By Keith Lee, Associate Pastor
Summer Children’s Sunday School
The semester ends on June 11 with graduation Sunday celebrating those who will move on to next phase in their discipleship path. That means summer session will begin on June 18. Last summer Lauren Michelle and I taught the whole session and we had a great time. However, for this year, I would like to get more volunteers involved because Trinity has many talented parents and members who have tremendous teaching skills. Therefore, I have sent out requests to former teachers and substitutes to teach one lesson for the summer. I asked “What is the one lesson on Jesus you would like to teach using your talent in art, craft, music, dance, storytelling, etc.?” I am asking the volunteers to create, one memorable lesson for our children. Let’s look forward to a great summer of children’s Sunday School!
Confirmation Class of 2017
The Confirmation Class of 2017 (listed on calendar for June 4) will be presented on June 4 with a banquet following the service. I had a tremendous time with these wonderful confirmands. I’m truly sad that this process has to end. They are inquisitive, energetic, creative, beautiful souls who not only were actively engaged in class but also encouraged me in my ministry journey with hope and energy. The future looks bright for the Kingdom of God at Trinity. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their journey in Christ for the transformation of the world. Also I would like to thank all their parents for their wonderful contributions to the process. Moreover, my heartfelt gratitude to Loren Monroe for being the designated second adult by attending all classes. Thank you! The good news for me is that this process will begin again in September with a new group of confirmands. If you have a rising seventh grader, please keep an eye out for announcements for confirmation 2018!
Youth Group Graduation Banquet
We are hosting a graduation banquet on June 11 at 5 p.m. for graduating high school seniors: a potluck with games, prizes, photo booth, and t-shirt signing to celebrate their contributions to youth group and life at Trinity. Since coming to Virginia in 2006, this will be my tenth graduation ceremony, and you would think that I would be used to it. But it moves me with so much emotion because there’s something greater than moving on from one education institution to another. I’m so honored to be part of it. Please come and celebrate with us that day.