Why Trinity’s Book Clubs Are A Great Thing

Reading is good for your brain. ..
Book clubs are sociable and prompt discussion with old or new friends. …
Reading things you might not have otherwise can expand your horizons. …
Book clubs offer a way to reflect on our society today through the lens of faith. …
Book clubs are fun!


Waking Up White, and
Finding Myself in the Story of Race
by Debby Irving

SWPA Regional Study

Thursdays @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm

via Zoom

Led by Jane Hein

This regional book study is being offered to laypeople of the SWPA Synod ELCA and is designed to offer race related discussions and ultimately better equip participants for their work of creating a more just world.  Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race is a chronicling of the author’s journey of discovery and insight that shifted her worldview and upended her life plan as she strove to reach out to her students and families of color.  It will be used as the base of our weekly discussions.

Limited copies of the book are available at no charge by contacting the church office while supplies last.  The book can also be purchased on Amazon or abebooks.com.

Join us for ten (10) Thursday evenings @ 7 pm ET this fall via Zoom.  Questions can be directed to the church office at office@trinitywexford.org.

Thurs., Oct. 8  – Introductory overview of book

Thurs., Oct. 15 – Discuss Section 1: Childhood in White

Thurs., Oct. 22  – Discuss Section 2: Midlife Wake-Up Calls

Thurs., Oct. 29  – Discuss Section 3: Why Didn’t I Wake Up Sooner?

Thurs., Nov. 5  – Discuss Section 4: Rethinking Key Concepts

Thurs., Nov. 12 – Discuss Section 5: Twenty-five Years of Tossing & Turning

Thurs., Nov. 19 – Discuss Section 6: Leaving My Comfort Zone

Thurs., Nov. 26 – THANKSGIVING DAY – No meeting

Thurs., Dec. 3 – Discuss Section 7: Inner Work

Thurs., Dec. 10 – Discuss Section 8: Outer Work

Thurs., Dec. 17 – Discss Section 9:  Reclaiming My Humanity” & closing insights

Practicing Compassion
by Frank Rogers

Pastor’s Class

Wednesdays @ 7:00 – 8:00 pm
via Zoom

Led by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor

Partcipants will learn compassion is more than a sympathetic feeling, it is the bond of human connection.  Most religions lift up compassion, yet few people actually teach how to practice it.  Through rich and moving stories of people from various faiths, the author shows ways to incorporate compassion in our daily lives.  His interfaith perspective on mercy, kindness and caring for one another trains us to Pay attention, Understand emphathically, Love with connection, Sense the sacredness, and Embody new life (PULSE).

Limited copies of the book are available at no charge by contacting the church office while supplies last. 

Join us for six (6) Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm ET this fall via Zoom.  Questions can be directed to the church office at office@trinitywexford.org.

Wed., Oct. 7 – Overview Invitation, discuss Chapter 1

Wed., Oct. 14 – discuss Chapter 2

Wed., Oct. 21 – discuss Chapter 3

Wed., Oct. 28 – discuss Chapter 4

Wed., Nov. 4 – discuss Chapter 5

Wed., Nov. 11 – discuss The Hope, final thoughts

Beloved, A Novel by Toni Morrison,
Winner of the Nobel Prize

Women’s Spirituality

Tuesdays @ 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Fellowship Hall

Led by Janet Montelaro and Susie Neuhart

Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War, it is inspired by the life of Margaret Garner, an African American who escaped slavery in Kentucky in late January 1856 by crossing the Ohio River to Ohio, a free state.

Social distancing and masking are requested.

Contact the church at office@trinitywexford.org for a copy of the book and how to join.  Limited copies of the book are available while supplies last.

Tue., Aug. 4 – View documentary on the life of Toni Morrison.

Tue., Aug. 18 –   View part 2 documentary on the life of Toni Morrison and discuss pages 1 through 23.

Tue., Sept. 1 – Discuss pgs. 24-59

Tue., Sept. 15 – Discuss pgs. 60-100

Tue., Sept. 29 – Discuss pgs. 101-133

Tue., Oct. 13 – Discuss pgs. 134-180

Tue., Oct. 27 – Discuss pgs. 181-235

Tue., Nov. 10 – Discuss pgs. 236-270

Tue., Nov. 24 – Discuss pgs. 271-324

Tue., Dec. 1 – View Beloved, the movie