Youth Community at Trinity Rawdon
In Luke 18:16, Jesus asks all children to come to him: seeking, searching, questioning, excited and eager for new experiences.
At Trinity Rawdon, we recognise the fact that those who are young today are the teachers and leaders of tomorrow and that the connections they make now are highly significant to their spiritual, social and moral development and as such are an essential part of their education.
Our mission is clear and simple: to extend the Kingdom of God in our own community and beyond and bring as many people as possible to know the love that Jesus modelled for us.
We recognise that many of the young people we connect with may not become members of our Church, and that’s ok. Church can look very different and be very different to different people.
What’s important to us is that they know of God’s love through the way that we as church serve and care for them.
How do we share God’s love?
We see the young people that we care for as a crucial part of our future development as a hub within our community.
Over the past two years, relationships have been established with Rawdon Littlemoor School. This has included frequent assemblies and drama programmes leading to nativity productions at Christmas Church services.
In the run-up to Christmas 2016, we hosted the year 5 and 6 children for “What’s the story?” and the year 3 and 4 students for an Easter version.
During these projects, 150 children and their teachers heard the good news of Christ’s birth, his death and his resurrection, perhaps for the first time.
To find out about our children’s activities, click on the tabs below.
Calling all teenagers!
Fancy the idea of breakfast and maybe meeting a few new friends and talking about the things which are important in your life right now?
The Breakfast Club is a friendly and safe space for you to get together, relax in comfy chairs, play some of your music, eat breakfasty type things and play a few games.
There are a few adults around to get breakfast ready and give you some ideas on what to talk about, but it’s up to you to decide what you want to do – it’s your time, it’s your space. Not only that, but the adults will sit and listen to what you want to say and find out what you think about what’s going on in your life, the local area and the world today.
Come along and try it, if you don’t like it you can always change it – It’s all up to you!
At the moment the Breakfast Club runs from sometime around 10:30 to sometime around 11:45 on the third Sunday in every month – You don’t have to book, be there on time or leave at a particular time (Although the breakfasty stuff doesn’t always last for too long, but there’s always toast available!).
Anything you want to know contact us through the administrator and we’ll get back to you.
The ‘Drop Inn’ , supported by Leeds Faith in Schools, is run on a Wednesday afternoon after school in term time, for pupils from Benton Park.
The aim is to provide a welcoming, friendly, environment where pupils can relax and feel free to participate in activities such as crafts, cooking, games (table tennis, chess, various board games), quizzes and watching the occasional video clip.
We provide soft drinks or beverages and jam and toast, and the opportunity for questioning discussions.
Welcome to Messy Church
Messy Church is a time for children and adults to be creative, celebrate and enjoy hospitality together. Each meeting starts with a welcome followed by creative time (crafts games and activities), a short fun worship time and finally a family meal. Refreshments are available throughout.
It’s messy because we may paint things and ourselves, play messy games or bake cakes and biccies. Its church because God loves it when people come together to have fun and be creative. That’s what worship really is about!
Here at Trinity Church, Messy Church has been going since January 2013. It meets every fourth Saturday of the month from 15.00 -17.00.
If you would like to know more about Messy Church then please contact us through the administrator.
We hope you are able to join us over the coming months
Since September 2016, we have been welcoming students from Years 5 and 6 at Rawdon Littlemoor to Trinity Church on Friday afternoons for a variety of activities. We collect them from school at 3.15pm and transport them via a walking bus to Trinity where they stay until 5.00pm
We have over 20 girls and boys on our register and usually there are over 16 in attendance each week. A rota of willing volunteers provide the young people with toast, jam and peanut butter, washed down with juice prior to games and craft activities, indoor games (including skittles, table tennis and Subbuteo) and even outdoor rounders, when the weather allows!
In so doing, it is our hope to present our Church as a welcoming place, where we can share friendship and fellowship between people of different ages and backgrounds and demonstrate something of God’s love to all. Almost always, we finish with “Quiet Time” which permits us to reflect, to celebrate and even to commiserate with those in our temporary care. We hope that next September some, if not all of these young people will maintain their connection with us through a thus re-invigorated Drop-Inn.
For more information contact us through the administrator.