Confirmation classes teach our youth about Martin Luther's theology on...
the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Confirmation classes are intended for youth from 7th grade and above and meet at 9:45am every other week during the months of October through May. This is a two-year program to help youth grow in their faith through the study of the scriptures and Luther's Catechism, concluding with the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism. The Rite of Confirmation provides an opportunity for the child, relying on God's promise given in Baptism, to make a personal public profession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of faithfulness to Christ. Confirmation classes teach our youth about Martin Luther's theology on the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Children’s Church is currently on a summer break, and it will resume in September. Children’s Church is held in our upper building the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month during the 8:15am service. It is intended for kids 4 years old through 3rd grade. Our youth learn the same lessons and Gospel used in the Sunday services, and there is inspirational music and entertaining arts and crafts activities that keep the children interested.
Sunday School classes are held every week at 9:40am from September through early June. Our Sunday School program is open to children of all ages. We offer classes for youth in elementary school (ages 4-11), middle school, and high school. We also have young adult classes as well as topical classes on Christian parenting and the Bible in Depth. Sunday School is Christ-centered education focused on our youth in an entertaining and meaningful way. It promotes learning the bible for building relationships with God and others. Sunday School is an important part of Christian learning, growth and fellowship for our children.
Note: Bible Study classes are held in the time between services.
Various events are held throughout the year to celebrate Christian holidays and festivals, such as Pentecost, an Easter egg hunt, and entertaining Christmas activities.
Once a year our youth lead a Sunday service with songs, a puppet show, service messages, and scripture readings. This is an important way for our youth to demonstrate leadership and to embrace the importance of God in their lives.
Our annual Vacation Bible School recently concluded and will return next summer. VBS is a free event and includes a tasty meal for everyone attending. Our most recent Vacation Bible School was a renowned success with 62 children from our church and local community who enjoyed the interactive “Splash Canyon” program that helped kids discover that Jesus is by our side on life's wild ride. Children dove into five exciting Bible stories that showed how God keeps His promises throughout the ups and downs of our lives. Each lesson clearly distinguished between God’s Law and His Gospel — helping children understand how the person and work of Jesus Christ fulfills the Law — and offers us the free gift of salvation from sin and death. Come join us next June for another set of fun, Christ-centered activities for children of all ages. All are welcome! Click on the registration link below to register for VBS.
Trips to the beach and other local places reward and recognize children for their focus on God, youth ministry and service.
Our youth are valued and loved members of our congregation family who enthusiastically assist our outreach ministry. They help organize and perform various service activities during the year that encourage them to value the importance of service to others. Some events include parent participation, which helps strengthen family bonds and purpose.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is one of the very few churches in our local area that has indoor, climate-controlled facilities available for youth to play basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball....ideal for hot summers, rainy days, and cold winters. There are occasional scheduled activities for families, and kids can play sports at our facilities with their friends.
This is a youth-sponsored event during the Christmas season each year that allows congregation members and visitors to purchase various gifts of clothing, personal care items, toys, games, and gift cards for children and families in our local community. No matter how small, all gifts can have an enormous impact on the lives of those in our local community as we show they are truly loved and valued.
Our high school youth have the opportunity to attend this exciting national gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is held every 3 years in a different U.S. city. Each convention has a specific theme, with each theme focused on certain scripture passages from the bible. The gathering lasts 5 days, and each day is also focused on a form of service. Aspects of this inspirational meeting for youth include community life, fellowship, services, bible study, and interactive learning. This is a positive and purposeful way to influence God's activity in the lives of our young people. Several of our youth and adult chaperones attended the latest gathering in Houston in June with 31,000 other children who all experienced fun, Christ-centered events that will forever transform their lives through new friendships, learning, personal growth, and lasting positive memories. We can't wait for the next National ELCA Youth Gathering scheduled for 2021 in Minneapolis.