The mission of Trinity Children’s Ministry is to gather children in love and help them grow in the Word of God so they will be equipped to go into the world as Disciples of Christ.
On Sunday mornings from 8:30am-12:15pm nursery care for babies age 0-24 months is available in the nursery suite, located on the ground level across from room 111. Nurseries for infants through age five are offered for all worship services and other church wide events. Well-trained staff and volunteers understand that providing a safe, pleasant and clean environment is an all-important step in the spiritual development of children. Pagers are available for parents should a child become sick or cannot be comforted after 15 minutes. Identifying numbers are assigned to each child, the diaper bag and the parents. Parents must present the identification when picking up their child(ren).
The nursery suite has a security door accessible only by code. Parents are given the code as necessary.
Nurseries are also available for small groups such as circles and bible studies meeting in the church building. A minimum of three children is necessary to offer a nursery.
To schedule a nursery, please email Barry Smith or call her at 879-1737.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: How do I let the church know about my new baby?
A: The first thing to do is to call us and share the good news of the birth of your baby! (879-1737). The receptionist will arrange an announcement in Tidings and a flower to be put in the sanctuary announcing the birth. (Make sure you or someone you know remembers to pick up the flowers on Sunday after church.)
Q: What should I do with my baby on Sunday mornings?
A: You are welcome to bring your baby with you to worship or Sunday School. However, we have an excellent nursery program, and we encourage you to take advantage of our professional and caring nursery environment. The nursery suite is located on the ground level in the middle of the long hallway.
Q: Who will take care of my child while he or she is in the nursery?
A: We take great pride in the quality of both our nursery staff and facilities, because we understand that providing a safe, pleasant and clean environment is an all-important step in the spiritual development of children. Our nursery rooms are staffed with trained professionals as well as caring volunteers. Our nursery workers are CPR certified, undergo background checks, and are approved by our Child Protection Policy. Our volunteers are church members and parents who have a heart for children.
Q: What do I do with my baby when I arrive in the nursery?
A: When you enter the nursery suite, please sign your child in on the forms provided. Someone will be there to welcome your child into his or her appropriate room. Pagers are available for parents should a child become sick or cannot be comforted after 15 minutes. Identifying numbers are assigned to each child, the diaper bag and the parents. Parents must present this identification when picking up their child(ren).
Q: When is the nursery available?
A: The nursery is open on Sunday mornings from 8:30am-12:15pm and for other church wide events.
Q: How can I volunteer to help?
A: We ask that parents of regularly attending nursery children volunteer once per quarter.
Q: When does my baby go to Sunday school?
A. Sunday school begins with children who turn two by September 1. Classes are formed in September for the year. Classes meet from 10:00-10:45.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)
At Trinity United Methodist Church, we believe that God calls even the smallest ones to sit on the knees of Jesus. Our nursery is more than just excellent childcare; it is a ministry. Our hope for each child at Trinity is that they might be fully embraced as God’s children and important members of the church body; may they always feel at home in the church. The nursery is your baby’s earliest experience at church; our goal at Trinity is to make that experience as nurturing as possible. During their first two years, babies learn that church is a safe and happy place where they are loved and their needs are met. We have separate rooms for infants, creepers, and toddlers, and children advance from room to room on an individual basis. At age two we begin Sunday school, where they are introduced to basic Christian thoughts, such as “God loves me.”