Adult Education

Join us as we seek new opportunities for spiritual growth. Our popular Bible Study, Adult Forums, and classes/group discussions provide us with opportunities to continually learn and grow as disciples of Jesus.  To learn more about scheduled forums and events, check our calendar.

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Who knew that the Gospel of Matthew has so much to say about immigration, Jesus being a refugee with his family when they fled Herod?

Who knew the Gospel of Matthew has so much to say about the role of women, demonstrated by their being present at the crucifixion, the first at the empty tomb, and the first to meet the resurrected Christ?

Who knew the Gospel of Matthew has so much to say about church policy and how the community should function?

Our companion text is by William Barclay and is provided for all thanks to the Scripture Study Fund.  Barclay includes a lot of historical information that explains the setting in which Jesus lived and worked.  He also provides useful insight into the translation process that affects what we read in English and how it differs from the original Greek.

Morning class meets September 18, 2019- May 20, 2020 from 10-12 noon; evening class from 7-8:30 PM. This is not a lecture format, but a discussion-based opportunity led by Tracy Rubin, MTS, Harvard Divinity School. Any degree of participation is welcome. Please come join this exciting (yes, exciting!) group as we grapple with important questions that everyone faces today, thinking about the issues of our times through the lens of what Jesus taught.

Putting Down Roots

Everything you always wanted to know about Christ Church Needham and the Episcopal faith. This fall, a six-session program called “Putting Down Roots” will address beliefs, worship, theology, sacraments, governance and history of the Episcopal church as well as how members of Christ Church live out love of God and neighbor in the world. Taught by Christ Church clergy and lay leaders, the program is open to all: new residents of Needham, people considering joining and people who are already members. Class dates and times will be arranged after we hear from you. If you’re interested, please email the our rector, Rev. Nicholas Morris-Kliment.

Adult Forums

We hold Adult Forums on selected Sundays after the 10 a.m. service.  Most of the book discussions and forums are led by clergy and parishioners, with occasional guest speakers. We invite members to come forward with ideas, including speaking about a topic they would like to share with fellow parishioners.  Check the calendar for upcoming forums and events.

Seasonal Series and Retreat Days

Advent and Lent present opportunities for renewed learning and reflection. During these seasons, we offer programs geared to help people enter more deeply into their relationship with God. Retreats, daily readings and reflections, and discussion groups are examples of our Lenten and Advent offerings.

Women’s Group

Our women’s  group gathers periodically throughout the year for friendship, food, conversation, and spiritual enrichment. We have enjoyed together brunches, dinners, small group discussions, book groups, and retreats.