Programs & Events

Reading Group


The Spiritual Life reading group meets every other Friday morning (some exceptions – see dates below) from 9:30am to 11 am from early September to early June.  The group meets in the Trinity House lounge. The purpose of the group is to deepen our relationship with God. We attempt to accomplish this through collectively reading a book by a current theologian and discussing the key points made by the author.  We are currently reading, Compassion, by Marcus Borg.

Meeting dates:



  • Dec. 2nd and 16th


  • Jan. 6th and 20th
  • Feb. 3rd and 17th
  • Mar. 3rd, 17th, 31st
  • April 7th, 21st
  • May 5th,  19th.
  • June 2nd.
  • Sept. 8th, 22nd
  • Oct. 6th , 20th
  • Nov. 3rd,  17th
  • Dec. 1st, 15th

Spiritual Life Summer Facilities & Services

Spiritual Life Tent

All Spiritual Life seminars are being held along the lakeshore just beyond the Nature Center behind the Children’s Pavilion. A tent has been set up in this peaceful and tranquil setting. Seminars begin at 9:00 am and finish at 10:15 am. We invite you to come to this beautiful setting and take an opportunity to deepen in your life journey. All are welcome. Please note that all of the books used in the seminars are available to purchase at the Silver Bay Gift Shop and at the seminar.


The Silver Bay Labyrinth is located just North of Slim Point and just east of the Gymnasium. It is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and is available for reflection and meditation. It is a tool for deepening our spiritual journey. Walking the Labyrinth is a soul-renewing experience where we come to feel the presence of the sacred. All our labyrinth walks are facilitated by an experienced instructor. 


Spiritual Life Center

Pastoral Counseling • Spiritual Direction • Couple’s Support • 12-Step Support

You are invited and most welcome to speak with our chaplain or a Spiritual Life staff member. Please feel free to stop by the Spiritual Life Center in Trinity or make an appointment.

2017 Spiritual Life Summer Programs



Communion Service 8:30am Chapel


Choir Rehearsal 9:15am Chapel


Weekly Worship 10:00am Chapel

Complimentary child care for ages 4 and under is provided in the Children’s Pavilion from 9:45-11:15. Children ages 5+ will be dismissed to Sunday School following the Children’s Message. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!


Hymn Sing Sunday Evenings at 7:15pm Chapel

Participate in a time of musical worship and sing your favorite hymns.


Contemporary Christian Worship 8:00pm Watson

Join the Collegiate Church Network in worship; All are welcome!



The Four Loves 9:00-10:15am Spiritual Life Tent

with Rev. Bruce Tamlyn

In her poem, Summer Breeze, Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  One answer might be to come to know what it means to feel genuinely loved.  This morning workshop will explore

these ideas through the in-depth exploration of the four loves: Philia, Storge, Eros, and Agape.  The understanding of these four loves will enhance our own capacity to love more fully and more deeply. The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning will be used.  The workshop is for anyone: single, married, old, young, great faith, no faith.  Handout material will be provided.  Book available in the gift shop.



Franciscan Spirituality 10:30-11:45am Spiritual Life Tent with Ryan McNulty

Franciscan  spirituality has seen a resurgence in popularity recently with Pope Francis as well as with the writer Richard Rohr.  Franciscan spirituality is rooted in the idea: “God is love,” and this spirituality is centered on a community experience, where our journey is intertwined with each other.  This class will explore what Franciscan spirituality is all about and how we can find ways to apply it to our lives.  As we face ecological issues, and divisions among people, what can we learn from this spirituality to reaffirm our connection with others, to care for the earth, and to make our lives focus better on our relationship with God, and in turn, help each other?

Introduction to the Labyrinth 10:30-11:45am  • Spiritual Life Center at Trinity House • with Betty Lopez Towey

Through a short video and an opportunity for discussion, participants will be introduced to the varied aspects of this ancient walking meditation tool.


12-Step Meeting 11:00-11:45am Spiritual Life Center at Trinity House • with Chris Colwell

Open to all who are struggling with compulsive behavior of any kind either personally or with someone close to you.



Reading and Discussion Seminar 9:00 -10:15am  Spiritual Life Tent • with Rev. Harvey Noordsy

This seminar will focus on the book, A God That Could Be Real by Nancy Ellen Abrams. Abrams is a scientist who thought believing in God was irrelevant in a post Darwinian world.  Then she experienced a food addiction and joined a Twelve Step Program for help.  Step three in the program is: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”  In her book Abrams describes how she found a meaningful concept of God, which empowered her, and was not in conflict with her scientific understanding, but supported by it.  Handouts will be provided.  Book available in the gift shop.


Early Morning Labyrinth 7:00-8:00am Outdoor Labyrinth with Betty Lopez Towey

An opportunity to have a facilitator led labyrinth walk, provided with journal writing, art materials, and circle sharing.


Early Morning Outdoor Labyrinth Meditation and Walk • 7:15am-8:15am • Outdoor Labyrinth • with Betty Lopez Towey 

A brief meditation will be offered as we begin to enjoy the quiet of the morning.  


Praying with the Words of Poetry 9:00-10:15am • Spiritual Life Tent • with Julie Cook and Kate Barry

Join us for an experience of listening deeply to the words of poetry and in the poem, hearing a special word or phrase that speaks to us.  We will then contemplate these words and the importance they bring to our prayer life and to our life in general.  Handouts will be provided.


The Power of Intention:  Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way • 10:30am11:45am • Spiritual Life Tent with Sister Connie Messitt

Dr. Wayne Dyer was a motivational speaker and a New York Times Best-Selling author.  Using his book, The Power of Intention, we will discover how to have a new perspective on life, how to connect to “Intention; the obstacles to that connection and its impact on others.  You do not need to read the book to come to this session.  There will be input and handouts based on Wayne’s observations. Come and leave enlivened.  



The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lam 9:00am—10:15am • Spiritual Life Tentwith Ryan McNulty

In a five-day meeting, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu looked at their lives to answer the questions: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? What is recorded in this book are their answers and their conversations? What from their conversation can we bring into our lives so that we too may become more joyful, and remain that way when we are faced with difficulties, sadness, or worse? Book available in the gift shop.



Indoor Luminary Labyrinth Walk 8:00-9:00pm Dance Studio in Fisher Gym with Betty Lopez Towey

An opportunity to have a facilitator led labyrinth walk with opportunities for sharing, covering a number of themes to support insight, self-reflection, stress reduction, and ways to explore how to recover our balance in life.



Ten Practical Ways and Insights to Strengthen Your Marriage 9:00-10:15am Spiritual Life Tent with Rev. Bruce Tamlyn

This workshop is for anyone! Whether you are married, single, divorced, in a relationship or not, or want to be in a relationship, this workshop will offer encouragement and support. We will look at some simple and also some more in-depth concepts that serve to enhance and strengthen relationships. Topics will include, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, forgiveness, vulnerability, the role of faith, making the mother and father complexes conscious, and other relevant concepts.  Handout materials will be provided.  Book available in the gift shop.



Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30am Boathouse •  Friday July 7th and Friday August 4th

Women’s Breakfast 7:30am Boathouse •   Thursday July 13th and August 10th.

Mozart Singers Vespers Service 7:30pm Auditorium Friday August 18th

Feast Day Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother Mary 4:30pm Liz Gray Pavilion • Saturday August 15th