Trinity Episcopal Church
484 Lime Rock Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
The Rev. Heidi Truax, Rector
What to expect
Clergy, staff, vestry
"Walk the walk"
Music and Art
Sports & recreation
The Trinity Times
What Trinity Kids do
on Sunday Mornings....
In a bygone age, it used to be
School. For many of us, it was an important part of growing up.
While many of the same things happen on Sunday mornings today that used
to happen in Sunday School, it's a bit different today. Young people learn
about God, and they have an opportunity to meet and have fun with other
kids whose parents feel that what we do at Trinity is a real benefit for young people
|Sunday activities for Trinity Kids
with Children's Chapel at 10:15 AM, held in the side chapel
in the main church building. Chapel usually begins with a welcome and a short prayer by the
Following this, the young people have activities with teams of volunteers from the parish,
under the direction of Terri Brennan, our Sunday School Director. Some Sundays, when their busy schedules permit, our teenagers also help out.
These classes are held in the classrooms in our new addition. The
Trinity Kids join
the Holy Eucharist in progress in the church around the time of the Offertory.
Listening to the Children's Christmas Homily, 2010
We have a special activity for lower and middle school age kids
virtually every Sunday of the year.
The kids enjoy Summer
Sports on Sunday mornings during the summer.
Sundays in church take place monthly year-round. Frequently the kids help
out ushering on other Sundays as well.
Sunday School video projects!!
Last fall, the kids selected two Bible stories, developed a concept for
presenting them, then wrote the script, and acted in a video based on them.
On Sunday, December 2, they presented their product -- entitled "Sixty
Minutes in Jerusalem" to the parish and to
Bishop Ahrens, who was visiting the parish that day.
CLICK HERE to view the video on our YouTube channel. We
think you'll be impressed The kids are pretty good, and
obviously are having a great time at Sunday School!
During the remainder of the school year, the kids are creating another video, this one on
prayer in various religions, cultures, and nations. A great thing
about these projects is that 100% attendance is not required to get a
lot out of it and be a full participant in the video.
If you are interested in having your young person participate in future
efforts of this type, please feel
free to just show up, or, if you wish, an e-mail to
will normally get into the right hands to ensure your young person is expected. You can also call Trinity, at (860)435-2627.
Please leave a message, and someone will get back to you promptly.
|We look forward to welcoming you and your children for Sunday
morning activities for young people!
2011 - Trinity Kids on the
opening day of Sunday School - 2012
Beginning with Children's
Chapel -- Lighting the candles (2010)
Pastor Heidi speaking
to the kids at Children's Chapel (2010)
The kids took full advantage of the
courtyard (and the beautiful weather) on "Chocolate
Our teenagers help out (2010)
|If you think you would your young person
might enjoy and benefit from our Sunday morning activities for young
people at Trinity Lime Rock, we certainly invite you to come visit
us. (Need driving
|Trinity also offers other
notable programs for young people:
--Baptism -- frequently
that's where we first meet and get to know our young people -- but
if your child wasn't baptized as an infant, there's no problem!
Sports -- a program for the whole community that
meets during the summer months on Sunday mornings.
Sports activities for young people at other times of year include
bowling trips, ice skating, skiing, and other activities.
our older young people serve on the altar regularly throughout the
year, following a formal acolyte training program. On most
Sundays you'll see the kids helping take the offering and carrying
the Sunday School cross in the recessional.
People's Sundays -- On one
Sunday each month, our young people serve as ushers, readers, intercessor, musicians, and in most other
worship leadership roles. Lately the kids have taken a real
interest in the ushering role.
Pageant -- our young people have presented a Christmas Pageant
annually here at Trinity for 70 consecutive years.
when our young people reach an appropriate age, we either hold
confirmation classes for them here at Trinity, or hold them jointly
with other Episcopal parishes in the area (we confirmed three
Trinity teens in 2010). We're happy to be able to say that all
three of them are still active in the parish!!
-- the importance of helping others is a vital lesson we teach at
Trinity. Our Trinity Kids are involved not just in "talking
the talk" but also in "walking the walk". See a
short video our kids recently did
supporting Trinity's Backpack Project. Since then they have
spearheaded a successful drive collecting coats for victims of
Day Camp -- an activity we enjoy hosting whenever the number of
kids of suitable age is present in the parish and interests and
schedules mesh. We held it most
recently in 2010.