Adult Faith Exploration

The Adult Faith Exploration Ministry helps you grow in faith no matter where you are on your life’s journey. We welcome all with joy and offer programs and events that help you begin or expand your faith journey. Our goal is to enhance the educational and spiritual life of adults in our congregation and community. Come explore with us!

Current/Upcoming Programs

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

Beginning September 29, 2019

Presented by The Adult Faith Exploration Ministry

Continuing in our series about the three religions that share Abraham as an ancestor – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, this fall the Adult Faith Exploration Ministry offers a look at our Christian roots.  Frontline’s, “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians” is a historical documentary that tells the epic story of the rise of Christianity. The four 1-hour videos explore the life of Jesus, his death, and the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created the religion we now know as Christianity. The series will be shown on four Sundays after worship:  9/29, 10/6, 10/27 and 11/3. The first program on Sunday, September 29 at 11:30 will examine how Judaism and Roman rule shaped Jesus’ life. We hope you can join us for this visually compelling and thought provoking study (a light lunch will be provided). If you need child care, please contact Judy Arnold or Laurie Roby so that we can arrange for it.

Bible Study

Second Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact Judy Arnold for more information.

Led by Reverend Judy Arnold, Associate Pastor, this informal group studies and discusses a different piece of scripture each time, looking at the historical, political, and religious factors. What does ancient scripture have to tell us about ourselves and the world we live in today? We seek to discover what God desires for each individually.

Seasonal programs, such as Summer Bible Study and Lent-related events, will be listed here closer to when they occur.

 

Past Programs

Summer Bible Study

Sundays before Worship, 9:00 AM in the Tucker Room
Contact Judy Arnold for more information.

Led by Rev. Judy,  this informal group studies and discusses a different piece of scripture each time, looking at the historical, political, and religious factors. What does ancient scripture have to tell us about ourselves and the world we live in today? We seek to discover what God desires for each individually.

Islam: The First Steps

After worship on March 3, 2019, we held the first in our series about the three religions that share Abraham as an ancestor – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  We began with an introduction to Islam through videos addressing history, beliefs, and practices. Read More….

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Screening 

On Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2019, we viewed this popular, poignant documentary about Fred Rogers and his long-running show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and had a brief discussion period afterwards.

SpeakOUT Boston

SpeakOUT Boston came to our church in October 2018.  SpeakOUT Boston is the nation’s oldest LGBTQIA speakers’ bureau and features a panel of speakers sharing their personal stories.  This program supplemented our recently concluded program, “Transgender Awareness and Understanding” Read More…

Introduction to the Old Testament

In September 2018 we conducted a six week, small group Bible study, using the Massachusetts Bible Society’s Exploring the Bible series Introducing the Old Testament. Read more

 

Civility Workshop

This past April we led an interactive discussion and workshop on the topic of civility.  Read more…

Additional Resources

Adult Faith Exploration News