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

Summer Bible Study

This is traditionally held weekly before our summer worship services. Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

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

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

Transgender Awareness and Understanding

On September 23rd, 45 people packed the Palmer Room for a two-hour 11th Hour presentation by Anne Hoenicke about this subject.  What is “gender identity,” what myriad terms are evolving to capture the transgender experience, why is the Christian teaching of unconditional love so important for the transgender community?  Read more…See also the SpeakOUT Boston program listed above.

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