Adult Formation


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.

Religion and the News: Adult Education Series

Join us at 10 a.m. in Haywood Duke on Sundays as we explore a variety of newsworthy topics. The 5-week series continues through May 15 (with a break for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday). Led by Dr. Sandie Gravett, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University.
April 3  What You Need to Know About Ukraine, Religion, and “Russia World"
April 24  The Lure of QAnon in Christian Communities
May 1  Covid and Religion: Transmission, Mitigation, Vaccines
May 8  Communities of Faith and the Climate Crisis
May 15  The Future of American Religion:  Where is Gen Z and What Does That Mean for Generation Alpha?

Adult Confirmation Classes

Episcopal Church 101
Sundays May 8-June 5, 10:15-11:00 a.m., Roe Library
Taught by Father David Umphlett and Rev. Mark Lile-King

Episcopal Church 101 is a fun adult Sunday School class for everybody where you will get to know others in the Holy Trinity community, learn about the Episcopal Church, and explore a path to living a meaningful Christian life!  We’ll learn how the Episcopal Church began and developed (warts and all) and about the many traditional and innovative new ways Episcopalians practice active faith in Christ’s name.  Episcopal Church101 is preparation for Adult Confirmation and for Reaffirmation.  Want to get started? Great!  Our text for the class is Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe. Purchase the book at your favorite book purveyor.

Mindful Spiritual Healing, Monday Nights

During the season of Lent, Holy Trinity’s Bev Vaughn will be offering a ministry of mindful spiritual healing. Mindful spiritual healing combines mindfulness practices of varying types with the evening Compline service from the Book of Common Prayer. Mindful spiritual healing offers a person energy balance and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. This ministry offering in no way detracts from and is not a substitute for the gifts God gives us through medicine and psychotherapy but adds to our resources for wholeness. We will start with a mindful practice and follow with the evening Compline Service.

Bev is a certified Usui Reiki master teacher as well as a Holy Fire III and Karuna Rieki master teacher. She is also a trained coach for Breathworks for pain and Anxiety. Bev is earning her certification for clinical practitioner of EFT ( Emotional Freedom Therapy) Tapping.  She also has experience in Mindfulness based stress reduction(MBSR) and Alexander technique for performance anxiety. Currently, Bev teaches for Hirsch Wellness Network, Subtle Wellness in Chapel Hill and she assists for classes in Reiki classes at Duke Integrative. Bev is also a volunteer at the infusion room at Cone’s Cancer Center and will be an artist in residence there in June. Prior to her healing work, Bev was a teacher for 30 years (PhD) of choir, theater and music.

Join Bev Monday nights through Lent at 7:00pm here on zoom:
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