- Our Adult Education Offerings
- Our Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Jewish Roots of Christianity
Sunday, April 14, 21, and 28, 2013; 11:30am
All programs start at 11:30 with a lunch. Childcare is available
We will watch a remarkable documentary entitled “Jews and Christian – A Journey of Faith” by Gerald Krell and Meyer Odze.
The video explores common beliefs, traditions and rituals shared by Judaism and Christianity. Based on the book “Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith” by Dr. Marvin Wilson.
Welcome back Greg Mobley, Professor of Christian Bible at Andover Newton Theological School. He will lead a discussion on “The Parting of the Ways: The Early Christian Perspective”.
We are happy to have Rabbi Jay Perlman of Temple Beth Shalom join the conversation.
Saturday April 27, 10:00am – Noon
Needham residents are invited to join the conversation about gun safety, the impact of violence in society, and our related rights and responsibilities at a public forum on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am to noon. Hosted by the Congregational Church of Needham (1154 Great Plain Ave.), the forum’s mission is to raise awareness and educate our community about gun safety as a matter of public health.
Presenters include Rev. Heike Werder, Associate Minister, Jon Mattleman, Director Needham Youth Services, Drs. Bradley Linden, MD and Eric Fleegler, MD of Boston Children’s Hospital, and Kathy Walsh, Needham Resident.
Mission 4/1 Earth Service Day
Sunday May 5 – 11:30am
Please join us in putting our faith into action by doing some earth care around our church property. We will do some general clean-up, trimming bushes and trees, and plant some flower around the property. We will have lunch at the church, and then get right to work. Please bring your own tools.
Women’s Retreat on Cape Cod – Different Ways to Pray
Friday May 10 – Saturday May 11, 2013
Topic: Anne Lamott’s book “Help, Thanks, Wow” will be the basis for our retreat, and we will be exploring different ways to pray – through art, song, silence. The cost: $ 98.00 (one overnight and three meals)
Please contact Rev. Heike (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up and reserve your spot.
If you feel rushed, getting overwhelmed by all the demands of life, or want to find a way to create a quiet space in your busy life consider joining a Faith Circle.
A Faith Circle is a group of 7-10 church members who don’t necessarily know each other, but who agree to meet together regularly. Each Faith Circle will be led by trained leaders. Each group meeting will offer some readings or inspirational excerpts from a variety of modern spiritual writers with sharing time to be followed.
Rev. Susan Cartmell is leading a faith circle in the first Sunday of every month (Reception Room);
Family Support Group – Rev. Susan Cartmell leads this group for all who struggle with family issues; 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (Reception Room)
Cancer support group – Rev. Susan Cartmell leads this weekly support group on Monday morning, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. (Reception Room)
Our current lineup of Adult Education classes offers some great opportunities. To sign up for classes, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 781-444-2510.