Adult Church School

Adult Church School

Sunday mornings at 9:45 am

Session IV, February 25 – March 25, 2018


Coffee & Connections class will not be meeting during Session IV.



Worshipping Creatively in the 21st Century

Room: B-104/106 (For Sunday, March 18th, this class will meet in the Chapel.)

As part of Trinity’s Strategic Vision2020, we will be launching a weekly, informal worship service in Fall 2018. This series will explore the history, theology, structure, and styles of worship. We will discuss order of worship, worship music, and worship spaces, all from a Reformed theological perspective. This class will provide lots of opportunity for dialogue, so we hope to see you there!

February 25 – Why We Worship

Speaker: Rev. Dr. George Stroup

March 4 – Expression of Worship

Speaker: Rev. Pam Driesell

March 11- Order of Worship

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Martha Moore-Keish

March 18 – Music of Worship

Speaker: Norman MacKenzie 

March 25 – Worship Creatively

Speakers: Rev. Betsy Lyles Swetenburg and Rev. Dr. Richard Floyd



Race and Reconciliation Part II 

Room: B-110

Speaker: Rev. Paul Roberts

Rev. Paul Timothy Roberts, President of Atlanta’s Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, will lead us in a continuation of our conversations begun last year on the topic of race and racism.  We will consider the issues from several perspectives, focusing on mature self-examination and the search for paths of healing and reconciliation.  In this 5-part class, we anticipate there will be many opportunities for wide-ranging, respectful discussion along the way.

February 25 - Confronting the Fallacy of Race

March 4 - Social Stratification

March 11- Clips and Conversations

March 18 - Recovery, Restitution, Reparation, and Reconciliation

March 25 - Conclusion


PERSPECTIVES – Literature, Art, Science, and History

Celtic Christianity 

Room: B-112

Celtic Christianity is primarily a spirituality of place. This series of classes will trace the Celtic spiritual heritage from its pre-Christian origin in nature worship to its manifestations in poetry, music, the visual arts, and religious thought and practice. With the help of a number of distinguished guests, we will celebrate together the Celtic love of and reverence for the God-infused natural world and its special meaning today.

February 25 - Pre-Christian and Early Christian Celts: an Overview

Speakers: Patty Smitherman and Dr. James Flannery

March 4 – Pelagius: Golden Age of Celtic Spirituality – St. Brigid, St. Columba, St. Hilda

Speakers: Rev. Maggie Harney and Patty Smitherman 

March 11- The Irish Save Civilization: John Scotus Eriugena

Speaker: Patty Smitherman 

March 18 - Carmina Gadelica: George MacLeod and Iona

Speaker: Patty Smitherman 

March 25 - Teilhard, John Muir, John Philip Newell, John O’Donohue – Carrying the Celtic Tradition

Speaker: Patty Smitherman and Kathy Michaud