Sunday School classes are held every week at 9:40am. 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.
Children’s Church is held in our upper building the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month during the 8:15am and 11:00am services. 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.
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 November 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. Classes are taught by Pastor Bob and and his wife, Christine.
Trips to the beach and other local places reward and recognize children for their focus on God, youth ministry and service.
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.
This is a youth-sponsored event that allows congregation members and visitors to purchase various gifts of clothing, personal care items, toys, games, and gift cards for children and families at our local community helping center during the Christmas season each year. 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.
Vacation Bible School is an exciting and educational event that is held over multiple days during the month of June each year. It is a free event and includes a tasty dinner for everyone attending. Our most recent Vacation Bible School, VBS Maker Fun Factory, was a renowned success with 55 children from our church and local community that was filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that youth saw, heard, and even tasted! Come join us next year for more fun, Christ-centered activities for children of all ages!!
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.
Various events are held throughout the year to celebrate Christian holidays and events, such as an Easter egg hunt, Pentecost, and entertaining Christmas activities.
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.
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.