Families & Children

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

  • Childcare
    Sun 11 Dec
    Multiple Dates
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    Dec 11, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Qualified staff care for our youngest members every Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30 am.
  • Godly Play
    Sun 11 Dec
    Multiple Dates
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    Dec 11, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    Godly Play is a method of spiritual practice that uses stories & imagination to help children explore the mystery of God's presence in our lives.
  • Dec 21, 12:00 PM PST
    The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Come hear the trebles, sopranos, and altos of the Cathedral Choir, as they present Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, with harpist Kate Petak.
  • Dec 24, 4:30 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral
    Celebrate Christ’s birth with a no-rehearsal Christmas Pageant: all children & youth are invited to participate!
  • Church at the Commons
    Sun 08 Jan
    Multiple Dates
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    Jan 08, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    A monthly intergenerational, family-friendly Eucharist service that gives children and youth a chance to participate fully in the liturgy and leadership of the service!
  • Middle School Hour
    Sun 08 Jan
    Multiple Dates
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    Jan 08, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
    All middle school students are invited to join us every first Sunday for conversation, service projects, snacks, and more!

Children's Ministries (birth-grade 5)

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Baptism

Anyone is welcome to be baptized at Trinity! In baptism, we welcome new members into the church, commit ourselves to support them, and rededicate our own lives to Christ.

Baptism takes place throughout the year on designated Sundays.

Contact:

Charissa Simmons

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Church School

(Sundays at 10 am, grades 3-5)
Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance for children. In Godly Play, we hear Bible stories, model liturgical worship, and explore symbols and rituals of our Christian tradition in a space designed for children to come close to God. Children’s faith is nurtured through wonder, play, and loving adult mentorship.

Contact:

Charissa Simmons

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Childcare

(Sundays, 8:30-11:30 am)
Qualified staff care for our youngest members every Sunday 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 during some evening & special services.

Contact:

Charissa Simmons

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Children's Music

Music for all ages on Sunday mornings & beyond! Trinitots (age 3-K) and St. Cecilia Choir (1st grade & up) meet Sundays at 9 am.

Older children can enroll in the Trinity Choir School (grades 3-12) for a more comprehensive church music experience and choral education.

Info at trinity-episcopal.org/choirs

Contact:

Katie Webb

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Church at the Commons

(First Sundays at 10 am)
Our monthly intergenerational, family service that gives children and youth a chance to participate fully in the liturgy and leadership of the service. Held in Kempton Hall.

Followed by a family outreach project for all ages.

Contact:

Charissa Simmons

Youth Ministries (grades 6-12)

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Trinity Choir School

(Grades 3-12) The Trinity Choir School offers young singers a world-class musical education at no cost. As participants, choristers experience the cathedral model of choral singing as they join adults in mature, challenging, and rewarding music-making; they also lead worship as a separate treble ensemble.

Info at trinity-episcopal.org/choir-school

Contact:

Katie Webb

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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 service.

Trainings occur throughout the year, and experienced acolytes take on additional responsibilities. No experience necessary!

Contact:

Helen Sudbury

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Middle School Hour

(First Sundays at 11 am)
Calling all middle schoolers: join us for youth community time on the first Sunday of every month! We'll spend time together and consider a wide variety of topics that affect us in our daily lives. Delicious treats always provided!

Contact:

Jill Osburn

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Youth Support Team

Trinity’s Youth Support Team is a group of dedicated adults who offer support to youth & their families. We seek to honor the uniqueness of this stage of life, and support our youth in the realities of a changing world.

The most impactful ministry we can offer our youth is compassion, availabilities, and support.

Contact:

Jill Osburn

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Confirmation

(Class: Sundays, January-May)
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 Jill Osburn and supported by mentors from the congregation. Open to 8th-12th graders.

Contact:

Jill Osburn