Here at Trinity we have on-going home groups centered around connection through conversation. The home groups meet during the week on various days and times. We've tailored our home groups in such away that allows for people to come and go as their schedules allow. We've divided our gatherings into 'seasons'. Each 'season' lasts 6-8 weeks and allows for people to connect during seasons of their own lives. Scroll down below to see a current listing of our home groups and how you can be involved.
During this time of COVID_19 the Tuesday afternoon home group meets Zoom led from the home of Mike Eggleston & Eileen Murta @ 3:30pm. For Zoom links, please email Mike (email@example.com)
CURRENT STATUS: Tuesday Home Church/Bible Study continues meeting Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 PM, zooming with Mike and Eileen.
For most of April, we’ll be continuing with studies of the Epistles of John. March 30 – John chapter 4; April 6, John chapter 5; April 13, II John 1, and April 2-, III John April 27 is TBD, but the obvious follow-up would be the third and last of three consecutive one-chapter-long epistles, namely, Jude.
Meanwhile, something new, Piglet’s Process, is coming, on seven Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:15, weekly beginning April 8. This comes through the auspices of People of Faith for Justice and its newly minted subsidiary, a “Center for Ecological Civilization on the Central Coast.” Ten persons last autumn, who are either PFJ members or local environmental activists joined in a study of the Clayton/Schwartz book, Towards an Ecological Civilization. Following up on that, attendees proposed that we would be wise to start a satellite to the world-wide but Claremont-based Institute for Ecological Civilization, and that an first step in that process would be to offer a beginning zoom primer on “Process Philosophy.” Process thought stems from the writings of Alfred North Whitehead and others, and offers a much more dynamic and ecological understanding of reality than does traditional Christian teaching. It’s core teachings are that all that exists is constantly emerging, changing, inter-connected, and creative.
Whiteheadian thought also stressed the leading role of God in continuing creation and in working continually for love, creativity, and joy for all creatures at all levels of reality. (Mike Eggleston, who will convene this first study, has considered himself a “process theologian” for all his ministry.) Process thinking can be thoroughly Biblical, although also resonant in many ways with Daoism, Buddhism, and contemporary physics.
After reviewing many primers on Process Thought, PFJ and Mike are offering the sweetest and least technical introduction Mike could find, Piglet’s Process, by philosopher/pastor Bruce Epperly It’s under 100 pages, and introduces process thought through a series of fictional dialogues with AA Milne’s fictional stuffed animal, Piglet, of the Winnie the Pooh adventures. Hence the title, Piglet’s Process (with a tip of the hat to John Bunyan’s classic, Pilgrims Progress. The study will take the twelve easy chapters two at a time, with opening study guides provided by Mike. Several members from Trinity will be joined by persons from other faith communities and from wherever we might come, for any and all are invited. Tell Mike if you are interested (Egglestonm@hotmail.com), get your own book (under $7 on Kindle and starting at $9 in paper from Amazon)), and he will send you the zoom information. It could be eye-opening, heart-warming good fun. – Mike Eggleston