Sunday Classes & Forums

Tell Out My Soul

Sundays, April 23-May 28, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Stearns Library. Join Canon for Cathedral Life Julia McCray-Goldsmith as we practice telling our stories in ways that invite growth and change in our communities. The content of the course will be our own Episcopal Baptismal Covenant and Public Narrative, a community organizing method developed by Marshall Ganz of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Drawing on his own deep roots as a rabbi's son and an organizer for the United farmworkers, Ganz' method makes use of our own life experience as the raw material for profound personal and social change. Enjoy the stories of fellow Trinitarians and learn how to use your voice to make a difference from a distinctively Episcopalian standpoint.

Christians Looking At Islam

Sundays, April 23-June 11, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Morrison Room. In these 8 sessions, Keith Walters and Canon Raggs Ragan will address attendees' interests and questions about Islam, including its worldwide demographics, early history, daily life, presence in the US, politics, and the Qur'an as text and recited world.

Sunday Forum: Serving Immigrants and Refugees Among Us

Sunday, April 30, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Kempton Hall. Timothy Ward, a Trinity parishioner, was a creative director, magazine editor and newspaper journalist in New York. Upon moving to Portland, Timothy developed a model of service which focuses on vulnerable refugees, immigrants and their families. From older adults to young children the program aims to help immigrants learn English and gain citizenship. Volunteering at SEWorks IRCO/Africa House and SMART, Timothy's work has made a difference for many. You're invited to hear Timothy talk about his program in hopes that it may inspire you to see its ministry potential. TRAIN is sponsoring this Sunday forum.