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. Mark your calendars! There will be a Confirmation 101 session for students and their parents/guardians on September 30th at 9 a.m.
We’re Collecting Toiletries through October 21st.
Bring in new full-sized or travel-size toiletry items for Open Pantry’s Teen Parent Program. These donations will go directly to the moms and their children. You can drop off your donations in your church school classes, at youth group, or at the Connection Point in Asbury Hall. The toiletries will be packed in reuseable cloth market bags that the moms can use for shopping.
Walk to end hunger locally and beyond. Help end hunger one step at a time. Walkers and donors are needed. Walk begins on Trinity's front lawn at 1:00 p.m. and continues through Forest Park. Materials are available at youth fellowship, the Connection Point, or from Pastor Erin. You can make a difference in someone's life!
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
Youth Fellowship Kickoff with games, ice cream, and more! Meet in the Hale Room.
We will meet in the Kitchen/Asbury Hall for a light dinner and team competitions.
Halloween party planning and more.
Meet on the lawn right after church (noon) for a picnic and stay for the Crop Walk which starts at 1:00 p.m.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Mystery dinner guest plus more party preparation.
The Youth Fellowship will host a family and friends costume Halloween Party from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Snacks, music, and games for the whole family followed by a costume contest. Please don't wear anything too scary so the littlest ones can enjoy the party and not be scared.
Halloween Movie Night
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.