​​​​Trinity Episcopal Church

Bill and Marina Shaw

60 South Dorset Rd.

Troy OH  45373

937-335-7747

​​Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

​60 s. Dorset Rd Troy OH 45373

​937-335-7747

trinitychurch@trinitytroyohio.org

S u n d a y  F o r u m  

   May 20, 2018


   Hello Friends,
         Sunday Forum will meet at 9:15am, Workman Lounge on Sunday morning.  Plan to join around the "welcoming table"
   for good time of sharing, listening, laughing---even eating when someone brings some goodies!  We have been having
   very good attendance at Forum.  As more people join our discussions and community, we all become "richer" for the
   experience.

Topic for Day:
        Who are your neighbors---those in the house next door, or down the block, or across the state or in another 
   country?  Often times, we do not know our neighbors next door but we may know our "neighbors"  who live long
   distance away.    Social media has changed how, when, where we find our neighbors.  How do we define our neighbors? 
   To what extent  does religion or culture or ethnicity or politics define our neighbors?  How does one cross the aisle to
   listen, respect, support a neighbor with different views?
         Two weeks ago we talked about Kahlil Gibran.  Let's consider how Gibran might define neighbors?  And what about 
   Teilhard de Chardin---how does he define neighbors?  Lastly, what can we learn about how Jesus described his
   neighbors?


   See you on Sunday morning---
   Bill 


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.