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
Sunday February 3
No Youth Fellowship (Go Pats!)
Sunday February 10
Kick off Black History Month with a Movie Night
Sunday February 17
No Youth Fellowship due to Confirmation Urban Challenge Weekend
Sunday February 24
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner--Dinner and Activities with a Mystery Guest
In November we learned about the Open Pantry Teen Parent Program and the services they provide for teen-aged mothers who live there. You can learn more about this program by following the link above. We also packed some bags for the moms to be used as "welcome gifts" when the moms enter the program.
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