Wednesday at the Commons Classes

Wednesday evenings, September until June. Put a little soul refreshment in the middle of your week! Wednesday at the Commons is Trinity's midweek learning community, offering classes that open us to new ways of thinking, push us to go deeper in our relationships and commitments, and offer us new insights into each other and God. Service of the Holy Eucharist is at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel, dinner is at 6:00 p.m. (suggested donation of $10), followed by a wide range of class options from 7:00–8:30 p.m. There is no charge for Wednesday classes. Childcare is available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1208. 


For the dinner, you must sign up in advance (by noon on Tuesday of that week), so that we may know how many to have food for. In person, dinner sign-up sheets are located at Trinity's Information Wall outside Kempton Hall. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1223 to sign-up for dinner.
For classes, we encourage sign ups so that we may know numbers to expect, but you are most welcome even if you were unable to sign up. 

How do I sign up for classes?

Links for online registration are found below. 

Lent Term

(Wednesdays, February 21-March 21)

Self-Care in Difficult Times

Wednesdays, February 21-March 21, 7:00 p.m. Led by Lauren Loos
We are all navigating through difficult times. For some the challenge is a schedule that is just too full.  For others it is not only our schedules but interpersonal challenges that drain resources and energy. Those whose vocation or family structure require giving of self to others are particularly vulnerable to fatigue or burn out. Our culture and work ethic can add to a tendency to work our way into deficit without even realizing it. This class is about finding energy and well being despite these challenges. Using wisdom from psychology and spiritual resources, we will first learn to recognize the state of our internal resources. We will then build skills for life giving self-care and resilience.
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Art For All Ages: Ceramics/Peace Poles

Wednesdays, February 28-April 4 (no class on March 28), 7:00 p.m. Led by Chris Basken
Suggested donation for materials, $25. Click HERE to register.

Do Our Books Define Us?

Wednesdays, February 21-March 21, 7:00 p.m. Led by Megan Ticer
Join Megan Ticer for a fascinating book group exploring Nancy Malone’s book, Walking a Literary Labyrinth. Available in the Trinity bookstore, this book discusses how writers as varied as Saint Augustine and Sue Grafton shape our perception of the world and ourselves.
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Catechesis at Trinity-The Feast Awaits (continues)

Wednesdays, January 3-May 23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith
Join fellow Trinitarians and seekers for the richest of fare. Catechesis is an introduction to our life together at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a congregation committed to practicing uncommon warmth in our welcome, holy compassion in our service, intellectual curiosity in our teaching, and deep beauty in our worship. In Catechesis, long-timers and newcomers alike are invited to share the bread of our own faith journeys as we learn together about Christianity within the Episcopal tradition.
An ancient practice of spiritual exploration and formation in community, Catechesis dates back to the earliest followers of Jesus. At Trinity, Catechesis is offered as a twenty-week immersion in scripture, history, worship and service designed to reflect the rhythms of our Eucharistic worship, and equip us to share God’s hospitality with each other and the world.Catechesis is also a context in which to learn more about the community of faith that is Trinity Cathedral. It is an opportunity to meet congregational leaders, ask questions, explore ministry opportunities and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Whether you are wondering, hungering, or wanting more, there’s a place for you at the table of Trinity Catechesis. Click HERE to register.

This I Hold, This I Release

Wednesdays, February 21-April 25, 7:00 p.m. Led by Karen Carlton and Scott Smiley
As we look at our beliefs and values, we stand in a long stream of ideas, experiences, insights, dreams, arguments, and traditions. How do we experience  the flow of beliefs we used to hold, those we hold now, those we need to release, and those we are flowing into? In this class we will attempt to help each other clarify and articulate what we hold and what we release.
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Process Theology, Part II

Wednesdays, February 21-March 21, 7:00 p.m. Led by Jennifer Bird
This will be a re-introduction to the key ideas of Process Thought as it has developed in reaction to traditional theology. Process Thought brings ordinary human experience and scientific observations into the conversation about God, which means that it offers some helpful ways of thinking and talking about God in the 21st century.
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