Growing a rule of life

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The Very Rev. Dean Lind Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. As we head into the Easter season join Dean Lind as she introduces this year’s Diocesan Lenten Program, Growing a Rule of Life. This program uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to help us cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation. This is an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.

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How You Can Make a Difference Through Planned Giving

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Chuck Miller Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. Chuck Miller, senior director of planned giving at Case Western Reserve University, joins Dean Lind to discuss the power of planned giving. Chuck Miller began his career as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Law Section, representing three administrations in civil and administrative proceedings regulating tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving. He supervised hundreds of investigations and compliance exams while partnering with local, state, and federal law enforcement. Previously, Chuck served as a senior development executive with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and MetroHealth. He is a trustee of the Northern…

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The Dean’s Forum: Reinvigorating the Church, One Person at a Time

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The Rev. Jay Sidebotham Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 Guest preaching: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. Around the wider church, there is great discussion around the question of reinvigorating the church. How will that happen? This is God’s work for sure, but we are invited to participate in strengthening the vitality of our congregations. In this forum, we will explore the premise that congregations are as spiritually vital as the individuals in them. We’ll consider those things that contribute to spiritual growth and those that get in the way. We’ll reflect on what those insights might mean…

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The Dean’s Forum: The Evolving Church

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The Rev. Gay Jennings Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 Guest preaching: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. The Church finds itself in the midst of social and cultural change. How the church engages its community is becoming redefined. No longer are churches simply places where people convene for worship. Rather, the church is being called to participate in God’s mission in a way that is both faithful and life-giving.

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The Dean’s Forum: Toward understanding — the Middle East and beyond

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Sign the petition: Tell Governor Kasich that Ohioans Support Syrian Refugees   This Sunday, November 22nd at 10:10 a.m., we will welcome Julia Shearson and M. Isam Zaiem to the Dean’s Forum. Julia Shearson is the Executive Director of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio (Council on American-Islamic Relations). M. Isam Zaiem is the Board President and the co-founder of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio. Given the dramatic terrorist events in Sinai Peninsula, Beirut and Paris in last couple of weeks, it is imperative that we seek to more fully understand the current situation in the Middle East, the recent events…

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Community Policing

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Keith Sulzer Captain, Bureau of Community Policing – Cleveland Division of Police Nov. 15, 2015 Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. Dean Lind welcomes Captain Keith Sulzer of the Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF) from the Bureau of Community Policing. Captain Sulzer will provide an overview of ways that the CPF makes itself available to assist with strengthening positive connections with the citizens of Greater Cleveland. Trinity’s Greater Cleveland Congregations Core team joins Dean Lind in extending invitations to GCC partner organizations and members of other congregations.

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Reclaiming the Season of Advent

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The Rev. Geoff Curtiss Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 Guest preaching: 8 , 9 and 11:15 a.m. Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m. The Season of Advent is a season of expectant waiting. Unfortunately, in our social context, this opportunity to prepare our selves for the Advent of the Kingdom of God is truncated (at best) or lost in the commercial rush toward Christmas. With the societal drive to Christmas — now in full swing by Halloween — there is no longer space within our culture for expectant waiting and preparation. This year Trinity Cathedral will observe the ancient practice of observing a seven week…

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The Dean’s Forum: A Church Beyond Belief

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The Rev. Bill Sachs Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 As we move beyond the “emergent” or “missional” church paradigm, pastors and other church leaders are discovering a new reality: people (especially younger generations) are coming to church not as believers, but finding a place to belong—with or without faith. This book describes the dilemma and the distractions that currently prevent congregations from being the place where that sense of belonging can unfold and guide newcomers in the discovery of faith.

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