Children & Worship
Children and Worship is a program developed for children to worship God in their own worship center and see and hear Bible stories with visuals that they can then use themselves. The time we spend in the worship center is a time of worship, not a social time or play time. At Trinity we use this program for worship with children ages three through second grade. Children and Worship meets during our worship service. Our children experience worship in the same order as in the sanctuary: we approach God in reverence, hear His Word proclaimed, respond in praise, and go forth in peace and love to serve in God’s name. Bible stories are presented using wooden figures and felt pieces that allow children to see as well as to hear the Word of God. Our Children and Worship is program runs from the Sunday after Labor Day to the Sunday after Pentecost (September 10, 2017 – May 27, 2018).

Midwest B.A.S.I.C Youth Bible Camp
Come join us in July 23-27, 2018.
Attention 6th to 12th Graders: Midwest B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In Christ)
Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa. All graduates of grades 6 -12 are encouraged to attend. This is a great time of growing and serving in Jesus. Some activities include games, talent night, karaoke, praising God, service projects and speakers. Check out our pictures and videos from past camps and share memories at “Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp” on Facebook.

Midwest BASIC is sponsored by Classis Northcentral Iowa, of the Christian Reformed Church and also cooperates with churches of other denominations.

Roots – Youth Group
Our Youth Group was developed for adults and families to work alongside and encourage our 6th – 12th graders as they grown in faith and service.  Roots Fall program will begin September 6 with the first gathering meeting at Bickford Assisted Living 2418 Kent Ave., Ames. The first Wednesday of each month the youth will serve at Bickford Assisted Living from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays will include Bible study and fun activities at the church from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Young Builder’s Club
This program meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Young Builders Club is for children Kindergarten thru 5th grade. During our Young Builders Club we will begin with a Bible lesson, then an activity, and end with a snack. Come join us for a great time! If you have any questions please email Jeff / Kristy Kopaska or communications@amestrinity.org.

Youth Sunday School Classes
Our Youth Sunday School Classes are for children age 3 years through the 12th grade. We meet every Sunday morning from 11:00 a.m. to Noon when Iowa State University is in session. We do not meet during Summer break.

Sunday School Calendar 2017 – Our Sunday School Classes are currently on Summer Break.

Fall Semester 2017
September 10, 2017 – Classes begin
November 26, 2017 – No Sunday School Classes due to Thanksgiving Weekend
December 3, 2017 – Christmas Program practice for Preschool- 8th grade
December 10, 2017 – Christmas Program practice practice for Preschool- 8th grade
December 16, 2017 – Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.
December 17, 24 & 31 – No Sunday School Classes, Christmas Break

Spring Semester 2018
January 7, 2018 – Classes resume
March 18, 2018 – No Sunday School classes due to Spring Break
April 1, 2018 – No Sunday School classes due to Easter
May 13, 2018 – No Sunday School classes due to Mother’s Day
May 20, 2018 – Last day of Sunday School classes

Ages 3 years thru 8th grade gather for music for the first 15 minutes of the session then break into individual class rooms. We have a Christmas program, and sing during Palm Sunday service. Once a year we have an inter-generational activity that includes singing and a craft to celebrate Christmas. The inter-generational activity is open to children and adults. Since the integrated class is during the holiday, we’ll have a Christmas theme with activities/crafts during the class time.

Sunday School Curriculum – The Story is a chronological Bible that reads like a novel.  Our Sunday School classes will be using the material and everyone from pre-school to adults (excluding High School) will be using age appropriate books to better understand God’s word.  Pastor Kelly will be preaching scripture that corresponds with the chapters in The Story.  Families are asked to read each chapter in preparation for that Sunday.

High School Students – The topic of the high school Sunday School class for 2017-18 is “Jesus in the Gospels.” The high school Sunday School class has a four-year curriculum. Future topics will be: “Acts and Epistles” (2018-2019), “What We Believe and How We Live” (2019-2020), and “The Old Testament” (2020-21).