Jesus: Rebel
Jesus: Rebel

Whole Community Learning

Inclusive Education - Faith Formation for All Ages

Jesus: Rebel with a Cause

Sundays beginning October 14, 10am | 14 Vesey St.

Jesus didn’t rebel for rebelliousness’ sake. Nor did he oppose the unjust systems of his times merely to confront them. He had another world in view—a different world, which he described and modelled and died for, so that we could understand our role in bringing it about, right here and now. Join Trinity parishioners and friends of all ages in weekly discussion on the meaning of Jesus’ parables, his method of upsetting the status quo, his countercultural stance, and the sublime vision that Christians the world over are still living and dying for today.

Jesus: Rebel with a Cause is the inaugural theme for Trinity’s new approach to the Sunday educational hour. Whole Community Learning offers participants an opportunity to explore one theme each year. Each theme is broken into smaller units that follow the liturgical seasons and allow for intergenerational and peer-group activities. Lessons mine the ancient texts for contemporary wisdom, but also model the Trinity way of studying scripture: being mindful of scholarship, context, and how it resonates today in practice, with a gentle emphasis on holding contradictions and inviting all voices.

Below you'll find the season's schedule, a photo gallery of our recent sessions, and resources about intergenerational learning you may find useful. To see the schedule of events from Whole Community Learning, Unit I, click here.

Registration is not required, but it is helpful. Adults may register here; children and youth may register here.


2019 Schedule

Nonviolence is not passive. Rather, it is aggressive – spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. In Unit 2: Jesus, Rebel Peacemaker, we will explore the radical implications of Jesus’ command to love enemies through various lenses, including principles of nonviolence, spirituality for activism, family peace pledge, mediation skills practice, theology of protest songs, and personal stories of recovery and commitment after violence. The nonviolent Jesus, like Martin Luther King, broke all the rules and opposed the social order of oppression with aggressive nonviolence. How is your call to discipleship aggressive in ways that make for peace?

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at 14 Vesey St. and toddlers and young 3’s meet in the St. Paul's Chapel Nursery.

Unit II—Jesus, Rebel Peacemaker
January 6
All Together in Intergenerational Discovery Center, 14 Vesey
January 13
Baptism of our Lord
Youth: Optional Women's March
Phil Jackson speaks about Gun Violence
January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
All Together in Intergenerational Discovery Center, 14 Vesey
"Songs as Protest" with Linda Russell and Rhonda Denet
January 27
The Children’s March and Dr. King’s Principles of Non-Violence

Youth: Coffee Check-in –Whatcha gonna do about it?

Adults are invited to attend the
Rector's Forum, St. Paul's Chapel
February 3

Second and third grades: The Golden Rule in Action/Around the world

Children 10 and older and Youth will meet with adults

Raising Spiritual Children in a Secular World
Sophfronia Scott & Tain Gregory
February 10
Children: How to stand up to bully
High School youth meet with adults
Mediation Skills with Jenn Chinn
February 17
Presidents' Day Weekend
February 24
End of Mid-Winter Break
End of Unit II
All Together in Intergenerational Discovery Center, 14 Vesey
Whole Community Sharing Breakfast

Photo Galleries