Children’s Program at Trinity 2012

Join Trinity’s children for a very special year exploring peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service, and environmental projects.  Using a curriculum based on the programs of Kids for Peace, Trinity will partner with individuals, families, and organizations (Peace Partners) to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace. 

Each quarter will focus on a different theme:  

  • Quarter 1: Global Friends – Children explore and experience lifestyles, languages and traditions of people around the world. We identify common bonds and we celebrate diversity.  Peace Partner Ideas: Share a game, art project, recipe, and/or story from a culture near and dear to your heart.  Presentations from cultural organizations are sought and welcome.
  • Quarter 2: Eco Kids – Children take a dynamic role in preserving and protecting our earth. We participate in conservation, stewardship, recycling and clean-ups.  Peace Partner Ideas: Work with children to create an environmental campaign, engage them in activities related to your personal and/or organization’s service in the community, or develop a children’s garden.
  • Quarter 3: Community Builders – Children are actively engaged in making a positive contribution to their communities. We do this through leadership, service, kindness and civic responsibility.  Peace Partner Ideas:  Engage children in activities related to your personal and/or organization’s service in the community, use your network to engage a community leader to visit, or help organize a service project in which the children can participate.
  • Quarter 4: Artists in Action – Children express their peaceful nature through visual and performing arts. We inspire others with the beauty we create. Peace Partner Ideas: Share your artistic talents, use your network to bring in a local artist/musician, work with the children on project.
Please contact Amy at children@tumc.org if you would like to be a Peace Partner.  It is a very short-term commitment (as little as one Sunday!), and an easy way to be involved in providing Trinity’s children with a wonderful experience.
Kids for Peace “Peace Pledge”
  • I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.
  • I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.
  • I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands.
  • I pledge to respect people in each and every land.
  • I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.
  • I pledge to do my part to create PEACE for one and all.
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About Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

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