Trinity Lutheran Church Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Alaine Schwartz, firstname.lastname@example.org, is the director of the WaTeR program, which is the shared youth ministry (6th through 12th grade) of Faith, Immanuel, St. John and Trinity Lutheran churches. The WaTeR Council is comprised of the president, Nick Wood, the pastors from each church and a few other volunteers from the congregations. This is the group that makes the key decisions and makes sure that everything is running smoothly.
If you're looking for a way to get involved with the youth, we're always looking for volunteers to drive, chaperone, and lead events. Even if you're more of a behind-the-scenes planner, we'd love to have you! Email Alaine for more details.
The best way to make sure you get all the WaTeR info you need is to sign up for the weekly newsletter by emailing Alaine or visiting the website at weaveteachreach.org and signing up there.
Grades 6-12 meet for Monday Meet-Up Mondays in Trinity's Youth Room in the basement. All middle- and high-schoolers and their friends are welcome to join us from 6-8pm. We have pizza with a suggested donation of $2, and soda for 75 cents. There is no Monday Meet-Up on April 10 or 17.
All four churches do Confirmation classes together -- check out the Confirmation page on the WaTeR website for more information, including an orientation packet and a calendar of when classes meet.
Alaine has office hours most Wednesdays at Fiddleheads in Cedarburg from 2:30-4:30pm. Anyone who wants to come say hi and hang out, chat about anything, please drop by! Parents, kids, congregation members, whoever would like to talk or just sit together drinking coffee or even playing card games is welcome to come!
Below is a list of upcoming events -- please go to weaveteachreach.org for the latest complete information. All participants need to have the 2016-2017 medical form filled out and on file. The form can be found on the website. Permission slips for any events away from the churches or overnight can also be found on the website.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 30 Hour Famine that had been scheduled for April 28-29 at Faith will NOT be held. If you donated or have been raising funds for the event, they can still be sent in to go toward helping the cause. Please contact Alaine ASAP for more information on how to turn it in or send in the donations. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
May 16 -- As people of faith, we often need to be reminded of and learn about the faith of other people. Our Islamic brothers and sisters have a deep and rich tradition as we do. Our faith roots stem from the same Abrahamic branch. Millions of people -- ordinary people like you and me -- follow the Islamic faith, and we have an upcoming opportunity to better understand their faith tradition.
We’ve scheduled a group tour of the Islamic Center, located at 13th and Layton in Milwaukee, on Tuesday, May 16. We'll be carpooling from Trinity, leaving no later than 6pm so we arrive at the Islamic Center by 6:45pm, and our visit will likely last about two hours. This trip is for adults and kids who are confirmation age and older. If you’re interested in going (even if you don’t plan to carpool from Trinity), please let Linda at Trinity know (377-0610,
email@example.com) by Tuesday, May 9.
June 11-16 -- Confirmation Camp at Pine Lake. It will be an amazing week spent with friends experiencing nature, singing goofy songs, worshiping over a campfire, playing games, swimming, talking about God, and so very much more.
June 24-July 1 -- Pastor Jim from St. John is organizing a youth trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this summer, open to all high school students. The next informational meeting is Sunday, April 2 at St. John at 6pm.
Unless otherwise noted on the Calendar, education for pre-K through fifth grade meets Wednesdays at 4pm from September through mid May. See the Education page for more information.
At this year's WaTeR talent show fundraiser, Pastor Brent and Alaine joined Jim Quick, Eric Hackert, and pastors Vicki Simon (Immanuel), John Norquist (Faith) and Jim O'Reilly-Christensen (St. John) for an "It's a Wonderful Pastor" skit:
On Sunday, May 1, kids from Faith, Immanuel, Memorial, St. John and Trinity did a wonderful job presenting God's message through word and song in the musical "The Big Fish: Jonah's Tale." Thank you all for sharing your ministry!
In case you missed them, here are some performances from the WaTeR talent show fundraiser, held each February.
In 2015, Pastor Brent sang about his love for "Jell-O" (via a parody of Lionel Richie's "Hello"):
Last year, Pastor Brent and Alaine joined pastors Vicki Simon (Immanuel), John Norquist (Faith) and Jim O'Reilly-Christensen (St. John) for a "Pastors of Oz" skit:
Also, Pastor Brent joined Immanuel's Pastor Vicki on stage as she sang about Jell-O: