Worship Services
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Children and Family

 

LIGHT@9 

 

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.

  

Chapel Kids

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's Message

 
Every Sunday there's a special Children's Message during the worship service in the sanctuary.  Rob Powell, the Director of Program Ministries and Connections, shares a message just for children that goes along with the sermon and theme for the day.  All children are invited to join him on the chancel steps and participate.
 

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.

LIGHT@9 Registration Form 

 
We are sharing some recent images of LIGHT@9 and the Children's Message during worship.  Chapel Kids pictures will be added soon.  You can find additional pictures on the Trinity Photo Blog.  The Middle School class assisted the Missions Committee in filling Thanksgiving baskets to be distributed to the food insecure in our community.