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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Poetry Reading: Jericho Brown & RA Washington

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Listen to the podcast Wednesday, Sept. 9 7 p.m. Free This event is presented in partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, presented by the Cleveland Foundation and co-hosted by Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery.   Jericho Brown, one of two Anisfield-Wolf Book Award poetry winners this year, will give a poetry reading on Sept. 9 at Trinity Cathedral. He was awarded for his second poetry collection, The New Testament. Jericho Brown was born Nelson Demery III, raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated magna cum laude from Dillard University in New Orleans. He worked as a speech writer to the…

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The Dean’s Forum: Episcopal Belief and Practice Series Session Five -“The Meaning of Holy Week”

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The Meaning of Holy Week This is a Best of The Dean’s Forum podcast. Re-podcast from 2012. This Sunday’s Dean’s Forum is the fifth in a year-long Episcopal Belief and Practice series. Trinity Cathedral is an Episcopal church belonging to the international Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian communion in the world. These forums will explore what it means to be Episcopalian and Anglican. This week’s session considers the history and meaning of Holy Week

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