The August Mission Emphasis is our own Children & Youth Ministries Department. Many ministries fall under the umbrella of Children & Youth. Trinity provides programs for children and youth from grades K-12. While targeting different age groups, these programs are directed at reaching children and providing an opportunity to learn the word of God. Sunday School Programs Our multi-age Sunday School classes welcome children and youth from kindergarten through grade 12. Students meet for discussion and fellowship in a class that may follow a book, video study, or Pastor Jason’s sermon schedule. All curriculum include elements like dramas, games, and crafts to help solidify the lessons. Elementary Bible Study Students in second through fifth grades attending Nye Elementary School are invited to a weekly Bible study led by volunteers and former Nye teacher, Tim Bartholomew. Students enjoy a lesson, discuss prayer concerns, and pray together before walking to Nye. Promised Land Our after-school outreach program for local children in Kindergarten through fifth grade includes time for students to learn a Bible lesson and participate in games, crafts, and music. They also complete community service projects once a month. The day ends with a hot meal enjoyed in Fellowship Hall with friends and adult table buddies. Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School is held one week over student’s summer vacation. It involves a Bible lesson, games, drama, music, and snacks. VBS is the highlight of many kids’ summers and draws many children from our community. Club 56 Fifth and sixth graders attend monthly meetings where they discuss what service to God means. Club 56 joins TUMY to put lessons into action by volunteering in the community at sites the students choose. Open Youth Teens in grades seven through 12 meet each Thursday for a meal at 5:30 PM, followed by free time and then games, lessons, and discussion. TUMY Missions Trinity’s youth group (TUMY) has served on missions in places like Virginia Beach, Blue Knob, and this year, Cherokee Nation, NC. The students learn to be the hands and feet of Jesus as they serve communities, helping rebuild structures, and share the good news as they work among the people there. Your giving supports these important ministries for Trinity’s children and youth as well as those in our local community. During worship on Sunday, Aug. 13, we’ll hear more about these ministries and how your contributions benefit the children and youth of Trinity and our community.