Sunday Morning Classes

Sunday School classes offered 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Summer 2017 Adult Forums

All adults are invited to participate in the Summer Adult Forums held in Rooms 107 & 108 (unless otherwise noted). Each month will offer a new theme:

June: CREED: What Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton
Classes will offer a creative and comprehensive exploration of "What Christians Believe and Why." Through the exploration of the Apostles' Creed, Trinity member Wesley Jones will guide us in this intriguing study created by Rev. Adam Hamilton.

July: Compassionate Creation — Climate Justice
Rev. Peter Sawtell from Eco-Justice Ministries will lead a series of classes discussing how our faith calls us to value God's creation and how our care of the environment influences and affects many other topics we as Christians value.

July 9: Why do modern times call for new theological thought? (Room 109) We live in a society that is changing at an astonishing pace. As we absorb those changes, we've come to think differently about who we are, how the world works, and how we related to God. We'll look at some of the profound changes of the last 100 years, and consider how new answers are needed for many of the classic questions or faith and ethics.

July 16: Who do we say that we are? The ways that we think and act are strongly shaped by our jobs, our closest communities, our social networks. What we know to be true often depends more on who is talking to us than on objective facts. As we explore the connection between identity and action, we'll look at some common 4-word stories of identity.

July 23: What sort of church can minister in our changing world? Churches do many things — worship, education, pastoral care, social services, witness for justice — and all of those ministries need to be reconsidered in our rapidly changing world. How do we bring hope and healing? We'll look at both pastoral ministries and outreach ministries to get a flavor for relevant new forms of mission.

July 30: Will God let the world fall apart? We're facing powerful threats that sometimes seem hopeless — with climate chnge at the top of the list. Do we believe that God will prevent catastrophe? Or does God call us to act for the healing of the world? We'll look at possible actions that bring hope locally and globally.

August: Abundant Health — Body Mind Spirit
Tom Owens, Amy Lorton and Peggy Steen will lead a series of classes discussing how the United Methodist Church is working to improve the health of people worldwide.

The Pastor's Bible Study will also meet during June and August. See description below.


 

September through May:

Pastor's Bible Study provides an opportunity for fellowship, devotion and Bible study. Senior Pastor Mike Dent invites new and seasoned Bible students and guests of all ages to participate each week. Meets in Stiles Chapel (Level 2). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303-839-1493


Faithful Friends: Making Sense of the Bible: Explore what makes the Bible what it is and how we weave our own stories into God's living story today. We talk about how we live with the Bible and grow with it throughout out lives, and how we can utilize the history of our faith to inform how we live today. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303-839-1493 x27


Surveying the Bible invites listening, discussion, and application of the weekly Bible study lesson. No previous biblical study required. Meets in Room 118 (Level 1). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Trinity Transitionals welcomes all participants into sharing and support through informal discussion, Bible study, religious history and doctrine, interfaith exploration and religious expressions through music, arts and popular culture. Drop-ins are always welcome! Meets in the Heritage Room (Level 3). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Trinity Academy offers an opportunity for intellectual and spiritual growth with four strands of emphasis: the Bible, Spirituality, World Religions and Current Theological Issues. These strands are presented through the expert leadership of professors from the Iliff School of Theology and guest speakers. Registration fee is $50/person for the nine-month session. View the 2016–2017 schedule. Meets in Room 107 & 108 (Level 1). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303-770-6247 

Contemplative Spirituality is designed for those who are seeking a quiet contemplative experience on Sunday mornings to explore Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and other contemplative prayer practices. Meets in Room 127 (Level 1). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303-839-1493 x32


Living the Journey - Each individual spiritual journey and faith development encounters various times of questioning, exploring, discerning, and experiencing. This series will creatively engage participants in the continuing development of our faith. Meets in Room 119 (Level 1). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Homebuilders, tailored to adults with kids, is a place for down-to-earth fellowship, spiritual growth and support. Meets in Room 114 (Level 1). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2x2s Growing In Faith Together - We gather in any number, welcoming single, married, divorced and widowed individuals who have a wide variety of religious/spiritual backgrounds and beliefs and a desire to spend time together on Sunday mornings and beyond. Most of us are over 50. Sometimes drawing on the gifts and opportunities of midlife, we explore the challenges, benefits and possibilities of faith and create a safe place to share, listen, laugh, cry and connect with each other. Meets in Room 113 (Level 1). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Exploring Trinity welcomes all persons wishing to join or simply learn more about Trinity. This multi-class orientation provides an opportunity to learn about Trinity's staff, programs, ministry areas and how you can get involved. Exploring Trinity will be held approximately every other month. Watch the church calendar and communications for upcoming dates. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303-839-1493 x27


Intervals of Joy - One of Trinity's unique Sunday School offerings is the Intervals of Joy class which meets on select Sunday mornings from 9:30–10:15 a.m. in the Choir Room. Intervals of Joy invites all adults interested in music to develop their music skills, study music history and explore spirituality through music. We are very fortunate to have several gifted and accomplished educators lead these classes. Meets in Choir Room (Level 3). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303-839-1493 x16