“Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness, by Amy G. Oden.
Come and learn about Christian Mindfulness while also practicing and experiencing its benefits. This has been used since the beginnings of our faith, is rooted in Scripture and historically encouraged by Christian leaders, including John Wesley. This prayerful practice fosters a deeper relationship with God so that we can become more centered and less reactive; lead a more authentic, compassionate life and increase our sense of gratitude. It is also known for its stress reduction and physical and mental health benefits.
Dates/Time: 6 consecutive Wednesdays: Oct. 7,14,21,28 and Nov. 4,11 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Books: Limited copies are available at the church office for purchase for $15. Two copies will be in the church library to borrow. Cokesbury is having a sale on this book (https://www.cokesbury.com/Right-Here-Right-Now) New, used, and Kindle copies are available for purchase on-line.
Leader: Melody Romeo
To sign up or ask questions, use the form to send a message to Deacon Kathleen Charters.
Women’s Bible Study
The women’s Bible study group meets Mondays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The meetings are in-person and outdoors, with masks required and social distancing observed. The current study is “We Make the Road by Walking” by Brian D. McLaren. For more information and to get the location, use the form to send a message to Deacon Kathleen Charters.
Men’s Bible Study
The men’s Bible study group meets Thursdays for breakfast from 7:00 – 8:00 and for Bible study from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Mariner Cafe. For more information use the Contact Us form.
This year’s Leadership Institute is online, led by The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection founder and Senior Pastor, Adam Hamilton. If you do not have a computer, there will be small groups at Trinity UMC viewing the sessions. All sessions plus a library with over 20 additional ministry workshops will be available for access on-demand for 1 year. The early bird registration is $49 through September 1. After September 1, registration increases to $69. Go to https://li.cor.org to check out the General Sessions and Breakouts and to register yourself is you do not want a scholarship.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
8:00 a.m. Opening & General Session 1: Rev. Adam Hamilton (Rev. Hamilton has written over 25 books, including: The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, When Christians Get it Wrong, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, Making Sense of the Bible, and Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.)
9:00 a.m. Break
9:15 a.m. General Session 2: Ronald Heifeitz (Dr. Heifetz is the author of several books including: Leadership without Easy Answers, Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading; and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World.)
10:15 a.m. Lunch Break
10:45 a.m. General Session 3: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (Presiding Bishop Curry has authored four books: The Power of Love; Following the Way of Jesus: Church’s Teachings in a Changing World; Songs My Grandma Sang; and Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus.)
11:45 a.m. Break
Noon General Session 4: Rev. Adam Hamilton
Friday, September 25, 2020
8:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1 and live Q&A
9:00 a.m. Break
9:15 a.m. Breakout Session 2 and live Q&A
10:15 a.m. Live Event Ends
Breakout Session 1 options include:
- Reading for Life: How to Engage Scripture without Hurting Others
- Social Justice and Inclusivity
- Planning for Long-term Financial Needs of the Church
Breakout Session 2 options include:
- The Art of Hospitality
- Beyond Pandemic and Protest: Building Community Through Disruption, Design, and Diversity
- The Beginning of Difference (Bible Stories)
Additional Workshops (more than 20 accessible all year), include:
- Digital Communications and Community
- Ministry with the Aging Community
- Free-Range Volunteering: Recruiting, Training & Empowering Volunteers
- Cultural Competency for Local Missions
The Trinity Library offers a wonderful selection of books for the reading enjoyment of our members and friends. There is great fiction for adults and youth, a whole section on Methodism and Methodist history plus plenty of outstanding non-fiction from the Jesus Seminar theologians. These books are very readable works about what Marcus Borg calls the new paradigm. Check out our library today!