Christian Education

SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 UPDATE

All Wednesday evening classes, Compline and Sunday formation are currently postponed until further notice. To learn more, read the Letter to the Parish here: https://trinityparish.com/formation-update/


We offer a variety of classes, small groups, and worship experiences for all ages that are designed to bring the gospel to you and to bring you to the gospel.

Wednesday Evenings @ Trinity
Postponed Until Further Notice:

Wednesday evening dinners are currently suspended, stay tuned for any updates!

Wednesday Evening Classes for Adults, Youth, and Children

6:45 pm

  • Children of Trinity | Infants through Elementary School Ages | Lower Level | Nursery staff: Kelly Loy & Ashley Nix
    The Children of Trinity class is offered by our nursery staff during Wednesday Evening classes. Adults may join the adult classes while their children enjoy fun, hands on stories and play time with Trinity’s nursery staff.

 

  • Intergenerational Bible Study | Middle & High School Students and Adults | Upper Level Conference Room | The Rev. Meghan Ryan
    Middle & High school students and adults are invited to join Mother Meghan for LIFT – a biblically-based resource that brings generations together around tables for fellowship, worship, and Bible study.

 

  • Adult Choir | Upper Level Choir Room | Dr. Virginia Lile Boaz
    If you feel led to minister through music, then we hope you will join us. No pressure or judgement.

7:45 pm

  • Compline: Wrap up the evening with Compline, the Episcopal version of  “bedtime” prayers.

Sunday Morning Nursery

Nursery still available Sunday mornings (infants through age 3) 9:45 am – 11:30 am (or when 10:00 service lets out). For more information and to register for nursery click here.

We are excited to offer during the 10 am service. Please let us know if you plan to bring your child(ren) for nursery by visiting our Nursery Registration Page here or visit the following link: https://trinityparish.com/christian-education/nursery-registration/.

Children’s Chapel is currently suspended.

Click here for more details on children’s formation and activities.

*Subject to change based on COVID-19 local numbers.


Sunday School Classes
Postponed Until Further Notice:

Sunday School Classes for Adults, Youth, and Children

9 am

  • Godly Play | Pre-School through Elementary School Ages | Lower Level
    The Godly Play approach helps children explore their faith through stories from Scripture and our liturgical tradition. The program follows a Montessori based story-wondering-response model, followed by prayers and a feast that connect children to the Episcopal worship tradition.

 

  • Episcopal 101| Adults |  Upper Level Conference Room | The Rev. Meghan Ryan
    Join Mother Meghan for “a la carte” Episcopal 101 classes. Get some of your burning questions answered, or just pop in to brush up.  After Oct. 10th, classes will be repeated.
    Sept. 12: Worship – A crash course in Episcopal liturgy and practices
    Sept. 19: Serve – Discover your spiritual gifts and how you might serve others
    Sept 26: Baptism – Explore what Baptism means in the Episcopal tradition
    Oct. 3: Invite – Learn how to talk to others about your faith and share the Good News
    Oct. 10: Give – How to use all your resources in faithful ways.
  • Lectionary/Bible Study | Adults | Main Level Library | Peer Led
    A weekly Lectionary/Bible study where you will get a chance to reflect on the reading and scripture for that Sunday. This will be an informal place to discuss what they may have meant in their original context and/or how they apply in our present day. This will be peer led and readings and discussion prompts will be available.  Everyone is welcome.

10 am until the offering of the Peace @ Worship

  • Children’s Chapel | Age 3 through Elementary School Ages | Lower Level
    Children’s Chapel is provided for children three years of age and older. Children’s Chapel, located near the nursery on the lower level of the parish house, includes age-appropriate songs, prayers, and lessons. The children are escorted back to the worship area in time to share Holy Communion with their family and the rest of the adult congregation.

11:30 am (Immediately following the 10 am service)

  • Bible Study | Upper Level Conference Room | 11:30 am | Dr. Richard Gildrie
    Join us as we discuss John’s Gospel, considering the prophetic tradition from the Bible into modern instances.

 

  • Youth Group | Grades 6 through 12 | Lower Level | Lunch provided
    Youth Group is getting a makeover. Combining Wednesday night and Sunday School, 6th – 12th graders will come together after the 10 am service on Sundays for lunch, fellowship, and fun. Occasionally, the Sunday morning time will morph into field trips and service projects. Spearheaded by our Christian Formation chair, Dr. Virginia Boaz, and co-led by other fantastic adult leaders, Trinity looks forward to a new chapter in youth ministry!

Nursery (available now as of May 2021)

We are excited to offer during the 10 am service. Please let us know if you plan to bring your child(ren) for nursery by visiting our Nursery Registration Page here or visit the following link: https://trinityparish.com/christian-education/nursery-registration/.

Children’s Chapel is currently suspended.

Click here for more details on children’s formation and activities.

*Subject to change based on COVID-19 local numbers.


 

 

EfM (Education for Ministry)
Tuesday Mornings – 10 am

EfM is a four-year theological education program offered “at a distance” by the School of Theology at the University of the South at Sewanee. Participants commit to one year at a time, and meet weekly in seminars led by a trained mentor. Participants study the Bible, church history, and theology, while learning to engage in theological reflection. This provides a solid education in the foundations of our Christian faith.

Please call (931) 645-2458 with questions and further details.


Annual programs

  • Vacation Bible School: Community-wide themed week of education and fun organized and staffed by volunteers.
  • Inquirers: Confirmation class held in the spring, both in preparation for confirmation or baptism and as a refresher course for anyone interested.

 

 

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