Christian Formation

As children of God, we are life time learners, ever growing in our understanding of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Continued education is paramount to continued growth.  We encourage healthy discussion and learning opportunities for all who come to Trinity.  

A Season of Creation

This fall, Christians around the world will celebrate a Season of Creation and the Episcopal Church has joined the international effort. Green Team members, Eli Redfern, Robbie McCord and Deacon Craig Foster, will lead discussions on important issues of eco-justice and creation care. Join us at 9:00am on Sundays, September 20, 27 and October 24. Links to the classes are below.

 

Sept 20 – Click HERE for the recording of the class

Eco-Justice and Advocacy (with maybe a little gardening) - Eli Redfern

Climate change and environmental issues disproportionately affect communities that are already underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized. Given the large scale of these issues, widely concerted effort is needed to combat these crises on our planet. We will talk about the importance of an ecological framework rooted in justice, in addition to the ways in which individuals can make their voices heard and take action in their neighborhoods, cities, and beyond.

 

Sept 27 – Click HERE for the recording of the class

What can you do now in your daily life to protect creation - Robbie McCord

This will draw from various resources, both from the Episcopal church and elsewhere. We will focus on strategies ranging from electricity to food sourcing to even diet.

 

October 4 – Click HERE for the recording of the class

St. Francis - Lover of All of God’s Creation - Kathy and Craig Foster

Kathy and Craig went on a pilgrimage sponsored by the convent of the Transfiguration to Assisi a few years ago. They will reflect on what they learned about St. Francis during that time.

Adult Formation

In person format is currently suspended until further notice. Please join us in our online forums!


We will meet on Zoom. Join us for our series on Creation Care.


A Note from Deacon Craig

Hello everyone! I am very excited to be appointed as your Deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church. I anticipate much fun in getting to know you as we go forward, even in these times of physical isolation. I am a cradle Episcopalian, raised at St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church in Rockford, Ill. I have lived in Ohio for almost 35 years. I attended six different churches in the diocese as I moved around with my assignments from by Honda of America Manufacturing.

 
I was ordained deacon in 2007 by Bishop Breidenthal and spent nearly 13 years as a deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbus. I know many of your from your service at His Place and it was always a pleasure to know Trinity was coming on Wednesday nights. Since ending my assignment at St. John’s last year, my servant ministry as a deacon has focused on the Solarize Ohio project to install solar systems on as many Episcopal churches as possible. I have missed being involved in a liturgical ministry and am thankful Rev. Burnett and Bishop Breidenthal have agreed to my assignment at Trinity.
 
My day job is as part owner of Energility LLC, a commercial energy audit company. Energility completed the energy audit at Trinity and assisted in the lighting upgrades. My partner, Justin Kale, will take over as the main contact for any on-going work by Energility for the church.
 
Kathy and I have been married for 17 years and have a blended family of five daughters, four sons-in-law, eight fantastic grandchildren, and one very spoiled 75 pound lab mix. Kathy grew up at Trinity Church, being both baptized and confirmed there. One of her favorite memories is of wandering around the building finding God in the nooks and crannies while her mother performed altar guild duties. She is at least as excited as I am about this appointment.
Kathy and I both look forward to meeting you, virtually and then in person after my official start with you June 1st.
Your brother in Christ,
Deacon Craig

Recorded Sessions from the Series Below

4/22     

Ruth Gless

An Architect Who Paints

 

4/29

Sarah Hixon-Reed

Modern Dance, "A Harrowing World"

 

5/6

Karl Pedersen

Bach & God

 

5/13

Mary Gahbauer

Engaging with Religious Art in Museums

 

5/20

Jacob Reed

“Sanctuary” and poetry

 

5/27

Kevin Wines

Native American Healing Chant

Church School

In person format is currently suspended until further notice. Please join us in our online forums!


Trinity offers Sunday School for elementary school - high school children and youth and nursery care on a year round basis.  While attendance varies, typically 5 - 8 children attend each week.  


We continue to use the curriculum posted on the Episcopal Church website with the elementary aged children as posted HERE.  


Each week we gather around our small "altar" table to light candles and offer prayers.  We follow the church year, using a small liturgical calendar.  We decorate the table with the liturgical color of the season and the children's creative arts.  If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Rachel.  


To access the Church School newsletter, click HERE