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.

Wednesday Bible Study: Acts  of  the  Apostles

Have you ever considered Bible Study?  Has the time never seemed right? Now may be the time.

The book of Acts of the Apostles chronicles the earliest days of the Jewish movement that became Christianity.

Just as Genesis provides a foundation for Judaism, Acts is the foundation for our faith.

Join Wednesday Bible Study as we spend the next academic year learning about Peter, Paul, Jesus’ brother James, the Jerusalem Council in 50 CE, and so much more. We will explore how traditional Jewish practices evolved into the prayers and rituals we know as Christians. We use a discussion format rather than lecture style which results in deeply personal, meaningful insight.

Classes will meet from Wednesday, September 21, 2022-May 24, 2023.
Choose from 10-11:30 AM both in-person and on Zoom or 7-8:30 PM on Zoom.
Companion texts are free of charge and will be distributed at the first class.

Contact Ali Heard at to register for this class led by Tracy Rubin, MTS, Harvard Divinity School.


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.