Water Walkers: Healing our Waters

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Sharon Day Sunday, June 21 Dean’s Forum: 9 a.m. The Cuyahoga River Walk will take place from June 22-25, 2015. The walk will begin at the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River and conclude in Cleveland at the mouth of the river. The purpose of the walk is to reconnect people with the river — not merely as a mechanism for commerce or travel or as something to be used and consumed and taken for granted but to reconnect with the river as the loving source of life — to remind us that life is impossible without water. The river walk…

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The Spirituality of Rock and Roll

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The Rev. Geoff Curtiss Sunday, April 19 Guest preaching: 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. Popular music is most commonly understood to be little more than an expression of the sentimentality of a particular generation. Rarely is popular music acknowledged as a means of transcendence — a means whereby humanity can transcend the particular and apprehend a sense of the oneness that is Life.

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The Spiritual Seeker – Seeking to Belong

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The Rev. Dr. Sam Portaro, Jr. Sunday, March 15 Guest preaching: 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. The context of the 21st Century is one where few people seek to identify with any particular denomination or even faith tradition — many seekers today choose to describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” The challenge for the church is to engage the contemporary seeker imaginatively and faithfully. This forum will discuss the trends of spiritual exploration and what that means to the seeker and the community of faith in today’s context.

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Cooperative Housing

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Annamarie Pluhar Sunday, Feb. 8 Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. The time for cooperative housing has come. In a world with finite resources, sharing will have to become more the norm rather than the exception. This is also the case when it comes to housing. Sharing housing resources not only serves a practical purpose of creating affordable housing opportunities but it also serves as a means of building community. Pluhar has the experience to explore this topic and provide a practical guide to exploring the realities of shared housing.

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Wading Through the Messy Waters

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The Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 Guest preaching: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. In these troubling times, it is important to look at the connections between various forms of injustice: institutional racism as it affects all of us regardless of skin color, age, gender, or economic circumstances; concerns about voting rights; and disproportional violent encounters between police and African-Americans. Delve into this complex mess in hopes of finding ways we can work through our faith to create great spaces of justice in our common work together.

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The “Why” of Trinity

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Dean’s Forum Sunday, Dec. 14  10:10 a.m. As part of the ongoing Listening Project – talking to our members and hearing from them what brought them to Trinity and what feeds their mind, body and spirit – this Dean’s Forum will examine the “why” of Trinity as the Cathedral prepares for its bicentennial year in 2016.  

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