Weekday Adult StudiesBe sure to check the dates, times and locations for each class
Update as of 3/18/20: Due to a suspension in all church campus activities, all studies are cancelled until further notice.
Trinity Men’s Bible Study
Trinity Men’s Bible Study meets every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Friendship House, with a light breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. The bible study is open to all men regardless of their church affiliation. The Men’s Bible Study affords men of the community opportunities for spiritual growth and development of an evangelical attitude through fellowship, prayer, service to our churches and community, and study of the scriptures. We are presently studying Paul’s letter to the Romans. In addition to the study of scriptures, the Men’s Group provides support to men who are experiencing stress or depression due to difficulties in family relationships, their relationship with God, or with career or job related changes.
Harden Not Your Heart
An informal home study, Harden Not Your Heart, Living the ELCA Social Statements, begins in September. ELCA social statements are teaching and policy documents that provide broad frameworks to assist us in thinking about and discussing social issues in the context of faith and life. There are 12 social statements. The first to be studied is Church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective. Copies are available by contacting the church office, a group facilitator, or via printed form in the church narthex. After reading the statement consider points you’d like to discuss. You can submit your discussion points or questions to the church office firstname.lastname@example.org. Facilitators include Sue Abbott, Jane Hein, Janet Montelaro, and Karen Rasmussen. Location and start date TBD.
Women’s Spirituality Class
The Women’s Spirituality Class will talk about Toni Morrison and the Contemplation of Race in America by reading some of Toni’s books like: The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song of Solomon, and other novels. Toni Morrison is one of the foremost American writers of fiction and non-fiction literature. She is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. Her soul-searching portrayals of black lives in pivotal historical moments in U.S. history compel the reader to examine our views and understandings of race in America. Facilitator is Janet Montelaro. Class meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall Library (downstairs). Class begins on September 5th.
Contemporary Literature Class
The Contemporary Literature Class will be reading Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things.” This book explores racial prejudice and white supremacy. The class meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. The class is held in the Luther Room (upstairs in the Parish Hall) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please contact the facilitator, Jane Hein, for additional information and to receive the book. Class begins on September 10th.