God loves kids.
So do we.
At Trinity everyone is welcome and accepted for who they are, especially our kids.
Come to us messy, tired, and cranky. You can come to us on good days and you can come to us on bad days. We want kids at Trinity to feel safe, comfortable, and affirmed for being their truest selves. God loves your children and your family for who you are, and Trinity does too.
Suggestions for Families with Young Children
Grab a cup of coffee or tea to have during church. Sit down and breathe.
Your babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with you or to go to the nursery. Do whatever works best for your family. If you decide to try the nursery and your child isn’t comfortable, we will let you know.
The restrooms are located in the back of the church near the kitchen. There is a diaper changer in the accessible, all gender restroom.
Your child is welcome to eat and/or nurse during worship as well. If you want a private place to nurse, feel free to use one of the empty classrooms in the same hallway as the restroom. A Trinity member will be more than happy to help you find the best place for you and your baby.
It’s okay for your kids to make some noise during worship. We always like to hear the cooing and we don’t mind the crying. You are welcome to get up and walk around if that helps your child.
We want your child to feel welcome at Trinity, especially in worship. Feel free to sit up close where your child can see and quietly explain the parts of the service so your child can participate. Let them sing, let them dance, let them learn with all of us. We believe children are a vital part of our community and their presence enriches our time together in worship.
Nursery and Child Care
Childcare and/or programming for children up to 4th grade is provided on Sundays from 8:45am to 12:15pm. Our nursery serves infants and toddlers under 3 years of age.
Youth Cafe and Children’s Community Hour
During the 10:00am Sunday School hour, teens and tweens gather in the upstairs Youth Room for discussion and learning over breakfast snacks and drinks. Younger children are invited to play on the playground or with the group in the classroom wing.
Children’s Circle and Children’s Time
During the 11:00am worship celebration, all children are invited to come to the center of the worship space for Children’s Circle, a special part of the service created just for them. Adults are welcome to join the Children’s Circle if it helps their child feel more comfortable.
Afterward, children in preschool through 4th grade are invited to come back to the children’s wing for our children’s education. Each week, the curriculum is tied to the main themes of the worship service, providing a cohesive experience between worship and our children’s learning. In order to best serve the variety of learning needs of our children, every class has intentional opportunities for stories, movement, art, songs, and/or games to help the children apply the lessons learned in church into their daily lives.
Our children return to worship at the end of the church service. We close our services with an uplifting song, and the children may pick up an instrument and go to the platform by the large stained glass window to play, sing, and dance as we say goodbye.
Children in Worship
Children are always welcome to stay with their parents or guardians for worship if they prefer. There are brightly colored worship bags with activities located in the hallway by the double doors next to the playground for children who wish to stay.
Register Your Family
We would love to get to know your child better! We want to know if your child has any unique learning needs, dietary issues, medical concerns, or other requirements so we can help make their experience at Trinity as successful as possible. Please fill out the form below and give it to any Children’s Ministry Team member, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.