Children, Youth & Families

Trinity serves all children, youth, and families, providing formation and education that model our core values and nurture every individual’s relationship with God.

 

Find out how your family can get involved at Trinity:

Questions?  Contact Charissa Simmons, Canon for Children & Families

or Jill Osburn, Missioner for Youth

Upcoming events

  • Godly Play on YouTube
    Godly Play on YouTube
    Multiple Dates
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    Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    YouTube
    Canon Charissa shares Godly Play stories and wondering for the whole family! We’ll join the people of God on a journey from creation to the return from exile.
  • Kid Time in the Courtyard
    Kid Time in the Courtyard
    Multiple Dates
    Learn more
    Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
  • Family Faith at Home: Halloween & All Saints
    Family Faith at Home: Halloween & All Saints
    Oct 26, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    On Zoom
    Join us on Zoom as we discuss Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Days. How are they different, and how can we celebrate them faithfully in our homes?
  • Halloween Organ Spooktacular
    Halloween Organ Spooktacular
    Oct 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join us in the cathedral for a family-friendly organ concert by Trinity's own unearthly organists! (in person & livestreamed)
  • Courtyard Church at the Commons
    Courtyard Church at the Commons
    Multiple Dates
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    Nov 07, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PST
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Join us at 10:00 am in the Trinity Courtyard every first Sunday for our monthly family service, with music, communion, and family-friendly activities. The service is followed by an outreach activity for all ages - upcoming topics below!
  • Middle School Community
    Middle School Community
    Multiple Dates
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    Nov 07, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    All middle schoolers are invited to join us for youth community time, every first Sunday at 11:15!

Children's Ministries (birth-elementary school)

Baptism

Baptism

Anyone is welcome to be baptized at Trinity! In baptism, we welcome new members into the church, commit our-selves to support them in their life in Christ, and re-dedicate our own lives to Christ. Baptism takes place throughout the year on designated Sundays. Click here to learn more about baptisms at Trinity.

Contact: Charissa Simmons

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Childcare

Qualified staff care for our youngest members every Sunday from 8:45 to 11:30 am on the lower level of the parish house. Parents are given vibrating pagers just in case they are needed in the nursery. Childcare is also offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and during some evening and special services.

Contact: Charissa Simmons

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Church @ the Commons

First Sundays, October-June, 10 am, Kempton Hall.

Followed by Family Outreach Project, 10:45 am.

Intergenerational, family-friendly Eucharist service that gives children and youth a chance to participate fully in the liturgy and leadership of the service. 

Contact: Charissa Simmons

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Church School

Sundays, 9 & 10 am, age 3 to 5th grade, downstairs.

Godly Play is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. It engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Through Godly play, we learn to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives. 

Contact: Charissa Simmons

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Children's Music

Music for all ages on Sunday mornings & beyond! Trinitots (age 3-kindergarden) and St. Cecilia Choir (1st grade and up) meet Sundays at 9 am. Older children can enroll in the Trinity Choir School for a more comprehensive church music experience and choral education. Click to learn more!

Contact: Music Office

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Formation for All Ages

Sundays, 9 am, age 3 & up

Join us every Sunday morning in the parish hall building from 9:00-9:45 am for a wide array of classes and opportunities for musicmaking, and storytelling for everyone, age 3 & up (parents, too!). Click here to learn more, and join us!​

Contact: Charissa Simmons

Youth Ministries (middle & high school)

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Youth Leaders Wanted!

We are looking for volunteers to serve in all areas of Youth Ministry! If serving youth is something that interests you we'd love to have you. Schedule a meeting with Jill so she can answer answer any questions you may have. Whether you're a young adult, middle-aged, older, an introvert or an extrovert, there can be a place for you in the lives of our youth!

Contact: Jill Osburn

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Acolytes

Youth grade 6 & 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. Contact: Helen Sudbury

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Confirmation

Confirmation Class: Sundays, January-May 2022

Confirmation is an important decision for young people who are baptised Christians. Trinity's youth confirmation class, which runs every spring, is led by our Missioner for Youth and supported by mentors from the congregation.  Open to 8th-12th graders.

Contact: Jill Osburn

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Formation for All Ages

Sundays, 9 am, age 3 & up

Join us every Sunday morning in the parish hall building from 9:00-9:45 am for a wide array of classes and opportunities for musicmaking, and storytelling for everyone, age 3 & up (parents, too!). Click here to learn more, and join us!​

Contact: Charissa Simmons

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Middle School Community

Sundays, 9:00 am. All middle schoolers are invited to join us for youth community time every Sunday morning! Join us weekly as we spend time together and take time to discuss a wide variety of topics that affect us in our daily lives. Delicious treats always provided! 

Contact: Jill Osburn

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Trinity Choir School

The Trinity Choir School provides young singers in grades 3 & above a world-class musical education at no cost! Choristers develop skills that last a lifetime: leadership, commitment, focus, patience, teamwork, camaraderie, and a love for service. Learn more

 
 

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