Holy Trinity Committee for Youth

Mission Statement
To enable children and young people to have a lively faith in Jesus Christ

Definitions
Age range of the children and young people – 0 to 18 years old

Parents and children discussing youth churchThe children and young people live within the Parish of Holy Trinity , but may include others through our links with other Churches in Formby

The role of the Committee as enabler can be defined as :

  • Enabling links between the organisations within the Church who are working with children and young people
  • Establishing links with the other Churches and organisations who are working with children and young people
  • Supporting those involved in working with children and young people
  • Identifying gaps in provision and seeking ways to address those gaps
  • As appropriate be involved in delivery

Holy Trinity Parish includes the worshipping communities of Rosemary Lane and Redgate.

The Focus of the Committee is 'A lively Faith in Jesus Christ'

A PRAYER FOR ALL CHILDREN
We pray for children who put chocolate fingers everywhere
who like to be tickled
who stamp in puddles
who can never find their shoes.

We pray for children who stare at photographs from behind barbed wire
who have never counted potatoes
who are born in places in which we wouldn't be seen dead
who never go to the circus
who live in an X-rated world.

We pray for children who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions
who sleep with the dog and bury goldfish
who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money
who squeeze toothpaste all over the washbasin.

We pray for children who never have a pudding
who have no comfort blanket to drag behind them
who watch their parents watch them die
who can't find any bread to steal
who don't have any rooms to tidy
whose monsters are real.

We pray for children who spend their pocket money before Tuesday
who throw tantrums in supermarkets and pick at their food
who like ghost stories
who get visits from the tooth fairy
who don't like being kissed in public
whose tears we sometimes laugh at
and whose smiles make us cry.

We pray for children whose nightmares come in the daytime
who will eat anything
who have never been seen by a doctor
who aren't spoiled by anybody
who go to bed hungry
and cry themselves to sleep
who live and move but have no being.

We pray for children who want to be carried and for those who must
for those we can never give up on and for those who don't get a second chance
for those we love to bits
and for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it.

We pray for all our children throughout the world
We pray that You will make us worthy of them. Amen