Nurture refers to the ways that we learn and grow together. This includes what some call Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Sunday School - and more. At Trinity, we welcome the questions and challenges that faith stirs within us. Our Nurture offerings vary throughout the year. If you have any interest in learning or leading, we welcome your gifts and your curiosity!
Check out our current Adult nurture series
Nurture sessions have started back up! They are hybrid (i.e., live in the church sanctuary and via Zoom) with the option to watch later by recording. We will have facilitators and special guests present on various organizations committed to health, security, safety, peace, and justice for all through local, national, and international efforts.
Dr. Barry Hart, Emeritus Professor of Trauma, Identity and Conflict Studies in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU, will speak on The Trustbuilding Program of Initiatives of Change https://www.iofc.org/en/trustbuilding-program. The Reverend David Ensign https://www.presbypeacefellowship.org/ will facilitate Adult Nurture the Sunday he preaches in worship. We also plan to hear from Trinity’s group focusing on Guns to Gardens https://www.presbypeacefellowship.org/gun-violence/, Director Heidi Dove from Village to Village https://www.hope4villages.org/home, and others. We are working to provide Nurture opportunities 8 Sundays (September 11th and 25th, October 2nd, 9th, and 23rd, and November 6th, 13th, and 20th).
Ministry with Children
and their Families
Trinity values intergenerational learning and activities, and many will begin to participate in church activities and leadership from a young age. Children and their families have participated together in house church and marks groups, and our youth and younger adults serve on church teams, help to plan and lead worship, work on our tech team, and share their unique gifts in many ways, as full partners in the work of the church.
If you plan to join us in worship, know that children of all ages are welcome at Trinity, just as they are - wiggles, giggles, and all. We have a “Prayground” near the front of the church, with books and quiet activities for younger ones to have more space to wiggle and be comfortable during the service. Our nursery is also open during the service, with worship streaming into the adjacent Commons.
There are many ways Trinity extends our ministry to children and families throughout our community. For those joining us more regularly in worship, we adapt our offerings to the particular needs. “Sunday school” for younger disciples happens on the fourth Sunday of the month following worship. Through activities and conversation, younger disciples can better explore the stories we’ve been hearing in worship throughout the month.
Our goal is for all children to know that they are beloved children of God, just as they are, and that there is a whole church community that loves and supports them. Our Pastor, Stephanie, values that support for her own elementary school-aged children. Gwen, our Associate for Pastoral Care, has a special interest in nurturing the spiritual lives of children and families. She is also a trained practitioner of Godly Play. For more information, contact Stephanie, Gwen, or the church office.