Starting now we are sharing Sunday School with St. Matthews. It was decided that it made more sense to bring the children together at St. Matthews since both Sunday Schools struggle with attendance and teachers. Rather than trying to introduce the Trinity children in December it was felt that starting the year off together made more sense. St. Matthews' service begins at 9:30 with their children in church; so ours will be dropped off at St. Matthews between 9:30 and 9:45 at the latest at the Church St. door near Benton St. There will always be at least 2 people from Trinity there to greet them, stay with them, and then escort them back to Trinity. This will continue even after we have made our move. Our children’s ministry team and the St. Matthews team have been, and continue to be, in conversation about this shared ministry and we are all excited about the possibilities it presents for a shared Sunday School, as well as Messy Church.
It will take us a couple of weeks to determine if our children can be back here to participate in our service. Timing is such that it is unlikely, but we will be gauging that over the next couple of weeks. They will have a snack and drink waiting for them downstairs when they do get back.
We will continue to offer nursery services at Trinity for the littlest ones. Should your child not be comfortable being at St. Matthews , there will be activity bags available at Trinity to help keep kids busy through services whether they choose to stay upstairs or go sit in the nursery room. If your child arrives here and wishes to go to St. Matthews we have escorts available to take them there. This is a limited resource so please, if possible, ensure your children are taken directly to St. Matthews.
Finally, if anyone is willing to volunteer to be one of the “stay at St. Matthews” team, please contact Barb Bitzer, Marg Collard, or Tina Coutts