Christian Education

Lent with Trinity Parish

Wednesday evening adult class will begin Wednesday, February 24. Zoom link will be provided in that day’s Wednesday Evening with Trinity email.

Sunday youth group classes will begin Sunday, February 28 – link will be posted in the youth group Facebook group as well as the Feb. 26th Talk of Trinity.

Devotionals on your own and can begin at your leisure.

Adults

Wednesday Evening Book/Video Study 
On Wednesday evenings during Lent, starting Feb. 24 at 7pm (in place of Wired Word), we will be discussing Diane Butler Bass’s book, “Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks.” If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In Grateful, Diana Butler Bass untangles our conflicting understandings of gratitude and sets the table for a renewed practice of giving thanks. In addition to the book, we will also be using a video series to further our study. It also makes this series accessible to those that don’t read the book! Buy the book here. Join us on Zoom (links will be emailed out the day of) for the first session on February 24th.

Below is a trailer for the book “Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks”:

Youth

Sunday Mornings (not too early we promise!)
Sunday mornings, starting Sunday Feb. 28 at 11:15 am throughout Lent, we will be exploring the sights, sounds, and smells that Jesus experienced on His way to the Cross. Inspired by Jill Duffield’s “Lent in Plain Sight,” Mo. Meghan will be taking 6th-12th graders through multi-sensory meditations. Each week, students will receive a bag of devotional materials (to be picked up on Saturday with communion, or mailed if requested) to awaken our senses (first Saturday pick up will be Sat. Feb. 27). There may be an occasional non-devotional related treat included from time to time as well. Any youth-age young adult is free to join us on Sunday mornings as well, but sign-ups will be required to receive the bag of devotional materials.

Wednesday evening Youth Group is on hiatus for the season of Lent. Join us on Sundays!

The youth and young adults of the parish will also be receiving (via mail) personal Lenten mini-devotionals to help us shape our practices for the season of Lent. Be on the lookout for that!

Click here to sign up to receive youth materials.

Children of Trinity

Presenting to you… Lent in a Bag! Continuing our practice of Godly Play for Pre-K-5th graders, we have put together bags and instructions for you to continue the sacred practice of storytelling in your own home. Each of these bags will help you and your family explore the season of Lent and celebrate come Easter morning. Sign ups will be required. Bags will be distributed on Saturdays with communion or mailed if requested. First Saturday material pick up will be Feb. 27.

Click here to sign up to receive Godly Play materials.

Lenten Self Guided Devotionals

Episcopal Relief & Development 2021 Lenten Meditations

In response to the unprecedented events of the past year, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2021 Lenten Meditations share deeply personal reflections on the theme of lament from a diverse group of writers. Many of the authors share experiences related to a variety of issues including disease, violence, racial injustice and poverty.

To learn more, download and/or subscribe to receive daily meditations, click here 

Lent of Liberation

Continuing the work of racial reconciliation, we invite you into personal reflection with this poignant devotional. “This Lenten devotional invites readers to learn more about the brutal institution of slavery and its impact on Black people in America and recognize how its evolution and legacy continue to harm their descendants in the United States today. Each of the forty devotions includes the testimony of a person who escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad, a Scripture passage, and a reflection connecting biblical and historical themes to challenge modern readers to work for liberation.” You can purchase the book here.


Youth Group: Middle & High School

See Lent schedule above.

 

 

 

 


Wednesday Evenings with Trinity Online

6 pm – 6:45 pm – Children of Trinity (Infant to elementary ages) via Zoom

7 pm – Adult Bible Study Class

9 pm – Live Compline via Zoom (ALL ages children through adults)

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EfM (Education for Ministry)

TEfM 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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