Sunday School


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Children are cherished members of the Trinity Parish community, and Trinity is committed to providing mentorship and opportunities to help our young people develop and make progress on their journey. Trinity's weekly Sunday School begins at preschool and is adapted from the "Godly Play" curriculum to fit the community of children who attend. Through parables, sacred stories, and liturgical action, stories provide the content for children to become more fully aware of the mystery of God's presence in their lives. Stories end with questions that evoke wonder about the people of God, about where the stories connect with our lives, and about the ways we gather and mark important moments in our lives. Each week the story is followed by "work time" (play, really), using art supplies, journals, pictures that draw connections to world events, and other materials for reflection. During this time, children make meaning of the stories as they connect to their own questions or their own lives.

Trinity's Sunday School also offers activities that celebrate the liturgical year and help to instill a commitment to service. For example, each year Trinity's Sunday School puts on a Christmas pageant, we walk a nearby labyrinth, and we offer opportunities for youth to participate in our parish activities and celebrations. Trinity's Sunday School youth are regular volunteers at The Centre St. Food Pantry, the B-SAFE summer program, the Framingham Salvation Army, and in other outreach programs. Trinity's hands-on, caring teachers "walk along" and guide the young people as they participate in liturgy, in outreach, and in community gatherings.