Christians never stop growing in the faith, and it seems that Trinity members can’t get enough opportunities to talk about the things that matter! Opportunities for such conversations are constantly changing at Trinity, so subscribe to our email to get the latest information on what is being taught and when. Here are some of our most popular offerings:
Adult Bible Study:
Episcopalians believe that the Bible “contains all things necessary for salvation” (Book of Common Prayer). This means that we do not expect the Bible to be more than it is. The Bible is not inerrant, or without error, and we do not pretend that it is, nor does it contain all knowledge of all time. Episcopalians are not alarmed to learn about discoveries in natural sciences or psychology that are not found in Scripture. The Bible is not a scientific text book. It is not a book of rules or good advice, although it does contain both.
What is it? The Bible is the story of God and his people. The story of that relationship, based on God’s invitation and grace, has its ups and downs, its exemplars and its villains. Central to that story is the revelation and relationship made possible through Jesus. As we read the Bible’s stories, we gain insight into our own spiritual journeys.
At Trinity, in addition to classes currently offered, Bible study for adults is available regularly in two ways:
The Synthesis Bible Study Guide:
Always to be found in the back of the church on Sunday, this study guide provides background and discussion questions regarding the scripture to be read on the next Sunday. You can use this material on your own or even lead your own Bible Study–no further training or education required!
The Text Message:
Go to our blog to read the latest study material or check the archives for previous resources. Again, it’s an opportunity for do-it-yourself Bible Study!
The Rector’s Forum
Another study opportunity is Trinity’s Rector’s Forum which meets every Sunday (except breakfast Sundays) between worship services at 9:00 a.m. in the parish hall. The topics vary and are generally decided by the participants. Often a study guide or book is handed out in advance so that everyone can participate in the discussion. But no reservations are required; just show up and join in the conversation as much or as little as you like.
Here are some of the topics that have fascinated our group in recent times:
- The Book of Revelation (study guides are on the website)
- Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road? by Brian McLaren, a book about how Christians can interact with other faiths, with honesty and respect.
- Lost Scriptures by Bart Ehrman, a book about how the Bible came to be the Bible we use and honor
- Love Wins by Rob Bell, a controversial book that considers the question of who is saved
- Women of the Bible
- Saints of the Episcopal Church
- Poverty and Politics: What is the Christian response?
Subscribe to the parish email to keep up on current topics.
Growing in Grace
An opportunity for those of more mature years to consider the presence of God in the particular challenges and opportunities of the second half of life. Led by the Rev. Carolyn Richardson, the group usually discusses a book of particular interest to this population.
Time: Wednesdays at 2pm
Contact the Church office for current information
Young Adult Discussion Group
Time: Mondays at 7pm,
Location: Private Home
For more information please contact Blair – Email