children and family

Welcome to Trinity's 2023-24 program year!

open to all

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At Trinity Lutheran we welcome children of all ages as important members of the body of Christ. Trinity wants to partner with parents to connect kids to God’s bigger story. Children’s Ministry supports the family in helping nurture Christian values and faith. We want you and your children to know that God loves you and you belong here. We want our youngest children to know that they are loved and cared for by Jesus and give them opportunities to learn about God through Bible stories, activities at Trinity Kids, faith milestones, and special events.

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

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At Trinity Kids we teach children age 2 through 5th grade the incredible faith stories in the Bible and connect those stories to our children’s lives. Our goal is building up faithful kids who are learning and growing in the love of Jesus through:

  • Bible stories with monthly themes and key verses

  • Relevant life applications

  • Engaging videos

  • Large-group teaching and small-group activities

  • Games and crafts

  • Milestone celebrations and Grow in Faith events (e.g., receiving Bibles and first Communion)

Family Worship is scheduled monthly in place of Trinity Kids giving families the opportunity to worship together. For kids in worship we have busy bags, and a family friendly Pray-Ground in the front of the sanctuary, and a nursery. Trinity encourages kids and families to serve together at family worship through reading scripture, greeting, or ushering. Our hope is that kids at Trinity feel a part of a community of believers to be built up and strengthened in faith and love. Contact Julie to learn more!

Text TK to Trinity 952-473-8577 or click the button below.

childrens choirs

Trinity Lutheran offers a wonderful opportunity for children in grades K-5 to participate in a weekly choir ensemble, which sings in worship once each month and several other special occasions. These groups rehearse Wednesdays 4-5pm with students able to take the bus from Orono Public Schools to the church. The singers share snack-time, then gather in rehearsal to explore their voices, make music, meet new friends, and share the gift of praise. Joyful Noise is made-up of K-2nd grade singers, and Youth Choir is 3rd-5th Grade.

Email Mark Hemingway or click the Trinity Kids registration button above.


vacation bible school

june 10-13, 2024 | 9am-12pm

Registration opens March 1st for Scuba VBS. Ages 3 years by June 1st through 4th grade. We will be diving into friendship with God under the sea. 

5th-7th graders can sign up to be crew helpers and 8th-12th graders can be crew leaders as well as adults. Volunteers are essential to make VBS a successful and great week for our kids. We need help with decorating, at home projects, crew leaders and week of VBS helpers, supply donations, as well as set up and take down volunteers. Thank you for the ways you support this important and faith-impacting week for our kids.

summer camps

We have a great opportunity for families to go to Bible camp as well as 1st-8th grade summer camp programs for kids/youth. Trinity partners with Camp Wapo in Amery Wisconsin to offer kids and families a variety of summer camp experiences. Registrations open January 15 and spaces are held for Trinity until February 15. Contact Julie with questions.

june 21-23, 2024

seeds summer camp (1st-3rd Grades) is the perfect introduction to camp for the youngest campers. The weekend is filled with fun and meaningful opportunities to learn and grow while having fun. Cost $260.

june 23-28, 2024

wapo week (4th-8th Grades) is a week of camp fun where kids participate in a bunch of fun activities including beach time, field games, campfires, cabin time, chapel, Bible studies, canteen, free time, Gaga, capture the flag, and more. Campers will experience a place of love and grace to meet new friends, try new activities, grow closer to God, and make great memories. Cost $650.

july 26-28, 2024

family camp is an opportunity for all ages and families of all shapes and sizes to go to camp for the weekend with their church friends. At family camp we play games together, tie dye, have evening campfires, play at the beach, have family Bible study activities, worship at the beach together Sunday morning and so much more! It’s fun for all ages from the littles to the teens and even the adults.

A fun ministry for 4th and 5th grade kids to grow in faith and relationship with one another. We will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning September 13th from 5:15-6pm in the youth room. Some of the things we will do at Club45 are devotionals, games, crafts/activities, a Bible lesson and connecting with friends.

Text CLUB45 to Trinity 952-473-8577 or click the button below.

milestone/grow in faith
2023-24 schedule

We recognize important Milestones in the faith lives of children, and partner with parents to learn, grow, and celebrate these steps in children’s faith journey. Milestones are recognized in worship on Sunday mornings and Grow in Faith events also happen on Sundays.

  • September 10 | Welcome to Elementary School
  • September 17 | 3-year-old Bibles
  • September 24 | 3rd grade Bibles
  • September 10 | Welcome to Kindergarten/Elementary School
  • October 13 or 14 | 2nd grade Serving Others
  • January 7 | Anniversary of Baptism Celebration
  • January 28 | 1st grade Caring Conversation
  • February 11 | 4-year-old Prayer Pillows
  • March 3 | 2-year-old My Church Book
  • April 7 | 4th grade First Communion
  • April 21 | 5th grade Welcome to Middle School

first communion milestone

We are changing up the way we do First Communion, instead of a 4th grade specific milestone we invite parents to decide when their child is ready for their First Communion. Contact Julie with questions.

MOPS Trinity Long Lake, this is motherhood
MOPS is a ministry for moms to connect with other moms, grow in relationship with God, support one another in parenting joys and struggles, and make meaningful connections with each other. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Youth Room. Childcare is provided in the nursery.

Text MOPS to Trinity 
952-473-8577 or click the button below. 


The nursery welcomes children up to age 3 at all Sunday worship services, some Wednesday evenings during Lent and some special events. Our nursery is staffed by loving volunteers who strive to provide a healthy, safe environment for children.

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