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.
January 9, 16 and 23
God-IRL (God In Real Life)
in the Conference room AND on Zoom.
For three Sundays in the season of Epiphany the Adult Forum will look at current event examples of God showing up In Real Life (IRL).
The season of Epiphany is when we remember the "manifestations" of God, showing up in Jesus. On Sundays we will read the passages of Jesus' baptism, his miracle at the wedding at Cana and his teaching in the temple that made everyone realize he was more than just Mary and Joseph's son. So we will look for signs of God IRL.
You don't need to read or prepare anything before this class but sign up using the form BELOW if you would like to receive copies of the current event articles that will inform our discussion.
Fall 2021 Adult Education
The Search for Vocation
The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor
in the Conference room AND on Zoom.
The season of Epiphany is about vocation. It’s about following the light by responding to our calling as Christians and as children of God. The question of vocation is not just about what we ought to do. The deeper questions are about who we are and why we are here.
In his poem “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins puts it this way:
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves–goes itself; myself it speaks and spells
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
Before we can know what to do, we must know who we are. The hard work of vocation is claiming “the being indoors.” Once we claim our true self, then we can make that self congruent with our actions. We will know if “What I do is me” or not. Are we working in order to live, or is our work and our life inextricably connected? Can we claim that “What I do is me”?
Bishop Taylor will offer his insight into this topic and then invite conversation.
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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.
WEDNESDAY BOOK STUDY - Meets every other Wednesday evening 6:30-7:30 in the Clark Room at Trinity and on Zoom ̶ focused on the African American experience, theologians of color, social justice, and more. Contact Page McCorkle or Sharon Lechner for more information.
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!