COVID PANDEMIC UPDATE:
Church school, from JK through high school, will return to church once Trinity worships again in the Sanctuary. In the meantime, the kids and youth are sent links to Godly Play stories on YouTube every week which they can watch and listen to at their leisure.
Bring your children and grandchildren to Church School at Trinity, starting early in September. Children in JK through high school are invited to join our Godly Play circle, listening to sacred stories, wondering, responding with writing, drawing, reading or creating with play dough, saying a prayer, and then having a feast and being blessed on their way.
TRINITY’S NURSERY – To all Parents, Grandparents and Guardians: Your baby and/or toddler is welcome to stay with you during worship in the comfortable area supplied with quiet toys and books at the back of the Sanctuary, OR he/she may spend the time in our staffed Nursery (located around the corner from the two washrooms, just before the ‘lift’) while you are worshipping in church. Please pick up your toddler from the Nursery immediately following the service. Thank you.
Church School at Trinity uses for its curriculum Godly Play which has been around for several decades and is based on the Montessori method of teaching. The flow of Godly Play follows the flow of a worship service and a foundational understanding of Godly Play is the inherent spirituality of children. The children are encouraged to enter into the story and explore their own faith by being asked “I wonder…” questions. They are then asked to respond to the story in whatever way they choose – stories, play dough, drawings, etc.
The stories are told with the help of little wooden figures, pieces of felt, candles, or sand. As the children sit in a circle and watch the story unfold before them, they will learn about the sacred stories of our faith, the parables, and the liturgies of the church, such as baptism and communion.
All children and youth from JK through High School are welcome to join us in our sacred circle.
Our collection of Godly Play components is growing. Books of the Bible, Jesus in Jerusalem, Parables of Parables and the scrolls for The Prophets have arrived to find their place in the coming year`s curriculum.