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Discovery Adult Education

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Race, Slavery, Freedom, and the New Testament

10am, Sundays, January 9-30, Online Only**

**Please note, all January and February sessions will be held online only. Those who registered for in-person attendance will be sent instructions for joining online.

January 9 and 16  Dr. Peter Ajer, Professor of New Testament at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, joins Discovery for a two-week discussion on the Epistle of Philemon. Watch the videos of session one and session two.

January 23 and 30  Dr. Lisa Bowens, Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, leads a two-week discussion about her book, African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance and Transformation. Please note: the January 23-30 sessions will not be recorded.

Register for this series at the link below.

Identity, Race and Reconciliation in a Divided America

10am Sundays, February 6-27, Online Only**

**Please note, all January and February sessions will be online only. Those who registered for in-person attendance will be sent instructions for joining online. 

February 6  Join the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers as she speaks about her book, The Church Cracked Open – Destruction, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community. Following Canon Spellers’ talk, the Discovery community will engage in a three-week discussion of her book.

February 13, 20, and 27  Community response discussion on The Church Cracked Open.

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The Book of Job: Where is God when We Suffer?

10am Sundays, March 6-April 3, Trinity Commons and Online

Please note, in-person capacity is limited; registration and proof of vaccination are required. 

March 6  Dr. Choon-Leong Seow, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt Divinity School, discusses the book of Job in the Hebrew Bible, and the ways in which Job’s story of suffering continues to speak to us today.

March 13  Dr. Choon-Leong Seow discusses the book of Job and its images through visual art.

March 20  Summerlee Staten, Executive Director for Faith Formation and Education, moderates a discussion on the book of Job with the Discovery community.

March 27  Rabbi Darren Levine of Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue, speaks about the book of Job in Judaism.

April 3  Marilyn Green and members of Trinity’s Movement Choir, share the inspiration behind their Sacred Dance piece, “The Book of Job.”  

The Movement Choir will perform “The Book of Job” on Sunday, April 3, at 1pm in the Parish Hall at Trinity Commons.

Parable of the Talents in Stained Glass

The Parable of the Talents:  Introducing Trinity’s New Stained-Glass Window

10am Sundays, April 24-May 29, Trinity Commons and Online

Please note, in-person capacity is limited; registration and proof of vaccination are required.

April 24  Join Dr. Susan Ward, Professor of Art History at Rhode Island School of Design and Trinity parishioner, as she teaches on the history of stained glass in religious settings.

May 1  Dr. Susan Ward discusses the stained glass at our own beloved Trinity Church.

May 8  Join Dr. Susan Ward as she leads an in-person and virtual tour of select stained glass windows at Trinity Church.

May 15  Join Summerlee Staten, Executive Director of Faith Formation, for a Bible study on the Parable of the Talents as Trinity celebrates the newest stained-glass window.

May 22  The Rev. Phil Jackson discusses the Parable of the Talents in the context of the life and history of Trinity Church Wall Street and what the new window says about the church’s mission in the world.

May 29  Join Summerlee Staten as she moderates a discussion about renowned stained-glass artist Thomas Denny, the designer of Trinity’s new stained-glass window, as we learn about his artistic process and the meaning of this new work for Trinity’s community and beyond.

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