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. 

Epiphany Term

(Wednesdays, January 3-February 7)

Images of God: Understanding Self Through Expanding Image of God

Wednesdays, January 3-February 7, 7:00 p.m. Led by Katie Skurja
The purpose of this course is to explore our images of God, and deepen our experience of the mystery that is God- both immanent and transcendent, both knowable and unknowable, both hidden and revealed, God as incarnate, and as Trinity. This class will be but a mere hint of an introduction to a theme we will continually and endlessly explore in the spiritual journey. This course will examine the multitude of ways God is imaged and experienced, through scripture, and the human imagination, and its God-given creativity. Click HERE to register.

Art For All Ages: Calligraphy Class

Wednesdays, January 3-February 7, 7:00 p.m. Led by Inga Dubay
Calligraphy-Capitals to Go with Lowercase Italic. Click HERE to register.

Trinity Book Group

Wednesdays, January 3-February 7, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Led by Adrianne Brockman
The group will read "The American Soul" by Jacob Needleman, which looks at the lives of America's founders-including Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin. The author explores their core of inner beliefs; their religious and spiritual sensibilities; and their individual conception of the purpose of life. The founders, Needleman argues, conceived of an "inner democracy": a continual pursuit of wisdom and self-improvement that would undergird the outer democracy in which we live today. Any understanding of America as a nation of spiritual values will in the years ahead be assisted by Needleman's work as a point of reference. We will take at most, two chapers per week. There will be a syllabus, and we will start with Chapter 2. Please purchase the book ahead of time. Click HERE to register.

Celtic Christianity

Wednesdays, January 3-February 7, 7:00 p.m. Led by Pam Maben
The Celtic Christian tradition with its emphasis on the goodness of creation and the sacredness of all of life has much to offer us today. We will look back to its roots examining Celtic texts and prayers and the lives of the Celtic saints. We will also be introduced to contemporary Celtic communities and look at ways of incorporating Celtic practices in our own lives. Click HERE to register.

Catechesis at Trinity-The Feast Awaits

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.