Wednesday at the Commons Classes

Wednesday evenings, September until June. Put a little soul refreshment in the middle of your week! Wednesday at the Commons is Trinity's midweek learning community, offering classes that open us to new ways of thinking, push us to go deeper in our relationships and commitments, and offer us new insights into each other and God. Service of the Holy Eucharist is at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel, dinner is at 6:00 p.m. (suggested donation of $10), followed by a wide range of class options from 7:00–8:30 p.m. There is no charge for Wednesday classes. Childcare is available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1208. 

Sign-ups:

For the dinner, you must sign up in advance (by noon on Tuesday of that week), so that we may know how many to have food for. In person, dinner sign-up sheets are located at Trinity's Information Wall outside Kempton Hall. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1223 to sign-up for dinner.
For classes, we encourage sign ups so that we may know numbers to expect, but you are most welcome even if you were unable to sign up. 

How do I sign up for classes?

Links for online registration are found below. 



Easter I Term

(Wednesdays, April 4-25)


CATECHESIS (continues)

Wednesdays, January 3-May 23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith
Join fellow Trinitarians and seekers for the richest of fare. Catechesis is an introduction to our life together at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a congregation committed to practicing uncommon warmth in our welcome, holy compassion in our service, intellectual curiosity in our teaching, and deep beauty in our worship. In Catechesis, long-timers and newcomers alike are invited to share the bread of our own faith journeys as we learn together about Christianity within the Episcopal tradition.
An ancient practice of spiritual exploration and formation in community, Catechesis dates back to the earliest followers of Jesus. At Trinity, Catechesis is offered as a twenty-week immersion in scripture, history, worship and service designed to reflect the rhythms of our Eucharistic worship, and equip us to share God’s hospitality with each other and the world.Catechesis is also a context in which to learn more about the community of faith that is Trinity Cathedral. It is an opportunity to meet congregational leaders, ask questions, explore ministry opportunities and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Whether you are wondering, hungering, or wanting more, there’s a place for you at the table of Trinity Catechesis. Click HERE to register.

Art For All Ages: Mixed Media-Incorporating Collage into Painting

Wednesdays, April 18 and April 25, 7:00 p.m. Led by Jonathan Tamez
Click HERE to register.

Race and Religion in Revolutionary America

Wednesdays, April 4-25, 7:00 p.m. Led by Elliott Trommald
The United States has been described as a nation with the soul of a church; the Declaration of Independence was the soul and defined the nation's beliefs and hopes. But religion and race during the Revolutionary period were a source of contradictions and tensions that those who created the Union struggled with unsuccessfully. Eighty- five years later, Abraham Lincoln created a nation built on the revolutionary legacies of the founders, but the old conflicts and tensions continued. We will discuss this story and explore how religion and race operate in our lives and continue to define us today.
Click HERE to register.

No Longer Male and Female: The Last Frontier of Galatians 3:28

Wednesdays, April 4-25, 7:00 p.m. Led by Katie Skurja
As a means to broaden the conversation, this course will explore the masculine and feminine aspects of God through the lens of the metaphors of Lion and Lamb. Using scriptural references and the work of a variety of authors, we will examine the ways Christ embodies the fullness of Lion and Lamb. We will wrestle with questions such as: If all the fullness of God is in Christ, how does each person of the Trinity represent Lion and Lamb? How do we, as humans, embody the Lion and Lamb aspects of Christ?
Click HERE to register.



Easter 2 Term

(Wednesdays, May 2-23)


Catechesis (continues)

Wednesdays, January 3-May 23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith
Join fellow Trinitarians and seekers for the richest of fare. Catechesis is an introduction to our life together at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a congregation committed to practicing uncommon warmth in our welcome, holy compassion in our service, intellectual curiosity in our teaching, and deep beauty in our worship. In Catechesis, long-timers and newcomers alike are invited to share the bread of our own faith journeys as we learn together about Christianity within the Episcopal tradition.
An ancient practice of spiritual exploration and formation in community, Catechesis dates back to the earliest followers of Jesus. At Trinity, Catechesis is offered as a twenty-week immersion in scripture, history, worship and service designed to reflect the rhythms of our Eucharistic worship, and equip us to share God’s hospitality with each other and the world.Catechesis is also a context in which to learn more about the community of faith that is Trinity Cathedral. It is an opportunity to meet congregational leaders, ask questions, explore ministry opportunities and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Whether you are wondering, hungering, or wanting more, there’s a place for you at the table of Trinity Catechesis. Click HERE to register.

Art For All Ages: Drawing-Within the World of Ballet

Wednesdays, May 2-23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Randall Vemer
Learn to draw motion and gesture by drawing ballet dancers. Along with slides of real dancers and ballet music to inspire! Click HERE to register.

Elements of Soul: Devotion

Wednesdays, May 2-23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Canon Matthew Lawrence
Our worship is grounded in devotional prayer; the Eucharist is nothing but a devotional practice from beginning to end. Yet we rarely talk about devotional prayer: where it comes from, whether it makes any sense, how it relates to us.  In this class, we will explore the devotional dimension of our liturgy, and deepen our connection to one of the highest of spiritual practices: devotional prayer. Click HERE to register.

Christ in Me: Using the Enneagram at a Framework for Discovery

Wednesdays, May 2-23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Katie Skurja
In this course, students will discover the ways we draw on the different personality aspects of Christ as seen in the various types of the Enneagram. We will explore which ones are the most prominent in our daily lives and which ones are most hidden, looking at the positive and negative aspects of each. In doing so, we will open greater access to all of who Christ is within. Click HERE to register.

Our Glorious Heritage: A Survey of the Music of the Western Church

Wednesdays, May 2-23, 7:00 p.m. Led by Canon Bruce Neswick
Canon Bruce Neswick will lead us on a survey of the broad sweep of liturgical music in the Western Church. Last year, we looked at Anglican church music specifically, but this course will touch on all of our denominational traditions. Our (optional) textbook will be Andrew Wilson-Dickson: The Story of Christian Music. Click HERE to register.


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