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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 Church, 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, Parenting Christian Kids.  It is filled with tips on how to strengthen your family and each member’s faith in God.

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.

Our weekend schedule is listed below. Please feel free to join us.

Saturday Night Worship (SNW)

  • 5:00 pm 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 (Click here for a map of the classrooms)
  • 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)

If you have additional questions, contact Ginny Thorp, Director of Children’s Ministry, 908-852-3020, x. 17 or gthorp@catchthespirit.org  

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On Saturdays, Rev. Fowler will be at the SN Kids “Lily Pad” from 4:50 – 5:00 p.m. and then immediately following the service from 6:00-6:10 p.m. to hear Frog Eyes verses.  On Sunday mornings, he will be at the Starr Hall “Lily Pad” from 8:55-9:10 a.m. and 10:15-10:30 a.m. to hear Frog Eyes verses.

For a list of all the Frog Eyes verses for each week, click here.

Some Facts About the Secret Angel Program

This special inter-generational (from toddler to senior citizen) program began on Sunday, January 31. If you have a child who attends SN Kids or one of Trinity’s Church School classes,3 years old through the 4th grade, your child is eligible to participate in the Secret Angel Program.

All participating children will have their name randomly chosen by a volunteer Secret Angel.  Participating children’s Secret Angels can be any youth (5th grade and up) or adult who want to participate in this heartwarming program.

Your Secret Angel contact should be simple, i.e., a card, a telephone call, a poem in the mail, etc., and most important of all — shhh! — you are to remain a secret to your special child.  It’s EXTREMELY important for you to make contact with your special child each week.

The children will not know who their Secret Angels are until the Secret Angel party on February 28th, following the 10:45 a.m. worship service. At that time, children and Secret Angels will gather in the sanctuary where they will be paired up under the guidance of Kellie Pennington, Secret Angel Coordinator, and Ginny Thorp, Director of Children’s Ministry.  From the sanctuary, all pairs of Secret Angels will proceed to the Rotunda for refreshments, fellowship and the presentation of a small gift ($5-$10) by the Secret Angel to his/her child.  This should be a fun time for all and everyone is invited to participate.

SPROUTS News & Information

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.

Join us to see what we have to offer your SPROUT and where you may be able to help too!

For any questions, please contact Ginny Thorp, Director of Children’s Ministry, 908-852-3020, x. 17 or gthorp@catchthespirit.org  

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 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Community Room
  • Led by: Wahneta Bears. (973) 398-9375 or goodbears@hotmail.com

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.

  • Dates: 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 104
  • Led by: Ginny Thorp – 908-852-3020, ext. 17,  Pattie Huff, and Debbie Tuxhorn

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 torkman@comcast.net

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 e-mail.

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