For the 2011 – 2012 Education Brochure, click here
SUNDAY EDUCATION HOUR at 9:15 A. M.
Fr. Jeremy’s Book Class
Led by Fr. Jeremy Hole in the Library
This class determines the books they will read and discuss. Books do not have to be purchased or read to participate in the class. Newcomers are always welcome.
Led by The Rev. Louanne Loch in Stringfellow Chapel
Confirmation is for those who have been baptized but not yet confirmed by a bishop in the Episcopal, Lutheran, or Roman Catholic Church. For those who have been confirmed in the Lutheran or Roman Catholic Church, the process of being welcomed into the Episcopal Church is known as Reception. The Bishop visits Holy Trinity on an annual basis for parish visitation, confirmation, and reception. If you are an adult and wish to be received or confirmed into the Episcopal Church this year, please contact the parish office to find out when the next visit will occur, and to find out when classes will be offered. There are a total of six classes.
Lectionary Discussion Group
Led by Lanier Harper-Dickson and Janet Owen in the Conference Room
The Lectionary Discussion meets each Sunday at 9:15 in the conference (Room 124) to study the Bible readings appointed for the day. Lanier Harper-Dickson and Janet Owen invite you to join us every Sunday or any Sunday as we work to discern what God is doing in those texts and what it means for us today.
DURING THE WEEK
The Rector’s Bible Study
Bible Study led by The Rev. Louanne Loch or The Rev. Jeremy Hole
The Rector’s Bible Study meets Wednesdays at 11:00 AM in the Library beginning September 5. Please come casual and bring a sack lunch if you wish. All are welcome to come to one or all of the sessions as each class is self-contained. Please feel free to bring a guest!
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Led by Christina Ford and Jean Reid in the Lillycrop Room
EFM meets weekly on Monday evenings for about 3 hours at a time for 36 weeks. It is a four year curriculum covering Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology, however, you only need to commit to a year at a time. The curriculum involves reading, discussion and theological reflection.
WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS AT 6:15 P.M.
Starting September 5, 2012
African Bible Study
African Bible Study is offered at 6:15 p.m. in Page Parish Hall. Rather than analyzing the Bible, as happens in typical Bible studies, African Bible Study encourages a community engagement of the message of the Scriptures and a contemplative praying of the passages. African Bible Study can be transformative as it brings God’s Word in the language and experiences of our community. We encourage you to join us for this tremendous experience, both in personal growth and community strengthening.
Holy Trinity Yoga
Led by Ann Wainscott in the Children’s Chapel
Yoga asanas (poses) can calm the body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Join us as we practice asanas to condition our bodies, calm our minds, and prepare ourselves for prayer and meditation. Each session will include a mixture of yin, hatha and restorative poses suitable for all levels of fitness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. For more information, call Ann Wainscott (352-317-4747) or the Holy Trinity Parish office (352-372-4721).
First Sunday of the month at 10:30 in Page Parish Hall
This alternate service, with Eucharist, is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to worship together in a relaxed atmosphere. Children of all ages are welcome to join their parents in the Parish Hall and pray together, sing together, feast together and offer up their thanks and blessings. This year’s services will continue to offer strong roles for the children and lots of great surprises! Family Fellowship follows each service, with a chance to get to know the members of your church family who are walking the same walk “right where you are!” This year’s dates are: September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, will not be held in January (due to New Years), February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1 and August 5.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
First Wednesday of the month in the Lillycrop Room
This international men’s organization has been active in promoting fellowship, service, and worship for men since the 1800’s. Holy Trinity became the 7th church in Florida to have a Chapter of the Brotherhood. Many projects will be considered for the Brotherhood to be involved in. Meetings feature devotion, fellowship, and service to the Church and Gainesville. Annually, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew hosts the well attended and enjoyable Oktoberfest, and those interested in helping put this great event together can simply find out more by attending the monthly meetings as they are able. For more information, please contact David Miller, President.
Conferences and Retreats
Spiritual Retreats at Camp Week
Camp Weed is our Diocesan camp located outside of Live Oak an hour north of Gainesville. During the Summer it provides the children and youth of our Diocese with an excellent Christian camp experience. During the remainder of the year it hosts spiritual retreat weekends for children, youth and adults. Please see your Youth Leaders for information on Breakout, Be the Church, Megamorphosis, Happening, and other youth events.
Cursillo is a three day retreat which brings together a diverse group to share the richness of worship and broaden one’s appreciation for our Church. Lay people conduct the weekend with two or three clergy members functioning as spiritual advisors. Cursillo strives to enrich and deepen your faith and to foster ministry among lay people. For more information you can visit the national website (www.episcopalcursillo.org) and to learn about Cursillo in this area, please contact the parish office.
Adult Spiritual Formation
Charged with enriching the spiritual life of our parish and developing programs that help members experience joyful relationships with God and the church community. This committee is focused primarily on supporting prayer activities outside of the regular Sunday worship services. This includes providing resources for developing personal prayer practices as well as providing opportunities for gathering as a prayer community.
For more information, please contact the parish office (352.372.4721).