Streams of Living Water Johnson Room
April 10th and April 17th
Led by Rick Chamiec-Case and Dan Bacon
In this session we will explore the dimensions of faith and practice that define Christian tradition based on Richard Foster’s award-winning book, Streams of Living Water. Foster identifies six dimensions of faith and practice at the core of the Christian tradition: contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical, and incarnational. Through the centuries each of these dimensions has contributed significantly to the maturing and growth of the Church but all flow out of Jesus' ministry — his prayer and intimacy, purity of heart, life in the Spirit, advocacy of justice and shalom, proclamation of the evangel, and sacrament of the present moment. We will look at examples from each dimension and then discuss which we individually most identify with. We will also glean ways we can appreciate and learn from other traditions as well.
Tour of Trinity Meet in the Sanctuary
Led by Larry Coleman
You never know what Larry has up his sleeve! A tour of the church, a behind the scenes look, or a history lesson. Always informative, always enlightening, join Larry in the Sanctuary for this session and learn more about our Trinity buildings and hidden symbolism featured within our walls.
Walk the Labyrinth Trinity Memorial Garden
Led by Sophfronia Gregory
Labyrinths have been around since the year 3600 B.C. and have been found on most continents and in many different cultures, but to some they may seem as mystical as the Great Pyramids. Unlike a maze, which is designed to make you lose your way, a labyrinth has one entrance and one path leading you to the center. Designed to help you find your way, a labyrinth is a meditative tool that can be used in many ways. Join us at Trinity’s own outdoor labyrinth as we take the first steps together and learn how to use this marvelous tool effectively. The labyrinth invites us to see God on the journey with us. Come discover your journey.
How to Talk to Your Kids (5 to 18+ years old) About Money Johnson Room
Led by Rich and Anne Stein
Raise your hand if your parents had “the talk” with you. No not that talk! We mean the talk about how to balance your checkbook and manage your savings and plan for your future. Have you had that talk with your kids? To teach a child about money, you must first know his or her Money Personality. We will cover the Five Money Personalities and point you to assessment tools so that you can learn about your own money personalities and those of your kids. We will also cover the concept of a Money Relationship. We'll focus on the Money Personality relationship between you and your kids. Is your child a Spender? What does this mean for him at age 5? 12? 18? Or perhaps she is a Saver, Risk Taker, Security Seeker, or even a Flyer. Will the same money conversations work with each different personality? Of course not. But we’ll learn what the various conversations look like so you can have the successful interactions with your kids about money that will benefit them their entire lives.
Centering Prayer Group: Community in Silence Johnson Room
Every Tuesday 6–7pm
Led by Trinity’s Centering Prayer Group
If you have been to an Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop, and want to grow in your prayer life, consider joining Trinity’s Centering Prayer group. Members gather weekly to pray together, support each other in practicing the prayer and learn more about Centering Prayer. If you are interested in becoming a part of this community please contact Cindy Anderau (203) 426-2696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occasional time and location changes due to parish schedule
A Gathering of Men Maplewood: 166 Mount Pleasant Rd in Newtown
1st and 3rd Saturdays 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Led by Frank Brill and Dean Snellback
A Gathering of Men brings together men of the parish on a regular basis for prayerful companionship, reflection, and sharing. The goal of this initiative is to grow together in faith, fellowship and openness to God’s presence, and action. All men of the parish are invited to participate and new members are always welcome to join. Maplewood is providing the coffee.
Trinity Book Group
3rd Fridays 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Led by Various Parishioners
Join us as we explore the works of spiritual writers such as Anne Lamott, Frederick Buechner, Henri Nouwen and C.S. Lewis among others. Our aim is to read and discuss a book a month. Each meeting is hosted in the home of a different parishioner each month, so check the bulletin or the Trinty eNews for the current book and location. Attendance at every meeting is not required so feel free to come when time allows. The C.H. Booth Library on Main Street will have copies of each book set aside for our group to borrow. The Christian Formation Commission hopes you will enjoy this opportunity to socialize as well as further explore your faith journey. For details and sign up, email email@example.com or speak with Sophfronia Gregory or Nancy Cole.
Christian Gentle Spirit Yoga™ Glover Undercroft
1st, 2nd & 3rd Mondays 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Instructor Sheryl Bassford Fatse
This class is offered at Trinity for adults interested in spending time with God on the mat to restore both body and soul - no experience necessary. Gentle Spirit Yoga circle focuses on the pursuit of physical health and spiritual growth. It is led by trained instructor Sheryl Bassford Fatse who is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor and certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra© Guide. She meets students gently where they are, with breath work, guided restorative meditation, setting a healthy intention, noticing stress triggers, and finding joy in what "is".
Sheryl is generously offering her professional talent to Trinity for donations only, so please consider giving a free-will offering each class. Please bring a yoga mat, and light blanket for meditation, and if you have them, yoga block(s), yoga strap (or fabric belt). (Limited supplies will be available at class if you don't have any of these items.) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive email updates regarding Gentle Spirit Yoga at Trinity.
The schedule may change due to room availability so stay tuned for future yoga dates/times.
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!