Good Afternoon Parents and Teachers!
SUNDAY SCHOOL- Lenten Devotional:
Scripture: Joel 2:15-16
Prayer: Lord Jesus, as we enter into Lent, may we be mindful of You, remembering Your great gift of life for us. Amen.
Question: Today is the first day of Lent, the season when we prepare for Easter. Many Christians fast during Lent. Fasting is when we choose not to eat a certain food or participate in a certain activity, so that we can focus on Jesus instead. What might our family fast from during Lent?
Senior High Youth Group- This week, February 14th during the 9:45 service, we will kick off this new version of the Senior High Youth Group with a food filled meet and greet. Join Dean Z, Paul G, Philippa & Tom M, Laurie & Tony F, Fr. Patrick, and Manda for games, hanging out, discussion, food, . . . and maybe concerts? Come THIS SUNDAY with ideas on how to make Senior High Youth Group your own!
Middle school Youth Group- Will also meet on February 14th. We are going to start planning out the project we discussed last time and watch the next Alpha video.
Nursery Cleaning- Saturday Feb 27th at 10 am I invite anyone who has a child who uses the nursery, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, or anyone who just likes to clean and chat! These quarterly cleanings are very important to the health and safety of our infants and toddlers as well as to the health of our children’s ministry as a whole. For many families the nursery is the first step into Trinity’s Children’s Ministry and we want to make sure it is a place they feel comfortable leaving their child.
Good Friday Children’s Service- the Good Friday Children’s Service is March 25th. From February 28th through March 13th there will be a sign up board in the Narthex for you and your child to sign up to participate in the Good Friday Children’s Service. Practice for the service will be from 12pm until 4pm on March 25th. We will go over the service, have lunch, and then do a dress rehearsal before the actual service begins. Children of all ages can participate in this service.
VBS- Vacation Bible School must be on everyone’s mind because I have received quite a few emails asking for the dates. This Year vacation bible school will be June 27th through July 1st. Miss Geri and I will be leading it. The topic is Cave Quest so if you have any clever ideas to make the church into a cave please let one of us know. Also if you led a station or a group last year and would like to do so again please let us know, I do not have the volunteer website up and running yet but I know that we are almost ready to start recruiting for those major jobs. Put the date in your calendars and put your cave quest thinking caps on. This is going to be another awesome VBS
Safe Church Training- All Adults who work with children in any capacity MUST complete safe church training. There are a number of trainings scheduled to take place this spring throughout the diocese including at Trinity! The Date for the Trinity Safe Church training is April 12th from 6-9 pm. Lite N Up will be providing dinner. Safe Church Certifications last for 3 years so if you are getting close to that or have not done it at all, please sign up for the training at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-church-recertification-for-laity-registration-20131666356
If you cannot make the Training at Trinity you are welcome to go to another church for training. Go to https://www.episcopalct.org/Find-Resources/General-Parish-Operations/Safe-Church-Resources/Safe-Church-Training-Schedule/ for the training schedule and locations.
The Upcoming Events calendar through March looks like this:
Wednesday February 10th- Ash Wednesday there is a family friendly service at 4:30 on Wednesday. It is short and sweet and the kids get to sit on the floor near the altar. Last year it was a big hit with the little ones.
Sunday February 14th- DIGG Church- Love Mercy in k,1,and 2 classroom – High School Youth Group in Parish Hall- Middle School Youth Group in the youth room 11:30-1pm http://trinitytariffvilleyouth.weebly.com/middle-school.html
Saturday February 20th- Last Gaga Tournament of the year!!!!- 5-8pm Dinner is going to be ‘make your own’ pizzas. Parents please bring a drink or dessert. http://trinitytariffvilleyouth.weebly.com/events/gaga
Sunday February 21st- Regular Sunday school- Teacher Meeting 11:30-No Youth Group- Emmaus Reunion http://www.trinitytariffville.org/ministries-2/children/sunday-school/
Sunday February 28th- Regular Sunday school- High School Youth Group 9:45- 11a in the Parish Hall- Middle school Youth group 11:30-1pm in the Youth Room- Good Friday Children’s Service Signup- Evensong at 4:30pm. http://trinitytariffville.weebly.com/events/choral-evensong
Sunday March 6th- Regular Sunday School- High School Youth Group 9:45-11a- No Middle School Youth Group- Boys and Girls Dinners- more info coming soon http://trinitytariffvilleyouth.weebly.com/events/boys-and-girls-dinners
Saturday March 12th- 12-2 pm Movie and Egg Stuffing Party
Sunday March 13th- DIGG Church- Walk Humbly- in K,1,and 2 classroom – High School Youth Group in Parish Hall9:45-11am - Middle School Youth Group in the youth room 11:30-1pm
Sunday March 20th- PALM SUNDAY- Regular Sunday School- Middle School Youth Group 11:30-1pm
Friday March 25th- Good Friday Children’s Service practice 12-4pm service is at 4pm
Saturday March 26th- Easter Egg Hunt 11am http://trinitytariffville.weebly.com/events/easter-egg-hunt-march-26th-at-11-am
Sunday March 27th- Easter- movies during 9 am and 11 am services- no Youth Group
See you Sunday!
Manda Lavallee is the Director of Children's, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries at Trinity Church.