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 15 through the end of May, in the Fireside Room.

MarkEagerclassTopics 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.

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15    “Faith Journeys” 

Everyone’s experience in how God has come into their lives is unique. Orion will share his journey in faith, encourage class discussion; and help us learn of the multifaceted ways through which the Spirit and the Word has touched us. The mosaic of our stories is one way that makes this place so wonderful in how faith unfolds.                                                                                      

Speaker: Orion Gudgell

Bio: Born Nov. 1974, Bellingham, WA, Orcas Island HS-1993
Univ. of Oregon (BA in History)-1998, Antioch College (Masters
in Edu.)-2003, TLC member, Luther Seminarian-2018-current.  


22    Youth Ministry at Trinity               

Deacon Amy O’Collins and some of our students will be talking about Youth Ministry at Trinity. There will be photos of trips from the past year, including lock-ins, up-all-night events, field trips, and camp experiences.           

Speaker: Deacon Amy O’Collins, TLC Christian Education Director, & TLC Youth  


29     When Mindfulness and Racism Intersect: Deeper Conversations
About Race and Equity Part 1

As Followers of Christ, our job is to love God and to love all of God’s creation, including people of all races, creeds, orientations, abilities, and political stances. We will learn practical steps to help live our mission more fully, and center on core concepts around race.

Speaker: Sherryl Christie, Racial Inequity Trainer 



6    Deeper Conversations About Race and Equity Part 2

People of color who work in racial equity will share their stories and help us identify our next steps. A light brunch will be served immediately following this class so that we may continue the conversation.

Speaker: Sherryl Christie & Colleagues


13  Why Is There Suffering?

Why can’t God stop it? Why do I have to suffer? These are questions we constantly struggle with in our lives. We will address these concerns using Biblical resources and two of the best books on the subject, C.G. Jung’s Answer to Job and Victor Frankel’s The Meaning of Suffering.

Speaker: Pastor Rod Verub, Director of Pastoral Care at Bethany of the Northwest, Everett


20    Thinking About God I, II, III

        — With All Three of our Minds, Part 1

Speaker: Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt


27    Thinking About God I, II, III

        — With our Tools, our Friends, andour Institutions, Part 2

Speaker: Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt



3     Thinking About God I, II, III

        — With our Traditions – A Birdseye View of Christian History III

Speaker: Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt


10    Considering Inclusive Language

Jesus mourned over Jerusalem saying “How I wish I could gather you into my arms as a mother hen gathers her young under her wings.” Where else do we find feminine images of God in Scripture and tradition?

Speaker: Dr. Dave Bieniek

17    Feminine Images of God

If we find these feminine images of God throughout Scripture and tradition, why do we tend to use exclusively male language for God? We will explore ways to expand that language.

Speaker: Dr. Dave Bieniek


24    Creating Sacred Space

Anywhere we find ourselves, can be a sacred space. Creating and perceiving intentional spaces where we can reflect, ponder, and meditate with God can ease and comfort our busy minds, hearts, and spirit. We will draw from the “Sacred Spaces” resource of the Women of the ELCA, as well as, other sources to explore and deepen ways for us to “Be still and know that I am God” in our daily lives.

Speaker: Chaplain Eileen Burdick



1    A Conversation & Living Through Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s: A conversation about its carriers, its caregivers, the caring, the cautious, the concerned, the scared, and the curious. King will share his relationship to Alzheimer’s and Alice will discuss her life as a spouse, partner, and caregiver.

Speaker: Pastor King & Alice Rockhill


8  Enjoy Christmas Music on the Dulcimer

Delight in Christmas carols and songs played on the Mountain Dulcimer, an American folk instrument from the Appalachian Mountains. Sing along and if you play the dulcimer, bring it to join in also. David, a minister in the United Church of Christ, has been playing the dulcimer for fifty years.

Speaker: Rev. Dave Schoen

15  Epiphanized!

Most of us know the song, Twelve Days of Christmas. Yet, there is so much more to the Epiphany celebration than a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, etc. The Epiphany season is all about the Three Wise Men, or were they Kings, or maybe they were Magi? Learn how to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas and get Epiphanized.

Speaker: Pastor Wayne Bacus


22  What is your Favorite Christmas Gift?

Speaker: Pastor Tom Kidd


Last class until Jan. 5, 2020.

TLC Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries at TLC

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


Women Growing In Faith Together – GIFT

Join us on Tuesday Mornings Beginning September 17

GIFT is a weekly gathering of women committed to being intentional about growing and learning. Beginning September 17, we will meet on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am in the Fireside Room to engage in Bible Study, book studies, exploration of spiritual formation and practices, sharing, praying, and supporting each other on the journey of faith.

Sign up after church in the gym on Sundays or email

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!