Maria Rogers is our Nursery Director
All children are welcome and encouraged to attend worship with their families. There is a nursery/toddler room for children age five and under if you or your young child is not comfortable in worship. Nursery care is also available for infants and children age 5 and under on request for other Parish functions.
The church also offers My Church Bags, which are activity bags for young children, to be used during the liturgies to help capture the child’s attention.
Linda Gemmer is our Lead Catechesis and Mthr. Jean Hite offers guidance for family spirituality
Formation time for children (age 4-5th grade) takes place on Sundays during the school year from 10:00 until 11:15. The children meet in the Atria. An atrium is "a prepared space". This is the Montessori concept that means that everything is ready for the child, or to be more precise, the child and God. This is the parable shelf. The parables of the Good Shepherd Atrium are "the short stories that Jesus told to help us understand the Kingdom of God". The work for The Precious Pearl appears on the mat. Other parables for this atrium are The Mustard Seed, The Hidden Treasure, The Leaven, and The Growing Grain.
Hannah Rinaldi is our Youth Group leader and his helped by Kelsey Owens and Tom Rinaldi
The Cenacle Group gathers on Sunday mornings during formation time for fellowship and learning. The curriculum used is from the Episcopal Church and is called God Talks, which offers movie clips as a jumping off for theological reflection. Youth also find time for kayaking on the Cove, carving pumpkins, helping with Christmas Pageant and other events to experience the joy of Christian community.
It has been the tradition of Trinity-by-the-Cove to confirm youth every three years and include a pilgrimage component. This follows the curriculum we use for Christian formation for youth, Journey to Adulthood. Based on church records, the rising 8th graders and up are eligible for confirmation at this time, though parents and youth are always welcome to speak to the clergy about their spiritual journeys and needs.
Hannah Rinaldi is our Youth Group leader and his helped by Kelsey Owens and Tom Rinaldi.
Our formation for youth in grades 10-12 is tailored to our parish needs. Many youth want to get out into the world and serve—they want to make the world a better place. With parent involvement and help we offer service projects with opportunities for fellowship throughout the year. Youth engaged in fellowship trips like attending Universal for Rock the Universe and engage in various service projects, including painting help for the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. The Senior EYCers take an active part in choosing how they want to learn about God and serve their neighbors
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