At Trinity, we value the contributions of all ages to our worship experience. From the smiles and sound of infants to the questioning look of a teenager; from the experiences of a young adult, the challenges of parenting, the difficulties of mid-life to the wisdom of the elderly, all ages create a beautiful tapestry that broadens and enriches our spiritual experience.
Children of all ages are welcome and valued in our church community. If you would like your child to remain in the main sanctuary during the service, there is a small area in the back of the church where children are welcome to sit and color, read, or draw. If you would like your child to participate in a group outside of the main sanctuary the following options are available:
Birth to Four: We have a fully staffed nursery available on Sundays for both the 8 and 10:15 services. The nursery provides care for babies until children are ready to move up to attending Children’s Chapel. If you would like to have your child receive communion with you, you can get your child from the nursery during the Exchange of the Peace midway through the service.
Four to Eleven: Children’s Chapel: Children’s Chapel will be held every Sunday during the 10:15 service. Children’s Chapel is the Liturgy of the Word in language that children can understand. The children will be active participants in this specially designed service, reading and discussing the meaning of the lesson for the day. Children will be invited to participate at the beginning of the service, and return from chapel to take communion with their parents during the Exchange of the Peace midway through the service.
BYC – Bend Youth Collective: A collaboration of Trinity Episcopal, First Presbyterian, and Nativity Lutheran churches.
Our mission: Rooted in the way of Jesus, we create a collaborative, inclusive and loving space for teens to dig deeper with God and to participate in self-discovery, peacemaking and social justice.
- Monday Evenings – High School meets at the Environmental Center on Kansas Ave. The evening includes dinner, ReMix Bible Study, Small Group gatherings, and a whole lot of fun. The evening is over by 8PM.
- Wednesday Evenings-Middle School meets at a different church each quarter 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The evening includes dinner, a service project, small groups and FUN!
Prep Squad for Family Kitchen
Middle and High School students are invited to participate in a service program preparing food items for Family Kitchen. The group meets Wednesdays from 2-4 PM.