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
Trinity Episcopal Church
60 s. Dorset Rd Troy OH 45373
Bill and Marina Shaw
60 South Dorset Rd.
Troy OH 45373
November 19, 2017:
Sunday Forum will meet at 9:15am, Workman Lounge, Sunday morning.
Hope you will plan to join us.
Topic for Day---
New topic for a few weeks---democracy, tyranny and religion. I want to use a new book, "On Tyranny: Twenty
Lessons from Twentieth Century", by Timothy Snyder. The author was raised in Dayton, Ohio, graduated from
Centerville High School. He has studied around the world. Holds doctorate from Oxford University in England and is
presently Professor of History at Yale. He has written multiple books. He is often on evening news programs. I know
his parents well. They live in Wilmington, his Mother has been Chair of Board of Wilmington College. He is Quaker.
What is democracy? What is tyranny? Is our present national divisiveness part of democracy, free speech, liberty?
Or, is the national divisiveness part of tyranny? Are there lessons to learn from religion about democracy and
tyranny? Would you say the contemporary church is "democratic" or "autocratic"? What about early church leaders
like Paul---democratic or autocratic?
We should have some good discussion!
Hope to see you on Sunday morning.