Faith Explorers
Supporting our Youth in Mind, Body and Spirit

During our 9:30 worship service on Sunday mornings, we encourage our families with children to stay in the sanctuary until the conclusion of the children’s message. Then, for those who wish to participate, we dismiss kids of all ages up to 5th grade to our “Faith Explorers” Sunday School program.

The curriculum begins each week with a Welcome Celebration, where we sing songs, share joys from the week, collect a voluntary offering, and pray together. Then the children remain together in one room but are assigned by age group to a different leader who leads them in a time of faith discovery and fun!

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for Faith Explorers as a volunteer, or they can take that time to attend worship; either way, they can know their children are in great hands. Please see below for more details about the learning opportunities for each of our age groups.

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Worshipping Together

We invite all ages to participate in worship. You can sit anywhere in the sanctuary during worship, but we know that it can be helpful when kids have a space they can call their own. We have two areas that are specifically made for children in our worship space. 

A pray ground: Here, there is a table where kids can color, or play with playdoh, using the children's bulletins as their guide. We also have streamers and egg shakers that the kids (and all ages) can use to express themselves during musical parts of the worship service. It is towards the front of the sanctuary, and we find this helps with kids' level of engagement. 

A wiggle room: This room has a window and speakers connected to the sanctuary. There are toys for the young ones in our congregation who like to play. We find this room especially helpful because of the restroom directly connected to it and because it is an enclosed space. For kids who like to crawl and move around a lot, parents can feel a little more at ease. 

Youth Ministry

6-12th grade

We greatly value our children as well as our older youth at Holy Trinity. We believe those of all ages have much to offer in the enrichment of our spiritual community. For our middle and high school students specifically (grades 6 – 12), we have a wide range of year-round activities for them to participate in as a part of their individual spiritual journeys.


Our middle school students (grades 6 – 8) are invited to attend Confirmation classes. Confirmation is a traditional rite of passage, also known as "Affirmation of Baptism," in which one learns more about the Christian belief system and values and then declares his/her/their personal place in the faith. Alongside this, our Confirmation students have gone on multiple weekend outings like the Middle School Youth Gathering and Winter Camp. For more information, feel free to contact our Associate Pastor/Youth Director Rev. Emily Ebert.

Youth Group

Both Middle and High school-aged youth (grades 6-12) are welcome to join our growing group. We typically meet on Sunday evenings throughout the school year from 4:00-5:30 PM. Please sign up for our weekly Children, Youth and Family email update to receive the monthly schedule.

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Summer Trips and Experiences

Every summer the Holy Trinity High School Group goes on a summer trip that focuses on cultural experiences, service, and faith formation both as a group and as individuals. A summer trip is a crucial part of this ministry allowing the youth to also expand their world views. Past trips have been to the Lutherhaven Bible Camp in Idaho and both ELCA National Youth Gatherings in Detroit and Houston.

You can also follow the @htlcto Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

For more information about any of our youth ministries and volunteer opportunities, please reach out to our Associate Pastor, Emily Ebert.

Contact Pastor Emily about this year’s trip!

Summer Camp

For those who are interested in sending their child or teen to a summer camp getaway that’s packed with fun and rooted in faith, then the camps offered by Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences might be a great fit for your family. With a week full of crafts, outdoor adventure, singing, and making new friends, camp is bound to be a highlight in your child’s summer and a great memory for their future. Family camp is also offered during Memorial Day weekend every year.