Adult Formation Sunday Series – 9:30 a.m. on Sundays (First Floor Classroom)
Vestry liaison for formation Judy Carlson and parish staff and clergy have planned a weekly Adult Forum called the Adult Formation: Sunday Series, that will include both presentation and discussion in its format. In September, the forum will focus on the topic of reconciliation; later in October, the focus will be on stewardship.
Episcopal 101 classes will also be offered throughout the program year in the Adult Forum. These important conversations will be grounded in scripture, in our Anglican tradition, and in our common prayer and worship.
No registration is required.
Lectionary Group – 9:30 a.m. on Sundays (Library)
The Sunday morning Lectionary Group, led by the Rev. Jack Sutor, will continue during this same timeframe, giving adults the freedom to choose between these two formation opportunities. We encourage your participation in these offerings.
No registration is required.
Conversations with Clergy – 11:45 a.m. on Sundays, after the 10:30 a.m. service (First Floor Classroom)
Both of our priests host “Conversations with Clergy” from 11:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m in the First Floor Classroom. Coffee and donuts are provided. This is an opportunity for you to spend time with our clergy to discuss our worship, formation and other topics relevant to the parish.
No RSVP is required – this is an open invitation.
Photo Recaps of Past Events
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Organ Concert: On Sunday, May 14, 2023, Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Choirmaster and Organist, and Sean McDonald, Assistant Choirmaster and Organist, performed an organ concert in Gibson Memorial Chapel. Read more and hear an excerpt from the concert »
Parish Forum on Church Breakfast: So many of us love our long-standing tradition of a delicious, hot breakfast on Sunday mornings. Since we returned after the church’s closure during the pandemic, breakfast has faced various challenges. The Rev. Duane Nettles and the Breakfast Crew held a conversation on Sunday, March 5th at 9:30 a.m. focusing on the many questions that are related to Sunday breakfast: How should we continue it? What is the purpose? How do we staff it with enough volunteers? What about folks who may not attend Sunday School or worship? No decisions have been made at the forum or prior to the forum. The open conversation was hopeful and we heard various perspectives and insights from the Breakfast Crew, parishioners, and staff. Out of this conversation, the Breakfast Crew will discuss a sustainable way forward.
Parish Form with Rev. Charles Joy: In February The Rev. Charles Joy shared about an epiphany event that initiated a major change in the direction of his life, bringing him to seminary, ordination, and eventually life as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
Parish Form about St. Andrew’s School: The Parish Forum topic in January was given by representatives from St. Andrew’s School on Sunday, January 8th regarding ways that Grace & Holy Trinity can continue to support our neighboring Episcopal school. St. Andrew’s School is a tuition-free Episcopal school, in Oregon Hill, focused on the whole child. Its vision is to create an environment that empowers students and their families to achieve success in their lives.
Parish Form with Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price: Thank you to The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price for discussing the history, meaning, and liturgical symbolism of Advent during our Parish Forum on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.
Parish Form with Associate Rector Paul Evans: On Sunday, November 6th, Associate Rector Paul Evans shared about his faith journey and call to ordained ministry during the parish forum in between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services in the Parish Hall.
Paul discussed his Summer 2008 pilgrimage during which he sailed from Bodo, Norway to Cork, Ireland on a 44 foot schooner that included a stop at Iona, the small island in the Inner Hebrides where St. Columba brought Christianity to the British Isles in 563 A.D.
Is there a child in your life that could use a care package? The Children & Youth Ministry would love to provide them with a care package to let your special person know how loved they are. These packages will include notes from church staff, GHTC swag, and sweet treats!