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.
Sunday Adult Forum
Sundays 9:30 to 10:30a
In the Undercroft AND Online
Sundays: mAY 1 - jUNE 5
Current Events and Christian Perspectives on War
led by the Rev. Dr. Scott White and Dr. Elizabeth Colton
Join the Rector and Dr. Elizabeth Colton for a six-week session on current events and Christian Perspectives on War. Dr. Colton will focus on current and historical events of wars, diplomacy, and Peace based on her journalistic work as a diplomatic (and war) correspondent and a diplomat and professor of diplomacy. The Rector will lead us in a review of the varied perspectives on war in the Christian Tradition. Through the ages, Christians have had opposing views on war—the arguments offered in the 16th century sound much like the debates in today's media. Reformers in Europe proposed theologies giving the state broad authority to enforce peace, and others outright rejected the state's right to wage war. Advocates on both sides cited biblical precedents for their positions. Does God's justice sometimes demand force to protect those suffering? Or does the life of Jesus exemplify a way of peace that prevents believers from violence at every cost?
previously recorded adult forums Categories
Check out some of our previous series and see what we're all about!
STAY CONNECTED WITH ADULT MINISTRY
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!