Children and Youth: The Rev. Jenna Strizak. All classes begin at 9:15 a.m., unless otherwise noted. New participants are always welcome!
Children’s Christian Formation
(Main Building, 1st floor. Scroll down for map.)
All children’s formation classes begin with Music for Children in the Choir Room at 9:15 a.m.
- Godly Play (Age 2½ years-PreK, Room 105) Children learn the story of God’s people through parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action and become more fully aware of God’s presence in their lives (Montessori-based with music, art, and plenty of play).
- Holy Moly (K-3, Room 113) Using fun animation and creative play, Holy Moly helps children engage in the sweep of the Biblical story: God’s redeeming love for God’s people through Jesus Christ.
- Holy Trinity Parish Preschool
- And A Word About Small Children in Church and Nursery
When we gather for worship, we strive to glorify God with beautiful music, intentional silence, and words of both comfort and challenge. We also strive in our worship to welcome and include people of all ages and capabilities: people who wiggle and make noise, people whose cell phones go off, people who nod off during the sermon, people who can’t quite sing on key, and people who are so busy through the week that they struggle to “be still and know that you are God.”
We are just crazy enough to think that together we can do it. If you are bringing young children to our worship, THANK YOU! and we challenge you to try to engage them in the holy drama of worship: teach them our prayers and how to hold a hymnal, show them when to stand or kneel, and use our worship bags to give busy hands something to do. Or if it is better for you or your children that they be in our nursery, it is professionally staffed from 8:00 a.m. until just before communion at the 10:30 a.m. service, and it is located on the second floor next to the chapel.
For all of us, we challenge you to extend a little extra grace to those who sometimes make a joyful noise. Introduce yourself to the family. Make a new friend. They are signs of life and vitality. Remember that all of us fall short in worshiping the Lord with our whole heart, and remember the words of Jesus in Mark 10.14: “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”