Adult Spiritual Formation – Autumn 2020

Sunday mornings

At 9 a.m.  Intergenerational Sunday School! Starting on Rally Day, September 13th come join the fun in this BRAND NEW format!  We’ll be studying the Beatitudes through a curriculum (Illustrated Ministry) that utilizes discussion and hands-on projects, including creating stickers for residents at a nearby assisted living center!  This class will include all ages from our youngest children to those who are young-at-heart. Interested in forging relationships across generations in our church family as we grow together in Christ?  Please contact Abby McCubbin (abbym@tpcarvada.org or 303-422-3656 x1004).

At 10:30 a.m.  Adult Sunday School Class: Starting on September 13th meeting online.   We kick off the fall season with a study based on NT Wright’s new book, God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath.  This beautiful and thought-provoking reflection looks at scripture, Christian history and our prayer life to make sense of this difficult time and to help us consider our Christian response.  Robin Olschner will lead on September 13 and 20 using an engaging video resource to introduce this topic, and then starting October 4, John and Cynthia Anderson will lead the discussion as we begin to go through the book together.  There will be no class on September 27th.  Books (or a version for your e-reader) need to be purchased on your own and can be found on amazon.com, christianbook.com, barnesandnoble.com, and churchsource.com.  Please read the first chapter by October 4th. Please contact Robin Olschner (robino@tpcarvada.org or 303-422-3656 x 1002) for a Zoom link.

Midweek

Senior Adult Bible StudyMondays at 1 p.m. at Trinity  We have been eager to meet together but we know that it continues to be a challenge to know how to do so safely and in a way that works for all of our group members. Starting on Monday, September 21st, at 1 p.m. we will be meeting weekly in the Sanctuary with social distancing. Participants are required to wear masks and we will check temperatures when you arrive. We completely understand if you aren’t comfortable with meeting in person yet, but we will give this a try. We won’t be serving coffee or shared food but please feel free to bring your own water bottle or coffee in a travel mug! We will begin the fall season by finishing up our Adam Hamilton study on Paul, facilitated by Marie Fournier. Please register by emailing Marie Fournier (gemfour@comcast.net) or Robin Olschner (robino@tpcarvada.org). We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study:  Starting September 8th We will kick off our study online (via Zoom) on September 8 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. This study is always open to new participants, and we currently have participants in three time zones, so geography doesn’t need to be a barrier! Interested? Please contact Robin Olschner to receive a Zoom invitation link via email (robino@tpcarvada.org or 303-422-3656 x1002).

Dismantling Systemic Racism: The 21-Day Challenge.  Interested in deepening your understanding around systemic racism and how you might respond as a follower of Jesus? This 21-day program crafted by our PC(USA) denomination leads you through many helpful written and video resources. Participants will engage this study on their own and then we’ll have weekly Zoom discussions to share what we are learning. For more about this program visit: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/racism/ If you are interested in participating, please contact Robin Olschner by September 15th.

Ongoing Groups

Men’s Breakfast Study: For more information please contact Pastor John Anderson.

Ruth Circle:  We meet the third Thursdays of the month in the Lobby (beginning October 15th).  Participants are required to wear masks and we will check temperatures when you arrive.  We won’t be serving coffee or shared food but please feel free to bring your own water bottle or coffee in a travel mug!

Women’s Book Groups: Daytime and evening options available. For information on the daytime group, contact Pixie Corson. For information on the evening group, contact Michelle Stephans.

Please consider joining in with one of these experiences!  Questions or ready to join one of these groups? Please talk to or email Robin Olschner to register: robino@tpcarvada.org or 303-422-3656 x1002