Sunday Morning Programs for Adults
On most Sundays, Trinity hosts a forum, an ongoing discussion series on contemporary public and theological issues, and a drop-in Bible study. All programs are free, and open to the public. The forum presentations are available as podcasts. Click here for forum podcasts. Sermon podcasts are also available online.
Sundays at 10:10 am
Each week Trinity offers the Dean’s Forum or the Sunday Forum.
Dean Tracey Lind interviews leaders, teachers, thinkers and artists about faithful living at the Dean’s Forum. The Sunday Forum invites authors, theologians and other public figures to discuss their recent work. View the schedule here.
Sundays at 10:10 a. m. (unless otherwise noted)
Trinity offers small group conversation on issues of concern to the congregation, the Episcopal Church and the wider world. While topics are frequently selected in advance, newcomers are welcome. Upcoming discussion groups include:
Hunger in America
March 23, 30
Led by Alex Barton
Although we live in the world’s wealthiest nation, 14.5 % of households in the United States (almost 49 million people) struggle to put food on the table. And in Ohio, this rate is higher than the national average. The sad commentary is that hunger in the United States isn’t the result of the scarcity of food but the prevalence of poverty. And this reality is not confined to inner cities but is found in all areas of the country. In the United States, the most direct way to reduce hunger is through national nutrition programs. But while food assistance to hungry people is vital, it isn’t enough. This class will look at the reality of hunger in the United States and how it impacts our society.
This group will also afford those who participate in the Food Stamp Challenge as a Lenten discipline an opportunity to reflect on that experience.
Get to Know Trinity Cathedral
Feb. 9 12:45 p.m.
March 9 10:10 a.m.
June 8 12:45 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral is the oldest church in Cleveland and has established itself as a center for educational, cultural, ecumenical and interfaith conversations and events. Learn about the life of the Cathedral and the varied opportunities to become involved.
Bible Study: African Bible Study Method
This Bible study method was introduced by the delegation of African bishops at the 1998 Lambeth Conference (a conference convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury for all bishops of the Anglican communion). This method is a form of lectio divina or “holy reading” that is designed for use in small groups. This method of study provides groups a means for reflecting on scripture in a manner that elicits personal deliberation and response to the exhortations of Scripture.
LBGT Ministries at Trinity
June 1, 15
Led by members of the LBGT Ministry Team
Despite the tremendous progress being made concerning many of the issues facing the LBGT community, there remains quite a bit of work and education to do before true equality is realized. And, in Ohio these issues seem to be particularly complex and multifaceted. This two-part class will attempt to address some of the particular issues within the context of our state and community and how the LBGT ministry at Trinity is working toward the realization of equality.
How Music Informs the Spirit of a Liturgical Text
Led by Dr. Judith Eckelmeyer, Professor Emerita, Music History, CSU
Consider a “constant” text, the Introit of the Requiem Mass, in several different presentations. Explore the contexts of these versions and how the different musical contents change our perception or experience of the liturgical text. Learn more.
Feb. 16, 23, and March 2 (Please note that the Feb. 16 class has been canceled and a Bible Study, led by the Rev. Kay Rackley, will be held instead.)
Led by Eugene Maio, PhD
Zealot by Reza Aslan is a fascinating and provocative biography of Jesus of Nazareth. Aslan uses historical documents rather than the New Testament to present the culture of first century Palestine marked by Jewish zealots resisting the occupation of the Roman army. It gives a fresh perspective that affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus with information and insights not found in the Gospels. This book is available in print, on Kindle and as an audiobook.