What are Faith Connections? 

Faith Connections are informal, interactive groups designed to deepen your relationship with God and others.  Our hope is that by participating you will become UNITED with God and one another, and feel EMPOWERED to WORSHIP, CONNECT, and SERVE with us here at Trinity and in the world.

How do I get Connected? 

All groups are open to new participants, and we encourage you to join at any time.  You may even choose to try out a few groups before finding the best fit!  Our Fall Semester of 2019 will kick off with an open house on September 8 and classes will begin on September 9. You are welcome to join at any time during the semester!

Sunday Morning Faith Connections (9:45 – 10:45 am)

Gratitude for God’s Word

Augsburg Bible Study

Dig deeper into the scripture with this Bible study group. The materials used are produced by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA and provide terrific insights into scripture through questions, prayer, suggested memorization, and daily readings. All are welcome.

By Heart: Conversations with Luther’s Small Catechism

oin this richly illustrated, in-depth exploration of the Small Catechism including conversations about the biblical and historical context of the Small Catechism, its link to the church’s faith, and its connection to Luther’s life and your life today. Each session will consist of a short video, time for discussion on the book, and an opportunity to hear the words of the Small Catechism in a new way. Check out one of videos now!

Gratitude for Our Global Family

Dialogues On: The Refugee Crisis 

It’s not news to anyone that we are living in a time of conflict, division, and disagreement. We are becoming people who can’t seem to find our way out of the “us vs. them” pit of divisiveness. And yet we know it doesn’t have to be like this. In this group you’ll read essays from experts and hear stories from refugees themselves. You’ll spend time talking to one another and sharing perspectives. Then you’ll take all of that with you — into your jobs and homes and Thanksgiving dinners — and offer alternatives to conflict and division. In short, you’ll have constructive and respectful DIALOGUES.

Gratitude for Our Journey as Parents

Parent Cue 1: The 5 Love Languages of Children   

You know you love your child, but how can you make sure your child knows it? Discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. This group will use the #1 New York Times bestselling book “The 5 Love Languages of Children” to help parents learn the secret to building a foundation of unconditional love for their children.

Parent Cue 1: Parenting through the PHASES  

You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she moves on to what’s next. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly.This small-group study will help you discover what’s changing about your child, the six things he or she needs most, and four parent-child conversations to have in each phase of those 936 weeks as a parent.

Weekday Faith Connections

Praise and Play (With Me!)

Little ones – bring your favorite adult play partner out for a morning filled with activity centers, stories, songs, and fun! This time together allows children (birth – pre-K) and adults to engage with others as they explore basic faith concepts. Meeting Times: This class will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Drop in any week and bring friends! Location: Room 122

DivorceCare

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Meeting Times: Wednesday evenings beginning October 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Location: Room 227 Facilitator: Barbara Caboot (717-919-3355; barbara.caboot@yahoo.com)

Alehouse Table Talks 

Grab a pint and pull up a chair for lively fellowship and faith discussions. Participants are welcome to enjoy any type of food and drink (or none at all) while sharing ideas together. Meeting Times: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm to order food, 7 pm discussion begins Location: Appalachian Brewing Co., 6462 Carlisle Pk, Mechanicsburg
In partnership with Trinity Lutheran Mechanicsburg

Women’s Weekly Bible Study 

Gain a fresh perspective on the lessons found in biblical study, while also building relationships with other women. Our fall 2019 series is “One in a Million” by Priscilla Shirer. This study encourages participants to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living. Meeting Times: Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am; September 18 – November 6 Leaders: Judy Trissler and Bert Weaver Location: Room 237
Childcare provided with advanced notice.

Men’s Bible Study 

All that is required to attend these sessions are a hearty appetite, a desire for good fellowship, and a love of Bible study. All men are welcome to join us for another exciting year of study and fellowship. Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (8:00 – 9:00 am) Location: Brother’s Restaurant (705 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055)

Additional Men’s Bible study opportunities are available throughout the year. Check our website for information.

Thursday Bible Fellowship

The Thursday Bible Fellowship engages the Bible by book and/or special topics. Led by Trinity pastors, there is time for fellowship, prayer, and “going deep” with the stories, history, and context of the biblical witness of our faith. This fall the topic is “Worship and the Bible,” an in-depth look at how the Bible shapes worship life then and now. Meeting Times: Thursday mornings at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall or Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in Room 237

Coming Soon!
Old Fashioned Gospel Hymn Sing
Thursday, October 3, 2019
11:00 am (Immediately following Thursday Morning Bible Fellowship)

This event is part of a new Thursday morning series that will follow the “Bible Fellowship” group. Watch for more information on this event (and others) coming soon.