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We understand the importance of serving youth and their families. Trinity Church is proving itself to be "the child-friendly church" by offering a variety of programs. Click your interest above for details.

Youth Ministry

Youth Group meets from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. Our group is engaging and Christ-centered, focused on imparting the love and knowledge of God.

We use games and discussion-based teaching to serve our students. Our prayerful desire is for our students to then take the Good News of the Gospel and introduce it to their communities. We welcome all middle and high school youth, from those who are merely curious about God to those who have a full-fledged desire to follow Him.

If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Josh Gritter in the parish office at 772-567-1146 or via email at jgritter@trinityvero.org.

Trinity’s Youth Group Schedule

Youth Group meetings are held on the first and third Sunday evening of each month in the Trinity Episcopal youth room. We invite you to join us. Watch for additional events coming up soon.

Date: March 12th
Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: Gospel Overview from Genesis to Revelation. God created and governs the universe, and orders it for His glory and our good. Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve and corrupted not only our natures but the whole world. God chose the Israelites as his people in the Old Testament to be a light to those around them but they failed repeatedly. God then sent His son to die on our behalf to free us from sin and Christ will come again to create a new heavens and earth free from sin and the effects of the Fall.

Food: Pizza

Games:

  • Nerf gun capture the flag

  • 5 Second Rule

Date: March 19th
Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: Gospel Specifics. Four verses from Romans: 3:23 (all sinned), 6:23 (wages of sin is death), 10:9 (confess and believe to be saved), 8:1 (no condemnation for Christians). Three types of salvation: have been saved (justification), are being saved (sanctification), will be saved (eschatological salvation). Two freedoms in Chris: freed from penalty of our sins (John 3:16), freedom from sinning (John 8:34-36, freed from dominance but no influence of sin).  One salvation, the new creation of the whole world not just a personal salvation (Romans 8).

Food: Pizza

Games:

  • Zombie

  • Family Feud

Date: April 2nd
Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: Mission, why we are here. Not Moral Therapeutic Deism which believes only: (1) A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth (2) God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions (3) The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself (4) God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when God is needed to resolve a problem (5)Good people go to heaven when they die. Differentiate each point with Biblical truth, the Great Commission (Matthew 28) and the restoration of all things (Romans 8) Lead into “Elevate” material, discussing why Christians live fundamentally different lives than those around us.

Food: Subs

Games:

  • Hunger Games

  • Heads Up

  • Storybooks

Date: April 16th
No Youth Group. Easter Sunday
Date: May 7th
Time: 3:30-5:00

Event: Bowling at Vero Bowl. No cost, high school students may drive separately, middle school students will ride only with Deacon Josh Gritter or their parents. Parents may attend.

Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: Ask a Deacon day.

Food: Pizza

Games:

  • 9 Square

  • Handball

  • Apples to Apples

Date: May 21st
Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: “Elevate Friendships.” Some quick points: Elevated friendships: (1) Care more about what I can do for you than what you can do for me (2) Care more about the person than the relationship (3)Steer the other person towards fulfillment in Christ and not oneself. Signs that a friendship is Earthly: (1) It does not challenge you to live as Christ (2)It does not encourage you in your mission (3) It separates you from the community of believers and ultimately from Christ. Main Scriptures: Romans 12:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 13:20, 1 Corinthians 15:33-34, Philippians 2:3-4

Food: Subs

Games:

  • One Ball

  • Werewolf

  • Scattegories

Date: June 4th
Time: 3:30-5:00

Event: Mall Scavenger Hunt at Indian River Mall. No cost, high school students may drive separately, middle school students will ride only with Deacon Josh Gritter or their parents.

Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: “Elevate Family.” Some quick points: We will be discussing the responsibilities of parents in an ideal family situation, and the responsibility of children (honor and obey). Main Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Ephesians 6:4, Exodus 20:12, Proverbs 1:8-9

Food: Pizza

Games:

  • Octo-ball

  • Barricade dodgeball

  • Pictionary

Date: June 18th
Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: “Elevate Relationships.” Guest Speakers from the Diocese (one guy and one girl) will be teaching this topic. Boys and girls will be separated. Some quick points: Myths about dating: (1) If I marry the right person, everything will be alright (or meet the right person). Rather become the right person (2) No one has ever loved like this before. Qualities to look for: (1) Choosing to date a Christian is essential, and not just a Christian by name but someone who is actively pursuing Christ and a life centered around him (2) Able to lead and be led (3) How they choose friends and who their friends are (4) Character (how they treat those who can’t benefit them). What to guard against: (1) The idea that you can change them (2) Physicality. NOTE: Parents of middle school students, I will dismiss the Middle School students before this is addressed to play a separate game in another room during this time. However, this is an important topic that they are already having to face, and if you want your student to hear about the dangers from a Christian perspective I will allow your student to stay. Contact Deacon Josh Gritter with any concerns BEFOREHAND. Main Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 6:14-16a, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Psalm 37:4

Food: Subs

Games:

  • Indoor Soccer

  • Nerf gun capture the flag

  • Taboo

Date: July 2nd
Time: 5:00-6:30

No teaching. Water Day

Food: Pizza

Games:

  • Water War

  • Water balloon toss

  • Water balloon battle

  • Slip n Slide Kickball

Date: July 16th
Time: TBD, afternoon before Youth Group

Event: Movie (TBD) at the Majestic 11. No cost, high school students may drive separately, middle school students will ride only with Deacon Josh Gritter or their parents.

Time: 5:00-6:30

Teaching: “7 Deadly Sins: Pride.” Some quick points: (1) Pride is essentially competitive and it will never be satisfied (2) Pride is isolating, blinding and limiting. (3) C.S. Lewis “True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” Main Scriptures: Philippians 2:3-11, Luke 6:46

Food: Pizza

Games:

  • 9 Square

  • Handball

  • Game of Things

– Children’s Ministries –

Join us for Trinity Episcopal’s 2017 Vacation Bible School:

“Swimming to His Son!”

June 19th – 23rd
From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day.

Download the registration form here and return the completed form to Kathy Rodriguez at krodriguez@trinityvero.org or by mailing it to the parish office at 2365 Pine Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

For more details, contact Kathy at 772-567-1146. Don’t miss another fun-filled VBS with music, fabulous crafts, games and more. Friends are welcome to join you!

Trinity’s Kids 
Where children of all ages are welcome!

Our programs offer many options for kids. If you have any questions regarding any of our programs or events, please contact
Kathy Rodriguez, Parish Life Director.

Nursery

For the little ones, Trinity has a nursery for children up to age 5. Located in the Youth Building, it is staffed with loving, nurturing, and highly qualified caregivers. Caregivers are available beginning at 9:00 a.m. (for parents who want to attend Adult Forum) through 12:00 p.m. (so parents can attend Coffee Hour).  The Nursery is optional, as children are always welcome in the sanctuary.

Quiet Room

Trinity Church also has a “Quiet Room” located in the back of the sanctuary that welcomes parents with small children.  The room is soundproof and equipped with a bathroom, changing table and comfortable chairs. A large glass window allows parents to view the altar and participate in the service while caring for their young children.

Quiet Room

Trinity Church also has a “Quiet Room” located in the back of the church that welcomes parents with small children.  This room is sound proof and is equipped with a bathroom, changing table, chairs, etc. The room also has a glass window to view the altar.  There, parents have the benefit of participating in the service while caring for their young children.

Sunday School

Our Sunday School program is designed for kids ages Pre-school through 5th grade. From 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. children meet in the Youth Building for the Sunday School lesson.  Afterwards, they are brought to the church by the teachers to meet up with their parents, usually around the time of the “Announcements.”  Sunday School is taught year-round.  Children are welcome to join at any time.

Annual Events

Trinity offers events for kids throughout the year. Vacation Bible School (VBS) for kids ages 3 to 10 each summer, a summertime Mission Trip for the Youth Group, a St. Nicholas Party and Advent Pageant in December, and an Easter Egg Hunt in spring are just a few examples of our fun, annual events. Check our calendar for more details.

Acolytes

When kids are able to carry the crucifix and candles, process through the church to the altar, and sit through the service, they are able to become acolytes. An acolyte assists the priest and deacon in worship by carrying a processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book, carrying candles or "torches," assisting the deacon or priest with altar preparations, carrying the incense boat and many other tasks as deemed appropriate by the priest. Being an acolyte is a ministry that we and our youth take very seriously at Trinity.

Boys and Girls Choir

Trinity’s Boys and Girls Choir is lead by Dr. Neal Campbell, Trinity’s Director of Music and Organist. The choir rehearses on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and again on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  In addition, the Boys and Girls Choir perform during the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist approximately once per quarter.  Children are welcome to join at any time! For more information, contact Dr. Campbell at ncampbell@trinityvero.org.

Get your youth engaged at Trinity Church!
There’s something here for everyone.