Study Group has resumed in person and on Zoom. Each Tuesday begins with evening prayer at 7:30 pm, followed by some social times and the study for the evening. For the Zoom link please contact Rev. Dana at revdanadickson@yahoo.ca

Advent Study – Traveling Light (November 29, December 6, 13 & 20)

This study comes to us from the Diocese of Sheffield, England.

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The Bible is full of comings and goings.  People travel, sometimes long distances, sometimes just locally.  Some travel willingly, others reluctantly; some carry a lot of stuff with them, others take little or nothing.  All these movements become times of learning for those involved, part of how they grow in relationships with each other and with God.

In this Advent course, we come alongside a few of those travellers.  We journey with them, reflecting with them, almost getting into conversation with them about their experiences.  As we walk together with them, we notice things about where we ourselves have come from and where we are heading.  We hope to find inspiration, to put a spring in our step; also guidance about the route ahead; and perhaps some warnings which may prompt us to change our own direction of travel. 

In all this, we move on – towards the celebration of Christmas and towards the new year that lies beyond it.  As followers of Jesus Christ, we walk with him, discovering more of the light which Christ brings and finding ways to share that light with others.

Courses outside of Trinity

“The Secret Life of Hope: Reading the Beatitudes” an Advent Zoom course with Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat, Mondays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 7-9 pm. Described as, “Are the Beatitudes a fantasy vision of an impossible world? Or was Jesus providing a glimpse of a radical new world, where hunger, mourning, poverty, and innocence are the seeds of God’s new community, bringing healing and reconciliation for all? Who might be at the heart of that community today?” For more information or to register, check out the Blble Remix website.

“Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel?” from Trinity Aurora with Fr. Dan Graves, Thursdays Nov 10, 24, Dec 1, Dec 8. (note: no class Nov 17 due to Synod), 7:30-8:30 pm (online – zoom) (There is an in person option on Thursday mornings as well). Described as, “In this course we will examine four key chapters of Isaiah that are especially important for the Christian tradition and our understanding of Jesus as Messiah, and also ask how Judaism has read these same passages. For more information, “Fr. Dan Courses” or contact Fr. Dan at fr.daniel.graves@gmail.com.