TLC Women’s Ministries

TLC Women’s Ministries


Shaleen Camery-Hoggatt, the new Director of Women’s Ministries, has planned a wonderful variety of classes, workshops and gatherings for women this Fall to connect with God and each other.

Women’s Book Study Tuesdays, September 18 – November 13 
Women’s Book Study starts an 8-week session on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality this Tuesday, September 18, 10:00 – 11:30 am in the Fireside Room. Books and sign-ups are available today in the gym.

Women’s Bible Study Fridays, September 21 – October 5
Women’s Bible Study starts on Friday, September 21, 10:00 – 11:30 am in the Fireside Room with a 3-week study of Psalm 139.

Praying in Color Saturday, September 22
Praying in Color is this Saturday, September 22, 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Fireside Room. Men, women & high school youth are invited to come discover this creative prayer practice. Sign up today in the gym.

A NOVEL Approach to the Gospel of Mark
Alternating Tuesday Evenings Beginning September 25
A NOVEL approach to the GOSPEL OF MARK will meet on alternating Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm beginning September 25 in the Fireside Room. Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt will read aloud from his novel on Mark, followed by q & a about the gospel passage. Sign up today in the gym.

Women Gather to Connect, Saturday, September 29
Women Gather to Connect: Bring your favorite mug and enjoy morning coffee, muffins, and time with other TLC women on Saturday, September 29, 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Fireside Room. Let us know you plan to attend by signing up today in the gym.

Adult Education Classes

Adult Education Classes

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


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

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 .  


Women’s Ministries at TLC

Women’s Ministries at TLC

Shaleen Camery-Hoggatt, the new Director of Women’s Ministries, has planned a wonderful variety of classes, workshops and gatherings for women this Fall to connect with God and each other.


Our weekend TLC Women’s Retreat will be May 30-June 2, 2019 at Warm Beach Conference Center in Stanwood, WA.  We are blessed to have Eileen Burdick–ELCA pastor, hospice chaplain, and TLC member—as our speaker.  Sign-ups begin in January.  You may secure your place with a $50 deposit.

Women’s BOOK Study, Women’s BIBLE Study, and Reflective Practices for the Attentive Christian Life are all on break for the holiday season.  These three programs will resume in January.


A NOVEL Approach to the Gospel of Mark 

Meets next week—Tuesday December 4th at 6:30 p.m.

A co-ed Bible Study, “a NOVEL approach to the GOSPEL OF MARK” will meet a week from Tuesday, on December 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  We have gotten to know the characters’ biographies and back stories and now we are hearing how these seven first-century characters voice diverse perspectives on Mark’s gospel as Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt reads aloud from his novel  (This group meets on alternating Tuesday evenings.)

TLC Camera Arts Ministry

TLC Camera Arts Ministry


Trinity’s Camera Arts Ministry Team is open to anyone who is interested in improving their photography skills. Photos submitted by members are frequently used for inspirational purposes in church projections, on Facebook, and on this website.

The group was created by John Willson and organized by Laura Canby in 2014. Accomplished photographers Ron Norman and Holly Davison are co-leading the team for 2015/2016.

The group meets once a month October through May.  Local field trips usually follow the hour-long meeting and typically focus on nature scenes.

DSCN8807Once or twice a year the Camera Arts Ministry team also displays photos in Trinity’s Lobby art exhibit area.

Members are encouraged to share their best photos with Trinity’s webmaster via Dropbox.

For more information, contact Ron Norman or Holly Husom Davison.

  • Welcome and Ministry Focus (5 min)
  • Educational Presentation (20 min)
  • Discussion and Questions (10 min)
  • Editing Tips (5 mins)
  • Share Your Work (20 min)


Some photos by TLC Camera Arts Ministry members…

TLC Card Making Ministry

TLC Card Making Ministry

First Wednesday of the month, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Fireside

Rindy Stewart, coordinator

Join this fun group as they meet and make beautiful cards to send to our friends and family and our TLC church family. We will meet in the Fireside Room at 1:00 pm for an afternoon of creativity and conversation. Bring snacks to share if you like. Thanks to Rindy Stewart for providing all of the beautiful supplies, (and expert instruction) to make these lovely cards!