The Community Ministries Program hosts Kid's Club one day per week to offer a safe place for children to learn and grow. It is a program that provides an oportunity for children to have fun and learn about God's love through people who care about them.
Trinity opens its doors to children grades 2nd-5th from Congress Elementary School and
surrounding areas to participate in a variety of activities. The program has four main focus areas incorporated into childen programming. These areas include experiences with art and culture, career exposure, building life skills and service learning.
Recreation Time: Kid's Club starts by providing the opportunity to learn new athletic skills, learn/play board games and practice cooperation and teamwork. It is a time for children to play, which is a child's job. The children are introduced to new games they may not be exposed to ordinarily. Kids learn basic rules of the game as well as strategies. Children can get physical exercise and learn about playing fair. Additional gym activities include jump rope, volleyball, whiffle ball and football. The second piece to recreation time is spent playing various board and problem solving games with the adult volunteers. It allows for conversations to take place so that the kids build relationships with caring adults.
Mealtime: Conversations happen as the children divide into their group assignments. They receive a healthy balanced meal during this time and work on table manners and appropriate social behavior. During mealtime we include a spiritual component involving discussion of a weekly Bible verse and prayer. Intermittently, the children receive visits from the pastor and participate in a hands-on Bible lesson.
Activity Time: This component provides a variety of activities the children take part in on a weekly, rotating basis. Children are allowed to explore creativity and learn a multitude of skills in the process. Activities include cooking, computers, arts and crafts, gym time and creative learning. Groups stay intact to allow for a sense of familiarity for the kids.
One example is the cooking activity, which provides the opportunity to learn how to read recipes and to use math skills to measure ingredients. The kids learn proper hygiene for meal preparedness and learn to operate the oven and other equipment while using utensils safely. After the food is prepared the children learn how to clean up after themselves and put everything back where they found it.
Tutoring: We are currently looking at this program opportunity and will be available for those students in need on a scheduled night during the school year. Expect more information coming soon!