Category Archives: Formation

Begin with the End in Mind – Fall Education 2015

Trinity and St. Francis Episcopal Churches will host a series of educational forums this fall aimed at equipping individuals and families to discuss and prepare for ‘the inevitable’. Starting Wednesday, October 14th at 7PM at Trinity, participants will engage in presentations, conversations, and Q&A sessions each Wednesday night for 6 weeks. Led by the Rev. Matthew Scott, Trinity and St. Francis’ vicar, the classes will focus on the many practical decisions that surround death and dying, as well as some theological and ethical concerns. To help us engage more deeply, presenters including attorney Andrea Stapleford, funeral director Mike Lewis, and hospice workers Lisa To and Ellen Scalise will join us during sessions that focus on their specialties.


“The only real mistake is to avoid talking about these topics, as we will have to face them one way or the other. Better to do it with information, courage, and most importantly the trust and hope that our faith provides us,” says Father Matthew.


The classes are open to all, regardless of faith or denomination. Please call the office to reserve a space and info packet at 723-9360 or email your interest to

BWEM Schedule


Children of Abraham event set for September 12th

From our Clergy Associate Tim Dyer:

I am pleased to announce that a date has been set for a fifth event for The Children of Abraham Project. On September 12, 2015 starting at 2pm Trinity will be hosting its first Children of Abraham event. Some people may be familiar with this interfaith project from past events. For those that are not familiar, let me please explain what The Children of Abraham is all about.


This interfaith initiative actually started to be developed in summer of 2011, and the first event was in October of 2012. That summer I was on a break from my studies, and I was reading over our Baptismal Covenant. While each question struck a cord with me, there were two that particularly stood out. Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I wondered if I was living into the vows as well as I could be.

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