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The Children/Youth Education Mission of Trinity is to guide Trinity’s children and youth through a reflective and active faith formation experience that provides a solid Christian foundation in the Episcopal tradition and fosters a spiritual reserve that supports them in making informed moral decisions throughout their lives. We do this by developing curriculum that promote our values of theology, Biblical study, spiritual practice, community and service.Youth in grades 6-12 can join us Sunday mornings from 10-11 in the youth space to find friendship and explore what it means to say Christ is with us! Upcoming 2013 events include:
April 19-21: Spring Youth Gathering
May 31-June 2: Youth Leader’s Training
June 9: Youth Sunday
July 14-21: Summer mission trip, Franklin, Penn.
For more information, contact the Rev. Sahra Harding at email@example.com or 216.774.0409.
Our Junior (6th-8th grades) and Senior (9th-12th grades) High programs combine open, faith-based conversation about contemporary issues with Bible study, outreach projects, retreats and social events.
The Junior High youth spend Sunday mornings relating God’s message to their lives. The Making it Real and Relevant curriculum by Heidi K.E. Hawks, offers a way to view clips from recent movies and search for the underlying message of God’s grace within popular culture. After viewing the movie scene, a gospel story is read and the youth are encouraged to find connections between the two. Following the Revised Common Lectionary, topics include the body as a temple for God, facing up to our demons and finding our life purpose through Christ’s teachings.
The Senior High youth spend Sunday mornings discussing what it means to say Christ is with us. Using impromptu discussion starters, short scripture passages, and historical events, the group focuses on different topics each week ranging from commitment to character to the ultimate confusions. The Caffeine+ series, by Steven Case, is written in an accessible way, and includes imaginative retellings of Bible stories that put Christianity into contemporary language and experience for the young people of today.
The adult leaders strive to provide examples of lives lived in faith and remind young people of the ever-present love and mercy of God. To learn more about our Youth Groups (and the mysterious third floor!) please contact Curate Sahra Harding.
Confirmation at Trinity isn’t about learning the answers, but about beginning to ask the questions. If you’re in 9th grade or above, we invite you to explore the process of confirmation in the Episcopal Church.
Here’s how it works: We pair you with an adult mentor who’s ready to talk with you about God, church, and faith. The only rule is that your mentor isn’t the one with the “right” answers. We expect–even hope–that you’ll sometimes disagree. What if you decide confirmation isn’t for you right now? That’s ok. The point is to ask the questions.
We use “Confirm Not Conform,” an Episcopal confirmation curriculum that combines traditional Book of Common Prayer-based Christian catechesis with a healthy openness to questions, doubt, and searching that supports young people in claiming a faith that is deeply held and truly confirmed.
If you’re interested in confirmation or want to find out more, please contact the Rev. Sahra Harding.