Adult Education

In person or online, Trinity offers a variety of classes for Adults.  Trinity’s Adult Education program goes beyond Sunday School Classes to include small group studies like Bible Disciple and Companions in Christ, as well as a book club, a book study group, a contemplative prayer group, and other opportunities which can be formed as there are enough people interested in participating. Most of the classes are drop in and last about 8 weeks.  You are invited to drop in and try it out. Questions?  Email Ben, Dir. of Spiritual Formation


Horizons Women’s Small Group
Monthly in the evening 
4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm
Interested in a women’s small group study that meets monthly? Come join the Horizons group.  We will be reading “Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts.”   New members always welcome; contact Beth B. for more information.

Companions in Christ study group

Atwood Room
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.       
The Thursday morning Companions in Christ group studies a different book each year. This class has reached is maximum number of participants. If you are interested in other morning classes, please contact Ben Stewart

Thursday Morning Book Study 

9:45 – 11:30 a.m. 
Classroom A
Leaders: Class Participants Rotate leadership
The Thursday Morning Class is a loose group of folks who meet to think and talk about spiritual, Biblical, ethical, and practical things. We share leadership (and, during normal times, snacks) and generally have something specific to spark our discussions.
We meet every Thursday at 10:00 for a couple of hours of discussion centered around a book we hope will add to our knowledge of the Bible, spirituality, or Christian living.  Please email Sue Bodner if you are interested.
Wednesday Book Study
In the Library
Wednesday 7:30-8:30p.m.

Guided by the book “Pause” by Elizabeth F. Caldwell, you are invited to pause with the words of the Psalms and take up a spiritual practice for the week to help create an interruption in the rhythms of our daily life. We will start with a shortened gathering after the Ash Wednesday service (February 14th) and then meet on the subsequent Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 pm Let Ben know that you would like to be part of the group




Adult Education Sunday Morning

Adult Education: A Time of Meditation

If you need or want a few moments to gather your thoughts, feed your soul and steady your faith during the busy advent season the meditation room is open on a Sunday morning.   Some Sunday’s there will be a leader to guide your thoughts on other Sunday’s there will be self-guided meditations. The Meditation Room is on the upper level of the Narthex.
Trinity Ministry’s Class

During this two-week class, you will meet representatives from each of Trinity’s ministry teams and hear about what our Ministries are currently doing and ways you can participate in our collective ministry as a church.

  • February 4         Ministry Presentations
  • February 11       Ministry Presentations


  • Lenten Book Study (Begins February 18th)

Guided by the book “Entering the Passion of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine, we will delve in the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life. Led by Ben Stewart in the Lewis Room.

  • Being Christian in India Today (Feb. 25th, March 3rd & 17th)

Rev. Allen Dayal, who is a seminary intern at Trinity this year, will talk about his experiences in India as a Christian and a pastor. Rev. Dayal is a parish pastor for the Lutheran Church in Pippara, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is currently getting his masters in Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. His passion for ministry became stronger throughout his youth as he grew up watching his father devotedly working in the church. During this three-week class you will hear about his experiences pastoring in a Dalit community in India and the Vacation Bible School he organized there this past summer with the help of Trinity and National Capital Presbytery. 

  • A Standing Video Series for a Longstanding Prayer starting on February 11th

For over two years, Trinity’s weekly bulletin has included this heartfelt concern among Our Thoughts and Prayers:

We remember the recent victims of gun violence. We pray to know ways to bring peace to the grieving, and the troubled, and the communities traumatized by violence and death.

The PCUSA shares our concern, and through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, has developed a thoughtful and informative series of videos exploring varied aspects of the phenomenon of gun violence in the US. The video series, entitled “Standing Our Holy Ground: A comprehensive look at gun violence and what the faith community can do about it”, builds upon the foundation of the PCUSA’s gun violence policies and upon a prayerfully-developed set of core understandings.

Please feel free to drop by the Atwood Room during the education hour any Sunday from now through May to join in watching thirty minutes of a video, followed by reaction, discussion, and brainstorming.