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Foundations: Learning the Basics of the Christian Faith and Episcopal Tradition

Foundations is offered twice a year, for five weeks leading up to Pentecost and All Saints Sunday. Registration is currently open for the Spring 2024 session (April 14–May 12); the next session will be offered September 29–October 22. 

Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christian faith and life is invited to take Foundations, a course designed as preparation for adults considering Baptism, Confirmation, Reaffirmation, or Reception into The Episcopal Church. Foundations also is open to anyone considering formal membership at Trinity and those who simply want to know more about our common life as a community of faith. Each week, we will meet with Trinity clergy and staff for a discussion of different aspects of Christian faith and life. We’ll cover the basics, including scripture, history, and worship. All the while, we’ll be asking ourselves: what does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?

Foundations is for anyone who:

  • Wants to be baptized
  • Has been baptized, but has never publicly acknowledged their baptism
  • Desires to formally become a member of Trinity Church Wall Street
  • Has previously been a member of another Christian church body, but now wants to be Received into the Episcopal Church
  • Has been inactive in the life of the Church for a period of time and woud like to make a new beginning by publicly Reaffirming their faith
  • Has been baptized, but has never been a member of a church body and would like to be Confirmed in the Episcopal Church
  • Is interested in the history and tradition of Christianity, Anglicanism, the Episcopal Church, or Trinity Parish

I am not an Episcopalian—or even Christian—but I am a “seeker.” May I still attend?

Yes, Foundation is for you. In Jesus’ words to the disciples of John, “Come and See.” (John 1:39)

What will I experience?

Join us as you deepen your relationship with God. These sessions will offer a discerning community that will learn Church history, scripture, and spirituality and prayer, as well as The Book of Common Prayer, the form and function of the Episcopal Church in the United States, and aspects of the path we walk together at Trinity and St. Paul’s. You will experience interactive discussions, exercises in prayer and meditation, reflection, and worship in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Foundations addresses issues of Christian life in the context of the values of Trinity Church community. Here at Trinity we find our center through prayer and spiritual practice guided and informed by Scripture and the traditions of the Apostles. It is our hope that you will find this series of instruction edifying, and a community of people willing and ready to journey through celebrations, challenges and the ordinary things of life with you.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Yein Kim. 

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