Adult Formation

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Adult Formation

 

Holy Trinity is committed to the spiritual growth and formation of all parishioners. Whatever your age or stage of life, there is something for you. Adult education classes on Sundays and Wednesdays range from a young adult group discussing life issues to local college professors lecturing on history, religion, and faith. Young people enjoy age-appropriate classes and programs designed to foster a more intimate, personal sense of God.

Join an Advent Covenant Group
Advent Covenant groups are now forming! Covenant Groups are small groups of 8-12 people who meet weekly during Advent for about one hour to form community and to nurture personal and communal spiritual growth. Groups meet in-person and on Zoom beginning the week following Thanksgiving.  This year we are using Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent to guide our reflections and sharing. Amy-Jill is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Books can be purchased through your favorite book provider. If you find it difficult to purchase a book at this time, Holy Trinity’s Books for Friends ministry through the Gateway Commission is glad to provide a book for you. Click here for more information and to sign up. Joining a covenant group is a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas.

Be an Advent Covenant Group Leader
Advent Covenant Groups will begin the first week after Thanksgiving.  We are looking for 6-10 people to serve as Advent Covenant Group co-leaders.  Covenant groups will meet in-person and via Zoom during the day and evenings. This year we will be using Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine to guild our reflections and sharing.  If you would like to serve as a co-leader, contact Rev. Mark Lile-King at    or call the church office.  Leader training will be held the week prior to Thanksgiving.

SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES

Sunday morning classes for adults are a great way to make friends, learn about our faith and our world, and find new ways to apply spiritual principles to your life. Anyone is welcome to join a class at any time. This fall, a lecture class will meet at 10 - 10:45 a.m in Haywood Duke. We welcome Dr. Christopher Hodgkins, Professor of Renaissance Literature and Atlantic World Studies, UNC-G as he presents “A Man after God: The Episc Life of David in Samuel and Kings.”

David (c. 1040-971 B.C.) lived a long and amazingly eventful life, and is in the top tier of the greatest figures in history—those who have had the widest conceivable impact. He was a youngest son, shepherd, poet, composer, singer, soldier, prophet, friend, courtier, general, lover, husband, father, resistance leader, conqueror and king. He also was an exile, outlaw, bandit, turncoat, polygamist, adulterer, murderer, and failed parent. And he was the direct ancestor of the Son of David, the Anointed, Jesus Christ. During this ten-week series (September 12-November 21, excluding October 10) we will reflect on the many seasons in David’s life and learn more about what his life can teach us about God’s character, about human nature, about our relationship with God, and about the seasons of our own lives.