Trinity’s Adult Education Classes meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays from September through the end of May, in the Fireside Room.

MarkEagerclass Topics include different denominations, Interfaith studies, Lutheran history, current social issues. We have guest speakers specialized in a variety of bible-based academia, including seminary professors, pastors, emeritus professors, religious leaders from other religions, and other professionals.

Join us for presentations related to Christian discipleship.

Our goal is to offer a variety of topics ranging from Christian spirituality, Scripture study, Interfaith, to moral and social issues.

For further information, please contact Linda Abegglen Nevermann, Adult Education Coordinator.

Adult Ed

OCTOBER

10 /7      Whidbey Island Homeless Coalition 

How serious is the problem of homelessness on the Island? Who does the Coalition serve? What do we do and why do we do it? How is it funded? How can you help?
Speaker: Whidbey Island Homeless Coalition 

     

10 /14      Stories

Storytelling; a most effective way of transmitting our faith.
Speaker: Pastor Eric Ottum

 

10 /21      Civility First

Do you have a family member, neighbor or co-worker you have difficulty talking with because you voted for different candidates? This class is  designed to give you tools for listening and communicating across social and political divides. It will include exercises to help you listen with curiosity, ask open and honest questions and  respond civilly when you encounter incivility.
Speaker: Thomas Ewell
Bio: Thomas Ewell, spent 20 years as the Director of the Maine Council of Churches. He is a Quaker peace activist, works on issues of restorative justice and prison reform and is one of the founders of Civility First. . .So We Can Work Together. You can read about the Civility Pledge at civilityfirst.org.

10 /21      A Doctor’s Stories from the Edge of Life and Death Part 1

Hear the deeply moving life and death  stories from Dr. Betsy MacGregor’s 30 years of working as a physician in a NYC hospital. She will talk about challenging personal experiences and invite others to share their story.
Speaker: Dr. Betsy MacGregor                                  
Bio: Betsy MacGregor worked as a doctor in a busy New York City hospital for nearly 30 years. She cared for seriously ill patients as a staff pediatrician, adolescent medicine specialist, and as a researcher in adult end-of-life care. She advocates medical care that honors the psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of health and healing as well as the physical. As a cancer patient in her own hospital, she has a deep appreciation for the miraculous gift that life truly is. She  authored the award-winning book In Awe of Being Human: A Doctor’s Stories from the Edge of Life and Death. She and her husband Charles Terry retired in 2000, moved to Whidbey Island, and are TLC members. They have 2 adult children, a daughter and a son .