Children and Family
Trinity’s Church School, called LIGHT@9 (Learning in God’s House Together at 9 am) offers engaging and interactive classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Children age 4 through grade 5 meet together in Vincent Hall with two experienced teachers, who guide them through lessons that include a welcome chant, music, a Bible lesson, and a wide variety of activities based on that lesson. Classes may include games, art, drama, science, video, or cooking.
Children through Grade 5 must be dropped off and picked up by their parents in accordance with our safe sanctuary policy. You may read our Safe Sanctuaries policy here.
The middle school class meets on the second floor and will primarily be learning about the Old Testament this year. The three-year program will take them through the New Testament next year and United Methodist history, emphases, and denominational structure in 2024-2025.
The high school class, also meeting on the second floor are exploring the stories of a new biblical character each week. With each story, students are encouraged to ask what new things God can teach them through these familiar tales.
Schedule for 2022-2023
September 18-December 18: weekly classes
December 25-January 15: hiatus for Christmas and Boar’s Head Festival
January 22 – May 21: weekly classes, other than Easter Sunday, April 9
Bible Story Time
Ages 4-6 may leave the worship service after the second hymn for a Bible story and activities on the lower level opposite the nursery. Parents must drop off and pick up their child. Each one must be registered the first time they come unless they have already registered for class or music programs.
Ages 7-12 may also leave the worship service after the second hymn for their own worship service in Chapel, through the doors to the right of the sanctuary. Parents must drop off and pick up their child. Each one must be registered the first time they come unless they have already registered for class or music programs.
Children and Youth Ministry Registration Form
All LIGHT@9 students must complete a registration form. These are available at the LIGHT@9 Welcome Desk outside Vincent Hall on Sundays or in the back of the sanctuary. They are also available at the link below to be downloaded, completed, and returned to the church.