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CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 
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ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION

We understand that everyone learns and engages in different ways.  At Trinity we try to have a variety of classes to interest everyone. Classes are typically small group formats with lively, open discussions.  We offer Introductory classes Book Study classes, and a DVD and discussion class.  Class length varies so check back often to see what new opportunities are coming up.

Our 2022 class schedule includes some in-person classes, and some virtual classes. Please register below for more information and zoom links, where applicable.

 

2021 ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION

Please note that some classes will be in person and others on Zoom. Please register using the links provided to receive information about connecting. If you need technology assistance, please contact Hannah Middlebrook who will connect you with a technology volunteer.

"Acts of the Apostles" with Fr. Lee, Sunday, 5:00pm on Zoom (begins January 16): The gospel of Luke was really just “part 1” of a larger narrative provided by this passionate and talented evangelist. The second part of the story is “The Acts of the Apostles,” and it’s the continuing story of the first disciples, the birth of the church, and their missionary call, empowered throughout by the active presence of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Lee guided a group through “part 1” and now it’s time to continue the journey! REGISTER NOW

"C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters and Great Divorce" with Fr. Chris, Tuesday, 7:30pm on Zoom (begins January 18): Join Fr. Chris on Tuesday evenings as we read and reflect on two classic C.S. Lewis stories. The Screwtape Letters is “a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles...At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.” The Great Divorce “is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment…the Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil.” (Descriptions from Amazon). REGISTER NOW

"Great Courses" with Dennis Rawlings, Sunday, 10:00am (begins 1/9/2022): Parishioner Dennis Rawlings’s Sunday morning discussion classes will continue with the DVD series “A History Of Christianity." The course aims to "reveal the true origins of Christianity and delve into what it means to be a Christian. Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope the series will uncover how a small Jewish sect that preached humility became the biggest religion in the world.” (Description from Amazon). REGISTER NOW

“The Wired Word” with Postulant Nancy Gill, Sunday, 10:00am (continues 1/9/2022): The Wired Word provides a topical news story direct to your inbox each week. Participants will meet in the Club Room on Sunday mornings to discuss questions about the story of the week, framed with references from scripture. Current events, theology and prayer all wrapped in to one class. REGISTER NOW

"Life at Trinity" with Mo. Cheryl, (resumes 1/9/2022) 1st Wednesday of the Month for Orientation, then Ongoing, 7:30pm on Wednesdays and noon on Sundays: This class is for anyone new to the Episcopal Church or would like to learn more about our community, worship and traditions. Join Mother Cheryl and others who are seeking to get to know us better. The class is ongoing and newcomers can begin on the 1st Wednesday of any month. After their initial class, participants will join others in the ongoing class, covering topics like the sacraments, the bible, how we worship, etc. The topical classes will repeat, so that if folks miss one, they can attend when it comes around again. We look forward to getting to know you better as you discover more about us and how life at Trinity reflects the hospitality, traditions and love of neighbor at the heart of the Episcopal Church. REGISTER NOW

"Prayer and Meditation" with Fr. Chris, Tuesday, 6:30pm, (Resumes 1/11/2022): The Carmelite spiritual master Saint Francis de Sales is famously quoted as saying, “Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.” While modern medicine has documented many health benefits to meditation practice, in its many forms across the globe meditation has been a time-honored spiritual practice for centuries. We’ll meet one evening a week to share in forms of group meditation and contemplative prayer. Mindfulness/awareness meditation, contemplative prayer and centering prayer are some of the techniques that the group will explore. Other techniques are welcome. No one method or approach will be required and participants are free to engage in whatever form they deem most helpful. The group will meet on an ongoing basis without an end date. REGISTER NOW