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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) *

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.

Frog Eyes Bible Verse Game is Underway

During Lent all children in the first through fourth grade are invited to join Rev. Fowler inthe Frog Eyes Bible Verse Memory Game. Frog Eyes will continue through Palm Sunday weekend on April 12 and 13. Children in this age range, including SNL Kids are welcome to participate! If you aren't sure if your child is included, call the Trinity Church Office at 908-852-3020.

Interested in the Bible verses for each week? Click here to read and learn them.

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WierdAnimals VBS

SAVE THE DATE for Vacation Bible School 2014 ~ July 21 – 25

Consider being a VBS volunteer! VBS registration forms will be available Memorial Day weekend.

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

In coming up with this year’s VBS theme, Group Publishing did their research by meeting with hundreds of VBS directors, volunteers, leaders and children’s pastors.

They asked, “What do the kids in your community need most?” The answer Group received was, “Kids need to know they’re loved unconditionally.” In today’s world, kids, families and relationships are broken. Kids feel like they constantly have to measure up -- in sports, music, school . . . . Kids think that they’re not good enough. Kids are facing stress, pressure and bullying at younger and younger ages.

The second question Group Publishing asked was “What theme is the most kid-friendly?/What will your kids rave about?”
The overwhelming response was WEIRD ANIMALS.

So. . . Group Publishing took the answers they received and combined Jesus’ unconditional love with a setting that’s bursting with the weirdest animals anyone’s ever seen for a VBS theme.

And you know what? The combination makes sense!

As Group’s VBS Senior Editor, Jody Brolsma says, ”Jesus showed unconditional love to lepers, outcasts and criminals - people who may have been considered weird. And some of the things Jesus did may have seemed weird to the people around him. Talking to a Samaritan woman? Unheard of. Taking a servant’s job and washing feet? Ugh, really? The Bible brims with accounts of Jesus demonstrating unconditional love in unexpected (and maybe even weird) ways.”

And the combination works! Here’s the reaction of a couple of the kids who were part of the field test of Weird Animals last summer.

  • Anika (8 years old) said, “Weird isn’t a bad thing. When you hear it, you think you are unique and that God created you unique.”
  • Marcus (10 years old) said, “To know that God loves me everywhere I go and with everything I do makes me feel GREAT.”

So there you have it! The inside scoop about this year’s VBS theme.  Hope your family joins us for WEIRD ANIMALS!!!!



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.

Sprouts will resume with its spring session on Thursday, March 20th for a 4 week Lenten study.  The Lenten study is called, "Being Hope," and focuses on what mission is, why it's important for us to be involved in mission work and how Sprouts (& their families) can get involved in mission work.

We will end our spring session by attending the Seder Dinner at Trinity on Wednesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm in Starr Hall.  All Sprouts families are invited.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS...the annual Sprouts’ Lock-In is scheduled for Friday, May 2nd (7 pm) to Saturday, May 3rd (8 am) at Trinity House.

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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