Christian education and formation
Trinity offers a variety of educational and spiritual formation opportunities throughout the year. Below are the regularly scheduled classes. Check the News and Events tab for specifics on upcoming classes, registration information, and more.
Sunday Bible Study (Begins September 19th at 10:30 AM): Trinity offers a series of bible study opportunities throughout the year on Sunday mornings, some led by Father Jon Stratton, and some by lay leaders. For Fall 2021, we will be exploring some of the "weird" things found in the bible.
Sundays in Sept: Weird Things God Does
Sundays in Oct: Weird Quotes that Random People Say
Sundays in Nov: Weird Bible Foods
Sundays in Dec: Weird Clothing
Children's Sunday School (Begins September 19th @ 9:30 AM): Godly Play is a Montessori based curriculum that encourages children to interact with the stories of the bible creatively and imaginatively. Trinity believes that Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them explore their faith through story telling, wonder, and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.
Anglican Basics Class (Sunday Oct 3rd through 24th @ 12:30 PM): It is often said that you can believe anything you want and still be an Episcopalian. Is this a fair statement? What are the sources of authority that Episcopalians use to develop belief? Come explore how scripture, tradition, reason, and experience help shape Episcopal theology. These classes are especially helpful to people who are new to the church. These classes will take place on Sundays at 12:30 PM from October 3rd through 24th. Participants have the option of participating in these classes either in-person or on zoom. Registration is strongly encouraged. You can click here to register.
Session I: Theological Method (Scripture, Reason, Tradition, Experience)
Session II: Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy/Sacraments
Session III: Polity, Church Structure, and Church Words
Session IV: Anglican Ethics and Christian Discipleship
Dive into Doctrine (Sundays Oct 31st through November 21st @ 12:30 PM): In this series participants will be invited to explore some of the most important theological propositions of the Christian faith in an atmosphere that encourages questions and robust discussion. These classes will be offered on Sundays at 12:30 PM from October 31st through November the 21st. Registration will open later this fall.
Session I: The Holy Trinity: Economic and Ontological
Session II: Jesus Christ: Person and Work
Session III: Theological Anthropology: Sin, Redemption, and Salvation
Session IV: Eschatology: Heaven, Hell, Resurrection, and Second Coming
Confirmation Classes (begins 4-8 weeks before Easter): Confirmation is the religious rite in which baptized Christians make a mature and public deceleration of their faith and receive the laying on of bands by the bishop.Confirmation is the normative means through which Christians from other denominations join the Episcopal church and also serves as an opportunity for young people to affirm and claim their faith. Confirmation classes are held every year during the season of Lent (late Winter/early Spring) and are required for those seeking confirmation. These classes are educational, spiritual, and formative. Registration opens in January.
Lenten Series: Each year during Lent, Trinity holds a series of weeknight classes exploring various aspects of the life of discipleship. These meetings generally include food and fellowship. Registration opens in winter.
Special studies and prayer groups: From time to time throughout the year, Trinity offers religious education and spiritual formation opportunities for members and friends of Trinity. In the past, these have included studies on Christian mysticism, Jesus' parables, theologies of the atonement, C.S. Lewis, and so much more. Check out News and Events for special studies and prayer groups.