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 December 2
Seasonal games and activities.
Sunday December 8
Join us at noon for intergenerational caroling. We will meet in Asbury Hall and carpool to the homes of some of Trinity's older shut-in members to sing, visit, leave a small gift and blessing, and spread Christmas cheer to those who can't easily get out and come to church. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know other Trinity members and spread the joy of the season.
Sunday December 9
Christmas Party to benefit the Open Pantry Teen Parent Program. In lieu of gifts, please bring a toiletry item from the wish list below. These will be packaged in reusable market totes that the moms can use for shopping.
There will be no Youth Fellowship but all youth are encouraged to join the 12th annual intergenerational Night Hike at 5:30 p.m. The theme of this year's hike is "Let Heaven and Nature Sing!" Come to Asbury Hall for a light supper. Soup and macaroni and cheese will be provided; please bring fruit, veggies, bread or dessert to share. After supper, we’ll hear some Christmas stories and then venture out into Forest Park for tree decorating and singing. All ages are welcome! Please bring an environmentally friendly ornament for the birds and forest creatures to enjoy and be sure to dress warmly!
No Youth Fellowship tonight.
On November 18 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 that night but decided we didn't have enough variety of toiletry items so we developed a wish list and decided to use our Christmas party to secure toilety items for the program. We then came up with the following wish list for items we would like to include in the bags:
Teen Parent Program Wish List
Floss Shampoo & Conditioner
Cleansing wipes Facial Cleanser
Washcloths Baby wipes
Baby powder Body lotion
Body oil Coconut oil
Cotton balls/Q-tips Tissue packs
Hand sanitizer Shaving cream
Feminine products Chapstick
Band-Aids Shower puffs
If you would like more information about any of these programs, call Pastor Erin at 413-737-5311 x201 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org