From September-June, we offer a 9:00 am forum in our parish hall.  This is a time to learn, hear new perspectives, and be offered a space for deep formation in community.  Come and join us, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and settle in for some wonderful offerings.

 

 

June Forums

June 4 – Ted Stronach

Near-death experiences

Dr. Stronach is a Trinity parishioner and a practicing clinical psychologist. He has been studying near-death experiences – situations in which a person appeared to be clinically dead, but recovered. He will describe what people in this situation report experiencing, and how their faith was changed by it.

June 11 – Barbara Smith-Moran and James Moran

Earth-like planets and the theological implications of the (possible) discovery of life there

A presentation by the husband-and-wife team of Rev. Barbara Smith-Moran (chemist and Episcopal priest) and Dr. James Moran (Menzel Professor of Astrophysics Emeritus at Harvard and Senior Radio Astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). Seven earth-sized planets were recently detected orbiting a star 40 light-years from earth, raising the possibility of life in that solar system. In this Forum talk we will learn how this discovery was made and what finding life on any of those planets would mean to our understanding of our place in God’s universe.

June 18 – Carol Brady

Christian Formation in an ever changing world

Carol Brady is Trinity’s Director of Christian Formation of Children & Youth.  This is a continuation of her May 21 talk, in which we looked at the past and current trends in church school and youth groups at Trinity, and explored the challenges we are facing today in meeting the spiritual needs of families pulled in so many different directions.  We now ask if it is time to realign our role, redirect our energies, and look for new ways to support faith formation in the daily life of a family, a child, a youth, an adult?

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