Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry


From September’s Rally Day through late May’s annual Church picnic, the hour before worship is abuzz with learning, discussion, and fellowship by people of all ages! We invite you to read more about our typical Adult Sunday School and Youth Sunday School offerings and to check them out in person any time during the fall and spring. Also, be sure to check the Home Page for special announcements about the Sunday School hour.

For the 2016/2017 Sunday School year, Trinity offered the following Adult Sunday School classes:

 Class Name  Room  Class Information
 “Parlor Class”  Church Parlor, in Cloister

The Parlor Class will be studying the history of the Old Testament in the context of the archeology relationship to the biblical writings of the Old Testament.  We will be using 3 books

  1. The Bible Unearthed; Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Ancient Texts
  2. David and Solomon
  3. The Forgotten Kingdom; The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel

 The first two are by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman. The last is by Finkelstein alone.

John Parker will be teaching this class.

 “Bible 101 – Genesis to Revelation  Room 113, Education/Administration Building

We will embark on a journey that will strengthen your understanding and appreciation of the Bible by enabling you to engage the Scripture on three levels:

What does the Bible say?

What does this passage mean?

How does the scripture relate to my life?

Wendy Smolen and Reynolds Wheeler will be teaching this class.

All year long, Trinity also offers opportunities during the week to both members and nonmembers for study and fellowship, including the following:

 Group Place and Time Information
 “Wednesday Study Group” Church Parlor, Each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. from September through May This class affords participants an opportunity for honest exploration of faith. With the aid of selected readings, participants reflect on the presence and activity of God in human life and all creation. Questions are always encouraged in this informal class.
 “Jane B. Arant Thursday Study Group” Church Parlor, Each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. from September through May Named for Trinity’s long-time music director, this group regularly explores faith through the use of religious and secular texts, as well as video series and field trips.
 “Men’s Breakfast Group” The Youth Center, The second Monday of each month, at 7:30 a.m.  At the Men’s Breakfast, breakfast and fellowship are followed by the reading of scripture and a five-minute devotional before the workday begins.
 “Trinity’s Book Club” Leroy Fox, Third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.  The group chooses a book of general interest to read each month and meets for dinner and discussion. Past books have included Gilead, Rules of Civility, Peter Pan, The Invention of Wings, and Gone Girl, to name a few.

For information about any of these gatherings, please feel free to contact the church office.