Bill and Marina Shaw
SUNDAY FORUM: COME SIT AT THE WELCOME TABLE
The Sunday Forum meets most weeks at 9:15 am on Sunday morning. It is led by Bill and Marina Shaw.
The purpose of the Forum is to build community within Trinity and beyond. The Forum is informal. People
come together to share fellowship and good "energy" with each other. There is a weekly email sent to 35
people (if anyone wishes to be on the email list, please contact Bill or Marina) to remind people of the
topic for Forum. Weekly attendance at Forum varies from 8-15 people. The Forum meets in the Workman Lounge because of space and less interference on Sunday mornings. Don Crist, former Methodist minister, has been assists with Sunday Forum. Big thanks to Don for his support and help.
The Forum begins each week with a few minutes of silence, a time to collect thoughts and focus on our time together. There are general announcements of events in the church and in the community. People share information about their lives and families. Participants are invited to share a few short stories of "religion in the news" for the week. After these introductions, the Forum focuses on the weekly topic for discussion.
Topics covered in Forum change and most are discussed for a 4 - 6 week duration.
Please check out Facebook page on Saturday for the topic Sunday.
S u n d a y F o r u m
September 9, 2018
Sunday Forum will meet at 9:15am, Workman Lounge on Sunday morning. You are welcome to join our gathering for community and good conversation.
We have spent most weeks during Summer on topics related to "welcoming the stranger"---beginning with sharing our own family stories of immigration to America, looking at nationalism and patriotism, national fear today of immigration in USA and Europe, role of the church in welcoming strangers, learning about programs in Cincinnati for refugees and immigrants. We have had good discussions, good participation and, I hope, we have all taken some fresh ideas for our individual consideration.
This week I want to begin a new, broad topic---Liturgy in the church. How do we define liturgy and what does liturgy mean for you? Is it important for you and, if so, why? Or, is liturgy a distraction from your worship? Would you enjoy more Silence, less liturgy, during worship? This is a topic on which we can all share from our individual experiences. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers. Let's share our thoughts on this topic.
See you on Sunday morning --- Bill
Trinity Episcopal Church
60 s. Dorset Rd Troy OH 45373
60 South Dorset Rd.
Troy OH 45373