CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR ADULTS
At the heart of our Christian growth are opportunities to gather together and explore what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century. Bible study and various programs at Trinity are designed to help us deepen our relationship with God, each other and our community. Our studies and programs addressing faith and community issues offer challenge to both heart and mind in a supportive and creative learning environment.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
The Adult Bible Study group meets in the Rector’s Study on Sunday mornings from 8:30a.m.to 9:15 a.m. before the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. This is an informal gathering with a “hands on” approach to the Bible. This class, led by the Rector, includes lively discussion and an opportunity to glean insights for 21st century living from scripture. Our focus for 2008-09 is a journey through the Book of Genesis. We will explore the important and even some of the lesser known stories in Genesis. While regular attendance is encouraged, “drop-ins” are welcome. Bibles are provided. Please join us.
During Advent we join our sister parish, St. Mary’s Whitechapel, for a Wednesday evening series on a topic relevant to Advent. The evening includes a short evening prayer service at 5:30 p.m., supper at 6:00 p.m., presentation and discussion from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Advent series is led either by the Rector or other experienced speakers with background in the topic presented. The Advent series is held at St. Mary’s Whitechapel located at 5940 White Chapel Road in Lancaster County at the intersection of Rt. 201 (White Chapel Road) and Rt. 354 (River Road) near the town of Lively. The 2009 Advent Series will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays, December 2, 9 and 16. Topic to be announced.
Trinity Church offers a Lenten mid-day lunch series during consecutive Thursdays during Lent each year on a topic relevant to church life or a community issue. Our Lenten series for Lent 2009 focuses on rural poverty. For this series we hope to bring together not only our parishioners but those in the community who have concerns about this critical issue and who want to help start a dialogue on poverty issues and ways to address them in a collaborative and intentional way.
A SOUP KITCHEN SERIES FOR LENT
“Rural Poverty: A Community Dialogue”
Four Thursdays in Lent 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Soup, Speaker & Dialogue
March 12: Poverty and Crime
J. W. Harman, Jr., Lancaster County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
March 19: What’s a State to Do about Poverty?
Albert Pollard, Jr., Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly
March 26: The Challenge for Social Services
Edna Davenport, Director, Lancaster County Dept. of Social Services
April 2: What’s a Community to Do about Poverty?
Panel: Rev. Tom Coye, Joe Curry, Pastor Ken Rioland