The General Conference of The United Methodist Church states that the primary task of youth ministry is to:
- Love youth where they are
- Encourage them in developing their relationship with God
- Provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
- Challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities
Our programs are designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of our children and youth in grades 6 - 12.
Classes meet every Sunday 9 to 10 a.m. from September to May. The classes offer Christian formation opportunities under the direction of adult volunteer teachers. Registration is open all year and youth can join the classes at any time.
Students in the middle school class explore the Bible, Christian themes, and the intersection of faith and life through discussions, activities and resources from Youth Ministry Partners.
Students in the high school class also explore the Bible, Christian themes, and the intersection of faith and life. This class has also been known to make Play-Doh sculptures and to cover a wall in sticky notes.
All students in 9th grade (or above) are invited to participate in Trinity’s confirmation program. This one-year-long program prepares youth to confirm their baptism, to explore their identity within the community of faith, and to become official members of Trinity United Methodist Church. This program consists of special Sunday morning classes once a month during the church school hour. It also includes special sessions once a month after church, as well as time in small groups made up of prospective confirmands and confirmation mentors.
Junior & Senior High Youth Fellowship
YF is open to all youth in grades 6 to 12. We welcome new members at any time.
We meet weekly on Sunday evenings, share a meal together, play games, and participate in a variety of projects, mission initiatives, and events.
You can find us in the kitchen/Asbury Hall between 5:30 and 6:45 (dinner) and in Asbury Hall or the Youth Room(s) between 6:45-8:00.
Youth Fellowship Calendar
Saturday, April 6 Church wide event
Confirmation Class is hosting a Paint Night
6:00-8:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall
Everyone is Welcome (Childcare Provided)
Details in the Carillon page 8
Sunday, April 7
We’ll have different activities set up for you to choose which one(s) you want to try
Sunday, April 14
9 a.m. – Palm Cross Making in Asbury Hall for grades 3 and up. Parents and other adults welcome too.
Movie Night in the Primary Room
Sunday, April 21 Easter
No Dinner or Youth Fellowship
Sunday, April 28
Youth Fellowship featuring a mystery guest
If you would like more information about any of these programs, call Pastor Erin at 413-737-5311 x201 or email her at email@example.com
Confirmation Mission Trip to Boston
Six confirmands along with Pastor Erin and other adults from Trinity spent the weekend of March 29-31 in Boston, exploring the city, reflecting on their faith, working with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge, and hanging out at Old West Church. The main component of the trip was their service with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge, a church that consists of people on the streets. As part of their work with the Outdoor Church, the confirmands prepared 70 sandwiches to distribute in Harvard Square and Central Square. The group not only offered sandwiches and juice but also spent some time getting to know the people they served. On Sunday, the group met Pastor Sara and participated in an informal service at Old West Church. This time of worship included various stations for prayer and reflection in a space surrounded by art and messages of social justice. The trip also included dinner at Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, dessert at J.P. Licks, and plenty of time on the MBTA. It was a full weekend with many memorable moments. Just ask someone who went.
These are some pictures from the weekend. Out of respect for the privacy of the people they were serving, the group didn't take any pictures of their interactions handing out sandwiches and talking to the people they served. The pictures with shopping bags and coolers represent the sandwich ministry. There are also pictures of Old West Church where they stayed.