS community fun fair that occurs on Wednesday night for your entire family. Lastly, read the background information on our wierd animals theme and what our VBS program strives to offer for our children attending this year. There is a great deal to be excited about for VBS this summer at Trinity Church. Do join us!

Please be sure to register your child early since we must end registration on Sunday, July 13.  We will not be able to accept registrations at the door on Monday, July 21.

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Church School News

If you're NEW to Trinity, never registered your child for Church School OR have updated information to share, please stop at the CHURCH SCHOOL OFFICE, to complete a Church School Registration Form or print the Church School Registration Form and drop off the completed form to the Church School Office.

SPROUTS News

Are you a 4th or 5th grader?  Then, you're invited to attend Trinity's Sprouts group.

What's Sprouts about? It's a small group experience designed especially for 4th and 5th grade students to support them in their daily lives AND to prepare them for Student Ministry activities that begin in 6th grade.

If I have additional questions, contact Ginny Thorp, Director of Children's Ministry, 908-852-3020, x. 17 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   


Pre-Teen Girl's Group Offerings 

Stamping For Girls

During our time together we will learn different craft techniques and make cards together for all occasions. It is a great  in time to learn something new and have fun together in a safe and Christian environment. We will make four cards together and the cost is $10.00 to cover the supplies. Join us at any time! For ages 8 - teens.

Dates: 3rd Wednesday of the month   
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Location: Community Room
Led by: Wahneta Bears (973) 398-9375 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Junior Prayer Shawl

This ministry is intended for young people, ages 8 to 12, who wish to knit or crochet. Instruction and patterns will be provided. Although personal items will be made, the ultimate goal will be the creation of a prayer shawl. Space is limited, so sign up early!

 

Dates: 2nd Wednesday of the month

Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Location: Room 104

Led by: Ginny Thorp - 908-852-3020, ext. 17 & Pattie Huff


 


Parent's Group Offerings

Sacred Parenting

Parenting a child is an in-depth course on spiritual formation, expressly designed by God to shape your soul in ways you cannot imagine.  What if one of God's primary intentions for you as a parent isn't about successfully raising perfect chldren, but about you becoming more holy?  Sacred Parenting helps you look at parenting from a different perspective. With the help of a video featuring author Gary Thomas, we'll explore a roadmap of spiritual growth through the children that God has given us to parent. Sacred Parenting will help you learn how God can transform dirty diapers, a toddler's tantrums, and a teenager's silence, in order to transform you into a person who reflects the image of Christ.

 

Dates: 1st Thursday of the month

Time: 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Chancel Choir Room (Room 108)

Led by: Donna Torkos (908) 684-8284 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  

 

Children's Ministry Forms

 

For More Information

Please contact Trinity’s Director of Children’s Ministry, Ginny Thorp, with any questions you may have about ministry opportunities for your children – by phone, 908-852-3020, extension 17, or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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