Sunday Classes & Forums


A Sacred Art Journey with Greg J. Lewis

Forum: Sunday, September 17, 9:00 a.m., Kempton Hall
Join us as we engage the sacred art of liturgical artist and design director, Greg J. Lewis. Showcasing various forms to express his faith, Greg produces paintings, prints, stained glass and sculpture inviting the viewer to a visual journey of abstract beauty, order, focus, and prayer. 


Red Doors Initiative Overview

Sunday, September 17, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
Come hear Lucy Reynolds and Tim Ward talk about Trinity's Red Door Initiative and its ESL program, Listen to Learn.

Click HERE to view the entire Red Doors forum series schedule.


Trinity Does Europe

Sunday, September 17, 9:00 a.m., Bishop Scott Room
Come for a quick rundown of the choir’s recent trip to Paris and London. Canon for Cathedral Music, Bruce Neswick, along with members of the Companion Tour, will regale you with stories from the tour, and a slide show will provide proof positive that this trip actually happened!


Book Group-Braving The Wilderness: The Quest For True Belonging by Brene' Brown

Sundays, September 17 thru October 29, 9:00 a.m., Glisan Room
Led by the Rev’d Marlene Mutchler. We will discuss this book in which Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.


Newcomers Hour-A Prayer Book Introduction to The Episcopal Church

Sunday, September 17, 11:30 a.m., Stearns Library
In the Episcopal church, our traditions of praying together shape our belief, and also our behavior as people of faith in the world created and loved by God. Join Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith and friends for a 45-minute dash through the Book of Common Prayer and some of the key practices that define “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement,” as our current Presiding Bishop has described our church. No, we won’t cover everything, but we will enjoy each other’s questions and share resources to continue our learning.


Meet the New Canon for Spiritual Formation-The Rev. Dr. Matthew Lawrence

Sunday, September 24, 9:00 a.m., Kempton Hall
At the forum, Matthew will be asking you to talk about what you love most, or hope for most, about adult education and worship at Trinity, and he’ll share his own thoughts about spiritual formation and spiritual practice. We expect a free flowing and exciting conversation that will lay the foundation for our shared life together. Please join us!


Strangers In A Strange Land: Thinking Biblically

Sunday, September 24, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
Mary Sicilia, Trinity’s Canon Educator Emeritus, looks at the life and times of a few Biblical prophets and will discuss several passages attributed to them, which seem as timely today as they did when they were written.


Week By Week With Paul

Sundays, September 24-November 19, 9:00 a.m., Stearns Library
Led by Dean Nathan LeRud. Every week we hear a short excerpt from a New Testament epistle (letter) in our Sunday worship – not just in the Episcopal Church, but in churches around the world who share the common lectionary. Many of these ancient letters are attributed to Paul, one of the most important leaders and theologians in the earliest days of the Christian movement. This course will look at each’s Sunday’s Epistle reading in its original context as we work our way, chapter by chapter, through two of Paul’s epistles: first the Epistle to the Philippians (his happiest and most joyful letter) from September 24-October 15, and then the First Epistle to the Thessalonians, quite possibly the earliest text preserved in the New Testament, from October 24-November 19. Join us – Bibles will be available, but you are also encouraged to bring your own!


Strangers In A Strange Land: Thinking Personally

Sunday, October 1, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
All of us are connected to stories of immigration and migration, from Native Americans who migrated here from elsewhere, to those who came by choice, chance or force, and many of our family have migrated since they first arrived here –South to North, East to West, country to city. In this session, Mary Sicilia will offer the immigration and migration stories of her family, as an example, as we all have an opportunity to share what we know about the history of our own families as strangers in a strange land.


Strangers In A Strange Land: Thinking Communally

Sunday, October 8, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
Two Trinitarians share their own immigration stories with an eye toward understanding the challenges facing immigrants in more contemporary America. Barbara Whitmore will serve as moderator of this discussion.


Strangers In A Strange Land: Thinking Legally

Sunday, October 15, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
In this panel presentation, we will explore some of the issues and challenges currently facing those who seek to immigrate or work as migrants in the United States with immigration lawyers, Jonathan Tamez and Mercedes Riggs and political commentator, Wayne Cornelius. Mary Sicilia will act as moderator of this panel.


Strangers In A Strange Land: A Response

Sunday, October 22, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
Trinity’s Racial Awareness Information Network (TRAIN) invites you to a presentation on Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR), which resettles hundreds of refugees a year. SOAR links sponsors—congregations, friends or community organizations—with refugees before they arrive in the United States, and helps sponsors welcome and assist the refugees in their adjustment to a new life in the Portland metro area.


Immigrant Welcoming with Rev. Ron Werner

Sunday, October 29, 9:00 a.m., Morrison Room
The Rev. Ron Werner, an ELCA pastor/organizer in Portland, will give a presentation on immigrant welcoming and Trinity’s continuing relationship with IMIrJ (Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice). Rev. Werner is active in the movement for immigrant rights, racial justice and all things interfaith.


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