Grow Your Faith

Ministries of Transformation

At Trinity, all of us—committed Christians as well as those just beginning to explore—are pilgrims on the way. We believe that Bible study, theological reflection and spiritual practice are transformative. They are essential to strengthening our faith, preparing us to serve others and deepening our relationship with God.


Christian formation activities for adults, children and youth are available on most Sundays and at other times during the year. To learn about upcoming events, subscribe to our Friday e-newsletter, Trinity NOTES, using the form at the bottom of this page.

Children & Youth

Trinity offers programs for children and youth to help them grow in the Christian faith and experience the presence of God in their lives. Programs are designed for three age groups:

  • 3-7 years
  • 8-12 years
  • 13-16 years

We also offer childcare during worship, although we encourage parents to include their children in our Sunday worship service.


Christian formation for adults meets most Sundays (from September through May) at 9 am. Each year we choose a theme to reflect on and deeply explore. During the summer, we offer Bible study on Sunday mornings (in person) and Wednesday evenings (in person and online). Details on upcoming classes are announced in the parish newsletter, Trinity NOTES.


Centering Prayer is a simplified form of meditation in the Christian tradition, developed in the mid-1970s by Father Thomas Keating and his Trappist monks. Similar to the  Eastern Orthodox tradition of putting the mind in the heart, Centering Prayer aims to unlock compassion and move us beyond egoism to do-good-ism.

We gather online for Centering Prayer on Thursdays from 12 to 1 pm. We open with a prayer or poem, followed by 20 minutes in silent prayer. During the last hour half (which is optional), we discuss a text that helps deepen our knowledge and understanding of Centering Prayer. We also share spiritual concerns with one another.

If you have questions, or are interested in joining us, contact one of our co-leaders, B.B. Vaughn or Jane Perry.


In August 2017, Charlottesville experienced a public protest marked by violence and hatred that resulted in the death of one woman, injuries to dozens of peaceful protesters and emotional trauma to untold numbers of residents. Sadly, the “Unite the Right” rally was only the most recent manifestation of white supremacy and racial oppression in this historic city.

The Rev. Patricia Jones Turner, a minister and retired social worker who was raised at Trinity Episcopal Church, created the White Feather Educational and Historical Project to inspire cultural responses to historical oppression and its harmful implications. Trinity hosts an ongoing series of White Feather Project workshops and other activities that address privilege, power and control, as well as topics related to discrimination, including the impact of desegregation. These programs are made possible by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's Heal Charlottesville Fund.

Visit the White Feather Project website to learn about its mission and find out about upcoming events. Announcements of White Feather Project activities are also included in Trinity's weekly e-newsletter, Trinity NOTES. 

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