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NurTure

Nurture refers to the ways that we learn and grow together. This includes what some call Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Sunday School - and more. At Trinity, we welcome the questions and challenges that faith stirs within us. Our Nurture offerings vary throughout the year. If you have any interest in learning or leading, we welcome your gifts and your curiosity!

We invite younger disciples (up through Elementary) to participate in nurture during the later parts of the worship service. In that setting, they build relationships with each other and trusted adults while learning the same stories we are hearing in the service. Trinity values intergenerational learning and activities, and many will begin to participate in church activities and leadership from a young age. Our Associate for Pastoral Care is a trained practitioner of Godly Play, and she has a special interest in nurturing the spiritual lives of children and families.

Check out our current nurture series

Easter Nurture: Keeping Peace in a Violent World

April 24, 2022 - May 22, 2022

This five week series will begin with a focus on Ukraine and expand to include conversation and learning around Just War Theory and what it looks like to be a peacemaker. There are two recommended videos for viewing as part of this series, and more resources may be shared.

If possible, before our first gathering, take an hour to view the presentation given by Daniel Beers on 3/29, which is available here: https://youtu.be/UPre_35NaTE
We recommend viewing this hour and a half presentation from the Notre Dame Kroc Institute on Civil Resistance in Ukraine and the Region prior to the May 8 class: https://youtu.be/CcttVAA-_-0

All classes will begin at 11:15 and conclude at 12:05.

April 24 - Daniel Beers will discuss the current situation in Ukraine and possible ways of moving forward. For more historical and political background, view the presentation from 3/29.
May 1 -  We will hear from some in our community who have experience visiting or living in Ukraine and the larger region.
May 8 and May 15 - Steve Carpenter will lead two sessions on Just War Theory and Peacemaking in a Violent World. Steve served for 20 years in the Coast Guard before becoming acquainted with Mennonites in Washington, DC, and has since become a strong advocate for peacemaking in many ways. Now retired in Harrisonburg, he remains an active community volunteer.
May 22 - Our final nurture offering will include interactive prayer stations set up here at the church. We will prepare and post videos of those prayer stations for home use.

Note that there will be no Nurture offering on April 17 or May 29. Both Sundays we will have lemonade and cookies on the lawn following church. Classes will also be recorded and added to our YouTube Nurture playlist. 

To join the classes by Zoom, use this link:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84618819791?pwd=Z2Joa2RnLzltOVBUMUQ1NldrR1IxZz09

Meeting ID: 846 1881 9791
Passcode: Nurture

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