Children, Youth, & Families
Sunday school programs include two groups: Grades K-3 and Grades 4-8. Children from K-3rd grades see Bible stories illustrated, and respond to stories using art, play, and other means of expression. Students in grades 4-8 meet at 9:00 am during the Adult forum to study the Bible. During the 10:15 am service, students meet in the Chapel and follow the order of service, followed by discussion.
Young people go on nature walks, watch movies, bake cookies for HomeFront Ministries, look after animals on St Francis Sunday, and visit Terhune Orchards for their Fall Festival. Students also bag 100 lunches every two months for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), and make gingerbread houses for sale to support our student in El Salvador, Juan Carlos.
Our drama ministry is designed to take the place of the sermon on certain Sundays, typically four times per year. The cast ranges from age 6 to 80! In addition, we enact the Nativity story at the annual pageant on Christmas Eve, complete with carols and live animals.
Mission trips with youth and adults are planned each year. In 2018, we helped a family in West Virginia with construction projects provided through the Appalachia Service Project.
Adult Education & Formation
Please join us for fellowship time following the 10:15 am Sunday service. This is a great opportunity to meet newcomers and connect with one another. From September to June, we have coffee hour in the South Reception Room. During the summer, we gather in the Butler Courtyard for summer punch.
During the church school year, a Sunday morning Adult Forum presents speakers on diverse topics and offers space for lively discussion. Forums are held from 9:00 - 10:00 am on topics ranging from scripture and theology to church history, mission trip reports, and even current issues of concern in the Episcopal Church.
The Men’s Group meets at at 559 Drakes Corner Road, which is a house on the northeast corner of Drakes Corner Road and Province Line Road, every Tuesday morning at 7:00 am to discuss both theological and practical aspects of our faith over pastries and coffee. Tuesdays at 8:00 am the Men’s Group morphs into a Book Study Group (open to both men and women).
Rector's Bible Study
On Wednesdays during the academic year from September through early June, the rector leads a Bible Study on selected works of scripture; the group meets at 10:15 am in the parish library and is preceded by the 9:30 am service of Holy Eucharist in the parish chapel.
The Women’s Fellowship, a book study and discussion group, meets on Wednesday nights to discuss selected books on faith and spirituality.
Summer Bible Study
During the “sabbath” season of our regular adult forum in the Summer, All Saints’ offers a Summer Bible Study at 9:00 am in the Parish Library. This study focuses on the lectionary readings for the following Sunday, and is led by the Rector, Clergy, and other Lay Leaders. Coffee and light treats are provided and all are welcome!
Sandy and Jack Belmont hold a Centering Prayer Group that meets in the Parish Library on Friday mornings 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Centering Prayer is a form of meditation that is easily learned. No prior experience is needed. The exercise involves a 20-minute silent “sit.” The “sit” is surrounded by an opening prayer, a reading from scripture and ended with a reading and short reflection of an agreed upon book or spiritual article.