Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Adult Ministries

Adult Class meets most Sundays of the year at 9:00 a.m. in the Hale Room.  The goal of this group is to provide an intentional space and time for adults of all ages to grow in their faith, practices, and to build community.

Nothing to prepare; no homework! Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

 

Greek Class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Kindergarten Room on the main floor.  Beginners are welcome.

The Women’s Book Club 
All women are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Trinity's Book Club to discuss the book selection and enjoy good company and light refreshments;  the group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Our Prayer & Discernment (Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.) and our Prayer Chain lifts up all who are in need of prayer.

Mark in the Park—a group that came together to read the Gospel of Mark while also "reading" the neighborhood of Forest Park.  It is a study and action group that regularly meets not only to read and reflect upon scripture, but also to reach out into our neighborhood, talk with people in the community, and support church and community partnerships.  The group members support each other in their walk with God and growing discipleship.

 

Adult Education Opportunity

Isaiah:Wesley Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for 6 weeks in the fall and will continue with 6 more sessions during Lent.  This is an adult Bible study opportunity for both men and women.

Passages from Isaiah are read and sung every Christmas and Easter season. This study will further help us see and hear the word of God through the faithful witness of the prophet Isaiah.  We will view his prophetic message through selective chapters of Isaiah.

Books are in and may be purchased for $9.00 or a donation given at the church office. The study will be led by Arlene Mackie in the Primary Room.

 

Adult Studies for September thru January 2019

Trinity Adult Sunday School meets almost every Sunday of the year. The goal of this group is to provide an intentional space and time for adults of all ages to grow in their faith, practices and build community.   

When:  Sundays 9 to 10(No Classes Jan 13, April 21, July through Labor Day)

Where:  Hale Room

Who:  Anyone who is interested

What do you need to do:  Just show up – in most cases no pre-work is required. Additional resource suggestions will be given for some classes for those who are interested

 

Sept 16 – Oct 7

The Challenge of Paul: Theme 3 Paul & Justice

Led by John Dominic Crossan, a New Testament scholar and historian, this is the third part of historical study of Paul. Putting Paul into his historical setting, Dr. Crossan takes us through Paul’s letters with of focus on how radical Paul’s theology truly was in the world where he was living.   

Leader: Erica Weida

 

Oct 14 – Oct 28

Course on a Faith Response to Gun Violence

Are you concerned about the rate of gun violence in America? Confused by the rhetoric on both sides of this politically divisive issue? Come to this 3-session offering and learn about what the United Methodist Church has to say about how we can respond as a community of faith.

Leader: Ginger Elliot

 

Nov 4 – Nov 25

Methodist Identity: Our Beliefs

So what makes Methodist different than all of the other churches?  In this study, leading Methodist scholars will dive into some of the theological aspects that set Methodism apart. Session Include:  The Nature of Methodist Doctrine; Prevenient Grace and Repentance; Sanctification; Eucharist.

Leader: Erica Weida

 

Dec 2 – Jan 6

The Rebirthing of God – a Study of the Book by John Phillip Newell

In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity, internationally respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us. He invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. Using his book, this study will explore eight major features of a new birthing of Christianity.

Leader: Pastor John Mueller

 

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact the church office at 413-737-5311.