Adult Formation

God's Lovingkindness Bible Study, 9:30am Sundays this fall: Hesed, Hebrew for lovingkindess, covenant love, for 'when the person from whom I have a right to expect nothing gives me everything'--it's almost too beautiful to translate directly. I hope we will hear many of the layered meanings of hesed through studying passages from the Hebrew Bible, hear the good news that our ancestors in faith heard, that we will hear a deep sense of God's love for us and the posture of God's heart toward us as we gather for Christian Formation at 9:30am on Sundays this fall. We will skip two sessions of this on 9/25 (bishop's visit) and 10/2 (kids + family service) and get back to it with a lay-led session on 10/9.

 

 

Queer Theology Book Club, Tuesdays at 6:30pm on Zoom: Convened by Chris Badgett and Gail, this group will meet over Zoom on Tuesdays, starting 9/27, to read through Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity by Elizabeth Edman. The group goes from 6:30pm-7:30pm, with no prior knowledge or work ahead—email Chris (chris.badgett@gmail.com) and Gail (gail@trinityepiscopal1.com)  to let us know you will be joining us!

 

Renew Class: we offer this class regularly, both in-person + virtual, to serve both as class for people seeking the rite of Confirmation or looking for a general orientation to the Episcopal Church's theology, worship, and devotional life. Email Gail at gail@trinityepiscopal1.com to sign up! Virtual option: knowing that we have a lot of different schedules out there AND we want people to get to know each other, as you sign up, let me know if you are doing the virtual option so I can pair you with someone else doing that too, to be a prayer partner and to go through the discussion/reflection questions together! Virtual class will be posted on YouTube and emailed out.

Here's what the first version of the class looked like:

The Rule of St. Benedict | YouTube & handout

Baptism & Confirmation | YouTube & handout

Book of Common Prayer | handout

Holy Eucharist | YouTube & handout

History of Faith | handout

Denomination, Communion, Polity | YouTube & handout

How to be a congregation | YouTube & handout

Relational Mission | YouTube & handout

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Follow along on our Psalm podcast, Trinity + LYH, a resource on reading the Psalms devotionally, on either Spotify or Apple Podcasts  (currently on hiatus, perhaps it will return someday?)