Jesus: Rebel
Jesus: Rebel

Whole Community Learning

Inclusive Education - Faith Formation for All Ages

Jesus: Rebel with a Cause

Sundays beginning October 14, 2018 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, Units I & II, click here.

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


2019 Schedule

In Unit 3, Still Jesus Rebel: Lenten Unit, beginning March 3, we'll explore becoming still as a rebellious act in today’s nonstop world. Through embodied spiritual practices we will make our way through the noisy wilderness together.

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 III—Still Rebel Jesus
March 3
Enjoy 6 stations exploring hands-on ways to support your Lenten turn inward—including planting bulbs! Come and prepare your heart for a deep Lenten journey—and enjoy a hearty breakfast.
March 10
Lent 1
Explore Lenten themes using a practice of praying with art imagery called Visio Divina. The two peer groups will come together to share their experiences Explore Lenten themes using a practice of praying with art imagery called Visio Divina. The two peer groups will come together to share their experiences
March 17
Lent 2
Children engage with mindfulness activities for kindness, focus, and calm. Adults will consider the places and spaces where God is encountered, including the NYC MTA. Rick Hamlin, author of Finding God on the A Train will provide the setting for this conversation.
March 24
Lent 3
Children will create and walk labyrinths with their feet and fingers Rector's Forum
March 31
Lent 4
Children will learn to move their bodies and still their hearts with Yoga. Bruce Jenneker offers conversation with the adults around liturgy as a form of spiritual rebellion.
April 7
Lent 5
End of Unit III
Whole Community Sharing Breakfast
April 14
Palm/Passion Sunday
April 21
Easter Sunday
April 28
Whole Community Sharing Breakfast
Unit IV Launch

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