As we head into fall, here is the schedule of weekly worship services and Christian formation classes, as well as service and fellowship opportunities.
Regular worship schedule and Sunday School return September 10
- 9:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist + Liturgy Preparation for children
- 11:00 a.m.: Choral Eucharist
- 4:00 p.m.: Choral Evensong
- 8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
- 5:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist
- 10:00 a.m., second floor of the Parish House
Middle School + High School
- 10:00 a.m., Classroom 222 in the Parish House
Adults (September 10-December 17).
- Sundays in Satterlee, 10:15-10:50 a.m. in Satterlee Hall:
Open your Prayer Book, Change the World! The Book of Common Prayer is a weapon against chaos. It is a time-tested tool for transformation — of ourselves, our community, and of our world. Join Dean Boston and a team of Trinity teachers as we learn how to open and use our Prayer Books, grow to be the people God made us to be, and change the world in Jesus’ Name.
- I Love to Sing the Story, 10:15-10:50 a.m. in the Stirling Room – now a weekly class!
The hymns we sing at almost every liturgy at Trinity are statements of faith, praise, and lament. Have you ever wondered who wrote the text and the music, the theology behind the hymn, the tunes, and the stories of the hymn writers themselves? This class, led by lay members and clergy, explores these questions and more.
- Contemporary Issues, 10:15-10:50 a.m. in the Daughters Room
A discussion of homelessness and climate disruption and the environment, and how we can faithfully respond to them as Christians. Led by various speakers. Contact Deborah Johnson for more information.
- Episcopal 101, 10:15-10:50 a.m. in Keenan Chapel
A great starting point if you’re new to Trinity, or new to the Episcopal tradition. Led by clergy and lay facilitators
Weekday worship and formation opportunities
Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m. in Keenan Chapel
Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. in Keenan Chapel with prayers for healing
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
Sunday evenings in the Trinity Center – resumes September 10
- Middle School – 5:00-6:15 p.m.
- Dinner – 6:15-6:45 p.m.
- High School – 6:50-8:00 p.m.
Weekday Bible Studies
- Middle School Girls – Resumes September 5 – Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. at Bruegger’s Bagels
- High School Girls – Resumes September 6 – Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m., at Bruegger’s Bagels
- High School Boys – Resumes September 6 – Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m., rotating locations among the boys’ homes
- Middle School Boys – Resumes August 24 – Thursday mornings at 7:25 a.m., at Citadel Park
Wednesdays – Canterbury of Columbia – begins September 6. 6:30 in Keenan Chapel. Canterbury is a Christian community in the Anglican/ Episcopal tradition of undergraduate and graduate students from universities and colleges in Columbia, SC. We gather to celebrate the Eucharist, and enjoy a good meal and conversation together. Email Canon Jimmy Hartley for more information.
Mondays – Life Worth Living – September 11-November 20. 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Daughters Room. If you have ever asked yourself, “What makes life good?” or “How am I to live my life?” this book study may be for you. God has given all of us The Holy Spirit. God has also given each of us different gifts to be used during our earthly ministry. We will read Life Worth Living (A Guide to What Matters Most) by Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, and think about the ways we can honor the gift of our time on this earth. The book club is limited to 15 participants. Reading is required and averages 27 pages per week. The book will be provided. Facilitated by Janie Godbold.
Tuesdays – Men’s + Women’s Bible Study + lunch – Men meet in the Stirling Room, women meet in Classroom 114. Bible study begins at noon, and lunch follows in Satterlee Hall. For more information about the women’s Bible study, email Kirsten Moorman. For more information about the men’s Bible study or to attend via Zoom, email Ed Tilden.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays – Pub Theology at Trinity – 6:00-7:45 p.m. Classroom 114. Led by Sergey Dezhnyuk and Jim Potter
Tuesdays – YAMS Ladies Bible Study – begins Tuesday, September 5. 6:30 p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Beal (5031 Radcliffe Rd.). This group of young adult women will meet for a light dinner and a study of Genesis. Please email Elizabeth if you plan to attend.
This 10 week study of the first 11 chapters of Genesis will be an introduction of God fulfilling His plan and promises through generation after generation from one person to the next. It is the beginning of the greatest story ever told and an exciting study that you won’t want to miss!
There is a small amount of homework but members can do as much or as little as their schedule permits. Homework is not required. Order the book here.
Wednesdays – The Ark Women’s Study Group – September 13-November 15. 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Edwards Room of the Trinity Center. Co-facilitated by Keren Reigel and Katherine Mille.
Women of Trinity (as well as women from other churches) are cordially invited to join The Ark to share our responses to readings, to evolving ideas on spirituality and, often, its relationship and challenge with current events. We gather in our Ark as sisters, together traversing an ever-changing sea. This fall, we will study Ilia Delio’s The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science, and the Human Journey.
Wednesdays – The Book of Revelation – begins Wednesday, September 27. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Classroom 114. Email Mopsy Crawford if you plan to attend. Order the book here.
You and I are inundated daily with bold images that threaten to define reality for us, but they are not the full picture. Blessed by Nancy Guthrie tells us the Book of Revelation looks beyond the space and time we know and allows us to see directly into heaven. The beings and events recorded there are startling because they are intended to jolt us out of the complacency we have toward the powerful evils of this age. But, Revelation also reminds us about God’s plan from eternity past for the full restoration of His kingdom and strengthens our hearts with the knowledge that He is in full control of all things.
Wednesdays – Financial Peace University for Young Adults – September 13-November 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Cathedral House conference room.
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course by Dave Ramsey that teaches you the step-by-step plan to win with money and gives you all the tools you need to work it. Once a week for nine weeks, you’ll watch a video lesson (each one is about an hour long) and then meet as a group for discussions and activities that drive each lesson home. (Aka, the most transformative part of FPU!)
Cost is $10 per person/$20 per couple with a max of 10 couples. Register here. Email Katie Rankin if you need childcare.
Fridays – Centering Prayer – ongoing. 12:00-12:45 p.m. in Seibels Chapel, facilitated by Jemme Stewart and Hilda White
- Boys’ Choir – Resumes Tuesday, August 22, 5:00-6:50 p.m.
- Girls’ Choir – Resumes Tuesday, August 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Young Men’s Choir – Resumes Wednesday, August 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Adult Choir – Resumes Thursday, August 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- TYC (Trinity Youth Chorus) begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 5, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
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Parish Life events
Wednesday Night Suppers: 5:30-6:30 in Satterlee Hall. View the menus and pay online.
Men of Trinity gathering: First Tuesday of each month beginning September 5. 5:00 p.m. at Hunter-Gatherer on Main St.
Realm Help Sessions: first Sunday of each month, beginning October 1. 10:00 a.m. in Satterlee Hall
USC vs Florida Football Game: Saturday, October 14 at Williams Brice Stadium. Tickets are $35 per ticket located in section 302. Deadline to order tickets on Realm is Wednesday, September 13.
75th Annual Trinity Bazaar: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. More info here.
- Bazaar Preview Party – Thursday October 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Children & Youth events
Family Ministries parent lunch: first Thursdays of each month, beginning September 7 at 12:30 p.m., location TBD
Safe Church Training: August 26, 10:30-3:30 – register. Safe Church Training is required for any volunteer, vestry members, or staff member who works with children, youth or vulnerable adults in any established program. Certification must be renewed every three years. Children/youth volunteers: Please plan to stay an additional 45 minutes for emergency procedures training.
Acolyte Training: August 27 after 10 a.m. service
Youth Basketball: registration will open in October
Music at Trinity: 2023-24 Concert Series
Bach Vespers, featuring the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra
- September 17
- October 15
- November 12
- January 21
- February 11
Messiah: December 10
Music for a Royal Occasion: April 28
Faith in Action service opportunities
The Faith in Action committee (formerly Mission and Outreach Committee) works to coordinate the many external missions of our parish. Now is the perfect time to get involved in one of these many ministry partners as they make plans for the coming year.
Sunday morning breakfast: Trinity Cathedral serves a warm breakfast each Sunday to people experiencing homelessness or economic instability in downtown Columbia. A bag lunch is also distributed. The doors on Senate Street open at 7:00 a.m. for our breakfast guests. Teams of cooks and servers assist each week, and more members are always needed to assist in preparation, serving and cleanup. Email Rusty Miller.
W. A. Perry Middle School: The Trinity partnership provides enrichment activities and opportunities to students enrolled in the after-school program. The program seeks to develop relationships that encourage academic success. Relationships are fostered through art, golf, tennis, cooking, drama, sewing and other activities. Email Betty Gregory.
Keepin’ It Real Ministries: Assists people experiencing homelessness and other challenges on their individual journeys toward recovery, through the stabilizing and life changing power of the good news of Jesus Christ. Email Jimmy Riser.
Weekend of Hope: A spiritual retreat sponsored by His Hands Ministries for individuals experiencing homelessness. It is a chance for them to renew their faith, experience God’s love, and commit themselves to becoming a blessing to others. Email Bill Matthews.
Haiti-Morne Michel: The ministry has evolved over a period of years and now has a major focus on education, health, clean water, sanitation, agriculture, and vocational skills. Email Jonathan Vipperman.
MORE Justice: A growing network of faith-based congregations that are culturally, economically, racially, geographically and religiously diverse – coming together to fulfill our scriptural mandate to “do justice” and make the Central Midlands area a more just place to live for all people. Email Valerie Moore or Morgan Lee.
St. Lawrence Place: A transitional housing community for families experiencing housing instability. An active professional staff presents programs for family enrichment, educational instruction, job training, and interpersonal skills. Volunteers from the Cathedral are involved in after-school programs and tutoring, maintenance, and enrichment programming. Email Missy Caughman.
Education=Hope: Education Equals Hope (E=H) exists to provide for the education of those living in desperate and difficult situations in Ecuador and around the world. Email Mike Miller.
The Vivanco Family: Cameron Graham Vivanco is the co-founder of Education Equals Hope. E=H started in Quito, Ecuador, where Cameron and her husband and three children serve as missionaries, and has grown from helping one 15-year-old girl finish third grade to serving over 2,000 students in five countries (Ecuador, Costa Rica, Haiti, Rwanda and Kenya). Email Anne Miller.
Cooperative Ministry: Increases the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs. Email Anne Miller.
The Soup Cellar: Washington Street United Methodist Church provides a simple, nutritious meal to anyone who wants one. It serves as a place where anyone who comes is treated as a child of God. Email Ruth Tibshrany.
JUMPSTART prison ministry: Serves current and former prisoners and assists with re-entry to society. With the help of community partners, Jumpstart addresses their spiritual, educational, employment, healthcare, housing, and family relationship needs. Email Eleanor Whitehead.