Programs for Children/Youth

Families are encouraged to have their children join them in worship services and for communion. Complimentary quiet activity packets are provided in the Narthex, just inside the church’s front entrance, and a quiet room/nursing room off the church library is available for parents with infants or very young children who need a calm space.

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The following learning and social opportunities are offered at Trinity Wilmette for young children to support their natural spiritual curiosity and help them grow in faith.

Engaging and meaningful Sunday School lessons are offered for children during worship which are customized for each age group – pre-school through junior high – on Sundays from 10:30-11:20 am.

This monthly class is offered to Trinity Nursery School children to teach them some of the most simple yet powerful lessons of Christianity, such as God is Love, Be Thankful, and the story of Christmas, through storytelling and crafts.

To ensure the safety of all children in Trinity’s care, all children’s ministry workers are required to pass Safe Sanctuary Training and a background check. A minimum of two adult leaders are present at all times during children’s programs.

While infants and toddlers are welcome in the Sanctuary during worship services, nursery care is provided without charge by Trinity with sufficient advance notice. Our Nursery Room is staffed by professional adult sitters from Jovie, who have completed background and referral checks and advanced training. The deadline to register for nursery care is Friday at Noon prior to the Sunday you wish for nursery care during worship. To RSVP for nursery care, [click here].

Trinity hosts a showing of the beloved Christmas classic film, Home Alone, for children and families during Winter Break each year, complete with popcorn and treats, in honor of the fact that Trinity Church appears in two scenes of the movie.

This summer camp highlights a variety of fun activities to engage children with stories and lessons from the Bible.

Trinity hosts a free ice cream social for families each summer in July featuring ice cream, treats and a live jazz band.

Programs for Teens

Trinity Wilmette provides meaningful activities, gatherings, trips and support for teens to help them better understand and navigate an ever more complicated world.

Confirmation Class is offered to 7th and 8th grade youth, who gather in community to discuss Christian beliefs and the tenants of Methodism to explore, discern, and grow in faith together. Members enjoy community-building activities, and the class concludes with a meaningful ceremony during worship to affirm their faith journey.

Teens participate in service with their peers, handing out meals at Good News Soup Kitchen in Rogers Park, packing groceries at Trinity’s Wilmette Food Pantry, and with other mission activities supported by the church.

Teens join together to conduct mission work in many locations, which have included Detroit, New Mexico, South Carolina, Costa Rica, and Senegal.

Programs for Adults

Christian educational programs, from Bible literacy, discussions on timely subjects, and the tenants of Methodism, are offered to prepare participants to live by their faith and engage in the world as mature, discerning and committed followers of Jesus Christ.

DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Are you interested in a small group study of the Bible?  DISCIPLE Bible Study provides a high-quality, high-engagement experience.  Tom Board is gathering participants for a new study group.  To learn more, contact Tom Board at

Women of Faith Group

WOMEN OF FAITH GROUP meets monthly on a Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.  To join the conversation, contact Anne Mason (

MEN’S GROUP: Contact Rev. Dave Handley ( about the next men’s gathering.

Named for a pioneering theologian and advocate for women in the church, this group of working women gathers monthly at a member’s home to socialize, offer support, and share in accomplishments and blessings.

All are welcome. Contact Karen at

Named for Ruth, the Biblical figure personifying loyalty and devotion, this women’s social group gathers monthly from September through May for dinner at an area restaurant.

Everyone is welcome; contact Pam at

Women of all ages gather on Zoom for informal discussion about a book selected by the group.

For information contact Jan: or Claire: