Trinity Episcopal Cathedral!
Trinity is an urban congregation of 1,500 members who live in neighborhoods all over the greater Portland area. We are a people committed to worshipping God, nurturing Christian community, and proclaiming the Gospel by working for justice and peace in the world. The Cathedral is known in the broader community for superb music, broad educational programming for all ages, and outreach ministries to the city and beyond. Trinity is also home to the Trinity Bookstore. Since the pioneer days of the Oregon Trail, Trinity has been among the largest Episcopal congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
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2014-2015 Trinity Commons Catalog
Find out what classes, events, gatherings and volunteer opportunities are currently available at Trinity in this easy-to-use reference catalog. Click here to download the 2014-2015 Commons Catalog.
Wednesday at the Commons Classes
The next set of classes for the St. Francis term (October 22 & 29) include:
Racism: Where Do I Fit In? Facilitated by Kevin Jones and Trinity’s own Caroline Spark. Click here to register.
Women, Sex, and the Bible. Taught by Dr. Jennifer Bird. Click here to register.
For full class descriptions, click here. Wednesday at the Commons begins with a common meal at 6:00 p.m. (suggested donation of $9).
Using the Scriptures Imaginatively with The Rev. John G. Lewis
Friday, October 17 Workshop, 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall, Free.
Saturday, October 18 Workshop, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., $25 per person. Click here to register.
How do we build on our historical-critical study of the Scriptures so they also become the “living word” that still guides our discernment and faithfulness in modern daily life at church, at home, and at work? This is one of the most significant challenges and opportunities facing progressive Christians, who are
frequently maligned for ignoring the authority of the Bible in our lives of faith.
Our guest presenter will be The Rev. John G. Lewis, D.Phil., Director of St. Benedict’s Workshop in San Antonio, Texas, and Missioner for Christian Formation in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.
Halloween Organ Spooktacular and Pumpkin Party
Sunday, October 26. Pumpkin Party, 4:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Organ Concert, 5:00 p.m., Cathedral.
Click here to view the Spooktacular Organ Concert Program.
Join us for an afternoon of hair-raising music played on the mighty Rosales organ by our own Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt, with the organist in full view on a big screen. All ages are welcome at this spine-tingling event that has something for everyone. Come in costume!
Before the concert, stop by the all-ages Pumpkin Party in Kempton Hall from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for pumpkin carving and snacks before the concert. BYOP – bring your own pumpkin. All are welcome!
A suggested donation of $10 will benefit Trinity Hunger Ministries.
Lessons from The Piano Lesson
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, & 19, Morrison Room. Sponsored by the Trinity Racial Action/Information Network (TRAIN); facilitated by Fred Thompson. This spiritual formation program uses The Piano Lesson, a play by African-American playwright August Wilson, as a springboard for heightening racial awareness. Wilson is one of the most compelling modern voices in the world of imaginative literature, with six New York Drama Circle Critics Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes to his credit. One of those Pulitzers was for The Piano Lesson. It dramatizes an African-American family’s struggle with the tension between honoring their ancestors and building a brighter future free of the chains of racism. At the same time it asks each of us: "What is your legacy from your own ancestors? How shall you best put it to use?" Click here to register.
The play will be performed this fall from September 24 to November 2 by Portland Playhouse. Come to the play and then come to this program. Seeing Portland Playhouse’s production of Wilson’s play will be foundational to the course. Participants will want to secure their tickets early as the production is likely to sell out. Trinity has reserved a total of 40 play tickets for the November 1 performance. About twenty remain. Tickets are $38 each. Please register for the program by clicking the link above. Once you have registered for the program, contact Shannon Tilton at email@example.com or 503-478-1223 to reserve and pay for your ticket(s). Your program registration will be confirmed by e-mail as soon as your play tickets have been paid for. If you can't attend the play on November 1, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on other dates.
10th Annual Artisan Invitational Fair
Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Admission: 2 cans of food or $2. Benefitting The Cathedral Arts Program and Trinity Outreach Food Pantry. Free parking.
Celebrate the season and the works of 30 talented local artists: Blown glass, bonsai, brooms, bags, calligraphy, cards, felted toys and ornaments, woven scarves, fiber art, fiber art clothing, fused glass, garden art, graphic illustrations, icons, jewelry, journals, knitted toys, metal art, notebooks, wood carved ornaments, photography, quilts, soaps, and stained glass will be offered.
For additional information, contact: email@example.com or call 503-478–1213 with a message.
Leonard Cohen Liturgy
Saturday, November 15, 6:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Join Trinity for an alternative liturgy set to the songs of popular music’s saint of solitude, prophet of the heart and brother of mercy. From “Hallelujah” to “Tower of Song,” Leonard Cohen stands with Bob Dylan as one of the world’s most fascinating and prophetic songwriters. But this Alt.Liturgy will show that he also stands with David in the Psalms, constantly asking, “Can you hear my song?” A freewill offering will benefit Trinity’s hunger ministries.