Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world.  Trinity is no exception, offering a diverse array of opportunities for youth as leaders in the Cathedral and the community.  Our youth are involved in the life of the Cathedral and we are committed to providing our young people with opportunities to give back to our community in addition to offering a place of security and friendship among their peers through social activities both at and outside the Cathedral. Explore the options below! For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1219. Click HERE to fill out the Youth Permission Slip.

Click HERE to view Trinity's 2016-2017 Family Ministry Calendar.

Confirmation (Regional Confirmation Class)

For mature 8th-12th grade students. Several Portland area churches join together for youth confirmation classes using the Confirm Not Conform curriculum. Half of the classes include the entire group, and half are individual church groups. Classes meet twice monthly on Tuesday evenings with occasional weekend activities. Click HERE for the schedule.

Hearts and Hands
Middle School-High School Sunday Formation 

We have two youth formation opportunities on Sunday-Hearts and Hands. We invite Middle and High schoolers to join us immediately following communion from the 10:00 a.m. service for refreshments. After refreshments, there will be two options for students to engage with the scripture of the day or questions that arise from the worship service, itself. The "Hands" group will take an active approach with hands-on activities, while the other "Hearts" group will take time to reflect in a more contemplative way. The Hands group will meet in the St. Francis room. The Hearts group will meet in the St. Catherine room. We will finish at 11:45 a.m.


Youth in 6th grade and older are invited to serve as acolytes for Trinity’s worship services. Acolytes serve about once a month at the 10:00 a.m. service. Trainings occur throughout the year, and experienced acolytes take on additional responsibilities. Attendance is encouraged at two Acolyte Days, Sunday December 6, 2015 and Sunday, February 28, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These days are a chance for more training as well as some fun with fellow acolytes.
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Worship Guilds

Youth of any age are encouraged to participate in any of Trinity’s worship guilds: lectors, lay eucharistic ministers, altar guild, ushers, greeters, and flower guild. Adult mentors will be assigned to help youth hone their skills. Participation can be at any of Trinity’s services, including church at the commons.

Youth Choirs

Join one of our fantastic youth choirs! See Children's Music for more information.

IMG 20160718 155531021 revised for webSPARKS! Service in the City Camp at Trinity

July 10-21, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The registration deadline is June 1.
Open to 6th-9th graders. Uncover your purpose this summer with SPARKS!-Service in the City Camp at Trinity. Through experiential learning and community service, discover your sparks! Learn to share what energizes you and makes you happy, and create meaning and relationships with your community. Find your sparks in art, sports, nature, music, leadership, and more. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1219. Cost is $250 per week.

Click HERE to pay the $50 deposit, or if you would rather pay the entire camp fee now, click HERE. Thank you.

Required Camp Forms
Please click on the links below, fill out the forms, and hit submit. Thank you.

SPARKS Camper Registration Form
Medical Information Form
Permission Slip and Release of Liability Form

SPARKS Camp Donation
If you would like to make a donation to Trinity's SPARKS Camp, click HERE and choose Youth Ministries from the drop down menu. Thank you.