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 Studies 

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

 

Lenten Study Starting March 10

 

Countering Pharaoh’s Production-Consumption Society Today with Walter Brueggemann 

This is a 5-week study of how our society’s focus on consumption impacts our lives and relationships with God and those around us. “It is a journey from slavery to covenant that we keep making over and over again… [because] Pharaoh has immense power always to draw us back into slavery.” – Walter Brueggemann 

WARNING: THIS PROGRAM MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR CHURCH, SOCIETY AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE, AND COULD POTENTIALLY HELP RESTORE THE MEANING OF COVENANT. 

We meet Sunday mornings downstairs in the Hale Community Room at 9 a.m. 

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Weida at tumcadultce@trinityspringfield.org 

 

Please note that the Ten Commandments study will be on hold during Lent and will resume after Easter.

New Adult Study The Ten Matters beginning Sunday, January 20

Did you know that in Biblical Hebrew the words for what we now call the Ten Commandments or Decalogue can be translated as the Ten Sayings or Ten Matters? It’s hard to imagine Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai, holding out those stone tablets to the Israelites and saying, “Here, God has given us these ten sayings,” as if they were old saws like, “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.”

Most of us are familiar with what the commandments say. I remember memorizing them way back when I was in Sunday school. We may think of them as unchanging, as “set in stone” like that image from the movie, but in her book The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart, Sister Joan Chittister suggests that we need to think again about them and how they relate to the moral fibers of society. As her title suggests, she sees the Decalogue not as a series of ordinances, but as laws that lead to a fullness of life.

Beginning Sunday, January 20, the Sunday morning adult class will begin a series discussing the Ten Commandments, using a DVD in which Sister Joan discusses her book, posing questions such as “What does it mean to covet in our consumer society?” or “What does she mean when she says, ‘Sabbath never ends in church. It only begins there.’?”

We meet at 9AM on Sundays in the Hale Room. The class is open to everyone. We hope you can join us. We have some lively discussions. 

 

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