Sunday Classes & Forums
Trinity Lent Reads
Sundays, March 5-April 2, 9:00 a.m., multiple locations. Make spiritual formation part of your Lenten practice this year. Choose one of the following books to read over the next forty days of Lent, and join with other parishioners to discuss and reflect during the 9:00 a.m. hour each Sunday morning. Copies of all the books are available for purchase in the Trinity Bookstore.
To Love As God Loves: Conversations With The Early Church
Led by Dean Nathan LeRud. Dr. Roberta Bondi was raised with a "very problematic relationship to Christianity and what I knew as its judgmental and vengeful God." Her graduate study of the early church led her to the desert fathers and mothers who founded Christian monasticism and mysticism who taught her a new way to understand and relate to a God of love and mercy: "these folks," she writes in her trademark non-nonsense style, "saved my life from despair and self-hatred. It sounds overly dramatic, but take my word for it, it really isn't." Her 1978 classic, "To Love As God Loves: Conversations with the Early Church" seeks to make these ancient writers accessible to contemporary people of faith. Join Dean Nathan LeRud for an introduction to the lives and writings of the desert fathers and mothers of early Christianity as we explore what they might have to say to us in the 21st century. Click HERE to register.
Radical Welcome, Sustainable Belonging
Led by Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith and the Rev. Stephen Schneider. The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles H. Vogl, will be the primary text for our exploration of the practices of radical welcome and belonging that include the "other," connect people across categories, defeat loneliness, and allow us all to lead lives of shared meaning and faithful witness. We'll be reflecting on how Trinity Cathedral-a community of communities-can be a sanctuary for both diversity and commonality. If you are a welcomer, a convener of community or someone looking for deeper connection, this book study is for you. Click HERE to register.
A Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey
Led by the Rev. Marlene Mutchler. Dr. Jane Goodall's book is a revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very definition of humanity. A Reason For Hope, her poignant and insightful memoir, explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest. Click HERE to register.
12 Steps To A Compassionate Life
Led by Canon Raggs Ragan. The fruits of Karen Armstrong's project with her Macarthur Grant, invites us to tranform our lives into the lives of loving service we are called to. This is a Lenten opportunity to explore her incites and invitations in community. Click HERE to register.