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.
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:
Bible Challenge Check-Ins
February 17, May 22 and June 9
Discuss what you’ve been reading with Dean Lind and other Bible Challenge participants at these meetings. Even if don’t take the challenge, come and join a lively conversation about Holy Scripture! Bible Challenge check-ins are also held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6.
Paul’s Metaphors of Salvation
April 7, 14 and 21
The Apostle Paul was a theopoet, a “poet of God,” and thus was seldom content to speak in factual, literal language. Instead, he felt compelled to reach for poetic metaphors to express his deepest insights into God and the possibilities of life “in Christ.” In this class we will look at the many different poetic metaphors that Paul reached for to express what he thought the experience of ‘salvation’ is all about. Led by Bob Fowler.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of theological education by extension for all Christians. It teaches us how to think theologically and helps us to deepen our understanding of Christian heritage. Join Jim Bolce to explore this exciting and vital program.
The Universe is 13.7 Billion Years Old and Why am I Still an Episcopalian?
January 6 and 13
The heavens are indeed telling the glory of God. A recent flood of observational data and new theoretical frameworks have made us the first generation of people to have a firm understanding of the universe back to a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. As we understand more and more about the history of the universe, are we pushing God out of the picture? How do these new developments change and deepen our faith? How does theology provide a complement to science in the search for meaning and our origins? Led by Trinity member Sean Bryan. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he is currently a graduate student studying the early universe in the physics department at Case Western Reserve University.
Sundays at 10:10 a. m.
Each Sunday, a small group gathers to read and discuss the week’s scripture readings the from Revised Common Lectionary.
End of Life Care & Issues
February 3 and 10
Discuss living wills, power of attorney, healthcare advocates and a number of other important issues. On Feb. 3, Sheryl Buckley, MD will present on some of the topics that she covered in one of her publications e.g. “What’s wrong with death and dying;” “The sanctity of life…and death” and; “Growth at the end of life.” We will follow Dr. Buckley’s presentation with practical discussion related to available resources, hospice and palliative care, spiritual support/care of the caregiver and legal issues. Click here for a pdf that Dr. Buckley shared during the class.
On Feb. 10, a panel will discuss practical steps in consideration of end-of-life issues. Panelists include Trinity members: Ethel Smith Bowen, MD a board certified physician in geriatric care and former hospice provider; Scott Williams, Esq., an attorney specializing in estate law; and the Rev. Amy Greene, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic. Both days are presented by Trinity’s Health & Wellness Ministry.