Lay Academy

Lay Academy: A Series of Adult Education Classes

Lay Academy is a series of adult education classes offered in five separate terms from September to May. Classes are open to the general public in addition to the Trinity congregation. Study topics are of general interest as well as for spiritual growth. Some recent topics have been “Scriptural Foundations for Justice,” “Preparing for Christmas with St. Francis,” “Conversations on Race: Where Have We Been, Where Are We, and Where Are We Going in Tallahassee?” and a book study of Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth. See a partial list of past sessions here. 

Winter 1 2023, January 11- February 15

Native Americans: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Room 305

This class will explore some of the historical and contemporary issues concerning Native Americans and ways Indigenous people are reconnecting with their traditions and responding to injustices.

List of Speakers:
January 11 – Dean Michel, FSU History Ph.D student and an enrolled member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, will provide some historical perspective on Native Americans
January 18 – Susan Anderson, co-owner and operator of Native Naturals Gadugi Farm in Jefferson County and of Creek and Cherokee descent, will speak about how the colonized mind affects us all as people sharing native lands
January 25 – Dr. Tyler McCreary, Assistant Professor of Geography at FSU, will talk about contemporary land-back movements
February 1 – James W. Waters,  a Ph.D. candidate in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy at FSU, will talk bout “#NoDAPL: An Interreligious Case Study in Indigenous and Christian Eco-Activism.”
February 8 – Dr. Kristin Dowell, Assistant Professor of Art History at FSU, will speak about Indigenous art of North America
February 15 – Misty Penton, of Muscogee descent and daughter of Trinity member April Penton, will talk about Muscogee (Creek people) Natives in Florida: Past/Present/Future

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Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


Join the Maker-Space to work on hats, mats, prayer shawls, or quilts while enjoying the fellowship of other creators.

Parenting Village

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


They say it takes a village…come join ours! This is a great time to get to know other parents at Trinity and have some discussion and support time.

Guitar Group

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Moor Hall

Bring your guitar and enjoy some casual playing time with other Trinity musicians in the Guitar class.

Men's Group

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


Bill Fritchman leads a Men’s Group that combines Bible study and fellowship.

Becoming Fit Outdoors

Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Those who take part in fellowship in Becoming Fit Outdoors hike on various Tallahassee trails. A weekly email goes out to those signed up with directions and meeting details. ***Please note- this class begins on Thurs 1/5.***