FORMATION FOR ADULTS
Trinity offers an abundance of adult formation opportunities throughout the week in which we explore our faith through prayer, study, and fellowship. Through these groups, we grow in our faith as a community seeking to understand more deeply how to love God and love our neighbor to make a difference in the world.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-person gatherings, our Adult Formation opportunities are now all online, from weekly Bible studies on Zoom to Sunday Adult Forum series on YouTube. You can find all our recorded formation series via this link. Other opportunities include:
Our Women's Bible Study meets on Zoom, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Our Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Zoom, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Our Rector's Bible Study meets on Zoom, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Our Men's Bible Study meets on Zoom, Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday Study
Broken Crowns: The Rise and Fall of King David
Summer 2021, June 6 - August 29 9:00a on Trinity's Youtube page
We will be taking a deep look at the stories of adventure, betrayal, scandal, violence, triumph, and tragedy that permeate the beginning of the monarchy in 1 and 2 Samuel. Even though we’ll be talking about things straight from Holy Scripture, viewer discretion is advised at times because things get messy and dysfunctional—and that’s putting it mildly.
Reimagining Our Place in the Story:
Exploring Faith with Theologians of Color
JUNE 2 & 16
JULY 14 & 28
AUGUST 11 & 25
It is often lamented that the most segregated hour in the U.S. is on Sunday morning. By why is that? How does our experience of race and racism inform how we understand our faith and Scripture?
As we near the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, we are beginning a summer small group to explore our faith anew through the voices of theologians of color. From June to August, we will meet every other Wednesday to explore the work of foundational black theologians who influenced our nation’s most important civil rights leaders. By learning from theologians like Howard Thurman and Delores Williams, we will reconsider where we find ourselves in these stories and in the story of modern faith.
We will begin with Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited and will discuss a chapter per session before moving to Williams’ Sisters in the Wilderness. Facilitated by Trinitarians Page McCormick, Sharon Lechner, and associate rector David Henson, this exploration will be structured as an in-person small group, but there will be an option to listen in by Zoom. Our sessions will be 6/2, 6/16, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, and 8/25 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
We ask that you sign up in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
previously recorded adult forums
February 21, 2021
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS
NOTE: At this time, in-person gatherings are suspended. We look forward to resuming many of these in-person opportunities in the future. If you want more information about any of them, please don't hesitate to contact us.
FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE- The fellowship team is to lift up and promote fellowship among all members of the parish through events, meals, and receptions.
KITCHEN VOLUNTEER- Breakfast is served every Sunday in Tuton Hall at 9:00 am. Volunteers are needed to cook. Cost: $4.00
FAMILY FRIDAY- Several times throughout the year families with young children (through elementary school) gather together for fun, fellowship and outreach. We usually meet on Friday evenings (thus the name!) with activities including cook outs by the river, Tourist baseball games, bowling, fall festivals and other family friendly activities. This gives families a chance to get to know one another better than is often possible on those hectic Sunday mornings! We offer nursery care for infants and crawlers for some of these activities.
FELLOWSHIP DINNERS- Help once a month to cook dinner, set up the parish hall, collect money, serve the meal or light clean up.
PHOTOGRAPHER- Occasionally climb behind a camera to visually record parish events.
TRINITY WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB 1- Covered dish supper meetings six times a year in members' homes ̶ casual, fun and informative! Contact Erwin Gunnels for more information.
TRINITY WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB 2- Meets six times a year in the Clark Room at Trinity ̶ casual, fun and informative! Contact Barbara Fotinos for more information.
SUNDAY SUPPER CLUB- Have you ever thought how nice it would be to get to know some of your fellow Trinitarians better? You know, the people you always see but don’t interact with either because they might go to a different service, attend another Sunday School class, or don’t sit near “your spot” in the pew. Sunday Supper Club has been created to create new friendships and strengthen others – all while having a good time! Groups of no more than 24 people will get together four times a year on a Sunday evening for dinner. These groups will consist of a true mix of people – all ages from all parts of town, newcomers and oldcomers alike. Each season 6 of the people in your group will plan a dinner at one of their homes. The remaining singles and couples in the group bring the wine. This way you only have to plan one dinner, yet get to attend four!