What Is E3?
E3 - Exploring, Experiencing, and Expressing our faith through the arts.
2023 Theme: God's Garden
The E3 program offers free high-quality music and arts experiences to nurture faith and relationships. Children age 5-6th grade will have the opportunity to participate in choral singing and an art class. Each session is taught by staff musicians and skilled artists from the local community. We will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays from September 13 through May 1. Following the program, students and their families are invited to share in a dinner (free-will offering) each week at 6:15 p.m.
Think you missed the deadline to participate? You haven't! You're welcome to sign your children up at any point throughout the months that E3 meets.
Waffle Church meets every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9 a.m.
People of all ages are invited to cook, eat and worship together. We begin by preparing and sharing a breakfast of waffles*, followed by the sharing of scripture, prayers and communion. Waffle Church provides a casual family friendly space which includes an art table, sensory bins, and even a safe play space your non-walker. And an encouraging note for parents: Even if you’re running behind, your child’s having a hard time, and you just noticed you have two different socks on … You’re welcome as you are at Waffle Church!
*Allergy friendly waffles will be available, free of the top 8 allergens.
First Steps in Music
Trinity will be cosponsoring First Steps in Music with the Fort Wayne Children's Choir. First Steps in Music is a free music program for ages 0-5.
Wednesday Schedule for First Steps in Music: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15
0-2 years: 5:00-5:30pm
3-4 years: 5:35-6:05pm
All youth grades 7-12 are invited to the first fall YOUTH GROUP meeting on Sunday, September 24 from 11:30-1:30pm! In addition to lunch and social time, we’re starting our four-part series on The Big Questions. As the church, we have an incredible opportunity to walk with a generation as they ask “Who am I?” – “Where do I fit in?” – and – “Do I matter?”
Join us in a safe and affirming space as we discover faith-centered answers to our biggest questions of identity, belonging, and purpose. This is a great time to jump on board, even if you’ve never participated in Youth Group before, and friends are welcome! If you want to know more, call or email Amy at email@example.com.
From 10:00-10:30 am before the worship service children who are in Pre-K-5th grade are invited to hear a Bible story and participate in fun faith enriching activities. Pre-K and Kindergarten students can be dropped off upstairs in room 212. Elementary students will have Sunday school upstairs as well in room 210. Two Sunday school teachers will lead your student to the bottom of the stairs at 10:30 to attend the worship service with their caregivers.
Parents and Caregiver's Connect
While your child is attending Sunday school we invite you to gather with other parents and caregivers to connect, socialize, and take a break. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Whether by birthday or by adoption, one of the most exciting events in our lives is a child entering the family. As a parent, you have the unique privilege of accompanying your children on a lifelong journey of faith. For more information on baptism, please email us or visit our website Baptism page.
Hope IN ACTION
Intergenerational opportunity for people of any age. Participants will engage in service project activities in an effort to support a Trinity English Lutheran Church ministry, and/or community partner agency. Service projects are determined in advance and facilitated by Family Ministries volunteer, Christine Baron.
College Student Ministry
Perfect for college students away for school, or home attending school. College ministry communicates the message to Trinity English Lutheran Church college students that their church is an active presence on their journey. Through quarterly communications, college students receive tokens of support, encouragement, and love from their church family.