Adult Spiritual Formation – Summer 2020

Sunday mornings at 10:30 through July 26th:  The Bible Project–Church at Home

We are enjoying discussing a different topic each week using this multimedia study that has been written by The Bible Project for this time in which we are worshiping and studying at home.  We listen to a short audio clip, view a brief video and then dive into scripture with discussion questions on the theme of the week.

If you would like to receive an email with Zoom access for this class, please let Robin Olschner know via email: robino@tpcarvada.org or leave a message at 303-422-3656 x1002.

Tuesday mornings at 11 am through July 28th:  Journeying Together Through God’s Story

This Bible Study conversation takes a deeper look at the passages from the Book of Psalms that Pastor John Anderson is using for his current sermon series.  All are welcome...even newcomers and even friends of yours outside of our geographic community!  Gathering together remotely allows us the opportunity to expand our church community beyond our walls!  If you would like to receive an email with Zoom access for this class, please let Robin Olschner know via email: robino@tpcarvada.org or leave a message at 303-422-3656 x1002.

NEW…starting July 12th!  CIVICS 101: Renewing our Understanding of Government and our Responsibilities as Citizens

In these turbulent times in which everything can become “politicized,” do you wish that you had a better understanding of our government system? Do you think about what our relationship with our government is, or how we can engage as citizens and as Christians? Or do you ever just wish you could get a refresher of your high school or college classes on government or civics?

The purpose of this series is to provide an opportunity to renew our understanding of the purpose and function of government and how we as citizens can positively engage with the government and political processes. This series will not focus on one particular political ideology or party but will give you some resources to further explore your own political beliefs with a renewed understanding of how you can engage in civic life.

Topics to be explored will be: 1. The Purpose of Government  2. Democratic Values and Constitutional Principles  3. Federalism and the Bill of Rights  4. Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances  5. Policymaking and Federalism  6. The Judicial Branch and Judicial Review  7. The Political Spectrum  8. Civic Engagement: Elections  9. Civic Engagement: Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens

This series will take place via Zoom on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning July 12th and continuing for nine sessions. It will be facilitated by Trinity member, Christy Flack, who teaches Government full-time at Legacy High School in the Adams 12 School District. If you would like to participate, please email Robin Olschner at robino@tpcarvada.org or leave a message at 303-422-3656 x1002.

Ongoing Groups

Senior Adult Bible Study: When we are able to gather together again in person we will be reading, viewing and discussing the video book series by Ray Vander Laan entitled The Path to the Cross.  Mondays at 1 pm in the church library.  In the meantime, we’ll take a break in order to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus.  Consider calling a friend in the group to check in!

Men’s Breakfast Study: Reflecting on the News through the Eyes of Faith:  When we begin meeting in person again, we will be embarking on a new study using a curriculum called The Wired Word, led by Reverend Terry Olthoff.  Join us for breakfast and conversation as we consider how our lives are affected by news events and ways in which we might reflect on these events through the lens of our faith. 7:30 am in Fellowship Hall once a month on Saturday mornings.

Ruth Circle generally meets the second Thursdays of each month at 10 a.m. though is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year’s study centers on the Epistle to the Hebrews.  Contact Marilyn Archer for details.

Film and Faith generally meets on the fourth Tuesdays of the month.  When we are free to gather together again in person, we will view and discuss the film, Knives Out.  Stay tuned for more details about that upcoming date.  These are always great gatherings as we look at both technical aspects of the film with our resident film-maker, Rob Gosbee, as well as discuss themes that intersect our faith journey.

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