Trinity's Christian Formation Commission is pleased to announce its new slate of classes for the coming church year. Using the theme of "Back to Basics," this spiritual education and development program is designed to provide strength and encouragement as we follow God into the community.
Our “Back to Basics” curriculum, offered in weekly programs after worship each Sunday, will focus on creating a better understanding of our faith. The material is suitable both for Trinity members and those who may not attend a church currently but are seeking to explore their spirituality.
In light of this we strongly recommend everyone join us for these classes and invite your friends as well. We hope learning more about our beliefs will build confidence and encourage each person to discover how they wish to engage their faith at Trinity and in the greater community. Here's the schedule. Most classes will be held in the Johnson Room after Sunday Worship Service. Stay tuned for changes and/or updates.
The Basics of Christianity and the Episcopal Church
Using Jennifer Gamber’s Your Faith, Your Life as our text, this 10-week class will help us re-engage with our beliefs.
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 13, 23, 30
November 6, 13
The Basics of the Bible
What is the Bible, who wrote it, and what does it mean to study God’s Word? We’ll look anew at the Good Book and how to develop personal connections with it.
January 8, 15, 22, 29
The Basics of How We Serve
What are our gifts and how do we use them to do God’s work in the world? This course will be all about how to put faith in motion.
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Intergenerational Programs for Advent, Lent, and Pentecost
We’ll celebrate the seasons of our faith with formation programs designed to be enjoyed by all ages.
Intergenerational Advent Program
Lenten Program: “5 Marks of Love: Living Life Marked as Christ’s Own"
March 1-April 13
Intergenerational Pentecost Program
The Trinity Book Group will discuss for it's next meeting Tamana: At Home in Africa by The Rev. Dr. Patricia McGregor. Tamana is McGregor's third book about her missionary experiences in Madagascar and Kenya with her husband, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd McGregor. New and used copies are available for sale on Amazon. This meeting will be hosted and facilitated by Nancy Cole. The Christian Formation Commission hopes you will enjoy this opportunity to socialize as well as further explore your faith journey. For details, meeting location, and sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with Sophfronia Gregory or Nancy Cole.
Connecting to God and Each Other in Thriving Groups
What do you want most from your church life experience? Likely, you want to connect with God to be renewed, encouraged or comforted. At some level, you also want to connect with other members for fellowship, mutual encouragement, fun or even support. While attending the odd coffee hour or occasional church event can be meaningful, we all sense a need for something additional.
For this reason, Trinity will launch our new small group ministry this coming October. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for you to be enriched spiritually and encouraged as you meet regularly with a group of caring friends. These informal small groups may be meeting in homes or wherever the group decides. Through personal sharing, discussion around God's Word or study guides, you'll gain insights and helpful applications for your personal walk with the Lord.
To get us started we are looking for four people who are willing to serve as initial group leaders. They do not need to be small group experts or theologians or clergy! We are simply looking for a couple or individuals who will be willing to start the group and help it move ahead following the guidelines provided and using the resources the Christian Formation Commission will recommend. Our vision is that as a group develops its members will take turns leading. So we're not asking for a long-term leadership commitment, just that you be willing to get things going.
If you are interested in participating in or leading a small group please contact Sophfronia Scott (email@example.com), or Dan Bacon (firstname.lastname@example.org) to talk more about how they work and what might be involved.
Trinity Adult Education News
Adults walk through Trinity's doors with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, understandings and questions. We welcome this diversity and look to learn from each other as we explore questions of faith, life, spirituality and meaning
Our Sunday morning and weeknight classes, workshops and prayer groups seek to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, intellectual development, deepening connection to God and faithful living.
Go here to view our Spring schedule and list of ongoing programs.
At Trinity, adults will find a safe and exciting place to grow in their life in Christ.
Come join us!