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

WBS with guest speaker Bishop Allen Gates, winter 2023

Have you ever wondered why King David is so highly regarded? Would you like to know more about him? Are you interested in his relevance to Jesus and the messianic expectation?

Come join Wednesday Bible study this fall when we spend the year reading 1 & 2 Samuel to learn about this great king of Israel through interactive discussion led by Tracy Rubin. Classes meet mornings from 10-11:30 and evenings 7-8:30 mid-September through May 22, 2024, both in person and online.

Choose from 10-11:30 AM or 7-8:30 PM both in-person and 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.