Wednesday Night @Trinity will also look different this fall. We will not be offering a meal for adults this fall. Trinity KIDz! (K-4th grade) GYM, Trinity Student Ministries (5th-8th grade) YOUTH CENTER, and adult groups will all run from at 6-7:30pm unless noted differently. There will be no childcare or preschool play.
 
No meal for adults offered this fall. Groups and Studies that will be meeting are listed below.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS@trinity!  
(Fall session is going on now…it’s time to reconnect)
Classes and Groups for all ages 6:00 – 7:30p.m., except for Choir
 
Adult groups offered this fall: 
 
Antiracism Circle – Led by Pastor Bryan Wisdom (room E203)
Maybe you are right now where I was several months ago – in denial of the enormity of the problem of racism in America and your own complicity in it – or maybe you are right now where I was after that – admitting the extent of racism, but feeling overwhelmed by it, not knowing what to do, wishing you didn’t have to do anything, and desperately defending to yourself that at least you are not a racist – or maybe you are where I am right now – awakening to the fact that there is a long way to go, both in our country, and in your own heart. Wherever you are right now I hope you’ll consider being a part of this group. I will not be teaching this group, I’ll only facilitate our conversation; I need to be on this journey that God wants me on, and I’d like to do it with you. If you want to participate, you’ll need to purchase two books: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, and Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad. You do not need to read anything before we meet on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Dr. Kendi will teach us about the concept of antiracism, give us some helpful definitions, provide some historical background of racism in America and some understanding of the current realities of racism in the U.S. today, as well as suggest what kind of individual action and systemic change is needed. ​Saad will guide us on a daily reading and self-reflective journaling challenge for a month to better understand where we ourselves fit personally into all this. Email Pastor Bryan at bryan@trinityonjackson.org if you plan to join this group. We can do this together.
 

A World Without Jesus -Led by Pastor Tim (room E201 or hybrid zoom…contact church or Zoom ID)
Pastor Tim will be teaching a Wednesday evening in person and zoom accessible class beginning October 6th.

A wide variety of thinkers would argue that Jesus of Nazareth was the most influential human being in history.  But what specific, historical evidence is there for this extraordinary claim?  Pastor Tim will teach a class looking at Roman society ‘Before’ the life and teaching of Jesus, and at western civilization ‘After’ the advent of Christianity.

The class will look at revolutionary changes in society’s world-view, including the dignity of human beings, getting even vs. forgiveness, family relationships (especially the place of women and children), the separation of church and state, as well common understandings of virtue and the good life. 

The material for the class draws deeply from John Ortberg’s book, Who Is This Man, as well as a variety of histories and documentaries.  Each session will also focus on a unique teaching from our Christian scriptures.

No book but the Bible is required, though Ortberg’s book, Who Is This Man? is worth the investment and will add in understanding.

Respect Dare – Room 136A&B (hybrid zoom…contact church or Zoom ID)
We are a fellowship of ladies seeking to become the respectful wives God calls us to be. Our goals include
understanding more about God’s plans for marriage, our husbands’ needs and desires, and how we can better support each other in our marriages. We also laugh a lot and enjoy our bowls of chocolate candy!
 
Crafting, Coloring, and Christmas – Led by Amy Matherly (E205)
This group not only provides an outlet for those who like these crafts but also is a place of great friendship. We craft AND we laugh! 
 
Pilates  6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Fellowship Hall)
Our Fitness Ministry program offers classes to help you strengthen your body and can be adapted for all ability levels or physical limitations. Join this healthy environment of positive people to uplift you. First class is free. Punch cards available, classes $5/class or $40/10 classes with punch card.
 
Choir  6:30 p.m. – Led by Michelle Beyler (Sanctuary)
A primary goal of chancel choir is to prepare weekly to lead worship at the 9:00 service. During this time together, we enjoy bonding through sharing the share the ups and downs of our faith journeys. It is a source of encouragement as we pray together and sing wonderful lyrics, enjoying many musical styles such as classic, gospel, modern ballads, and current choral composers. Don’t worry if you’ve not been in a choir for a while – you’ll be surrounded by people delighted to help you out! We invite you to join us! 
 
and for Youth & Kids
Trinity Student Ministries –  (Youth Center) 5th – 8th grade led by Michelle Hartwig
 
Trinity KIDz Church! for K-4th grades (GYM), led by Lori Grasty