For the month of February, the Congregational Church of Needham is committing to pursue the issue of justice through our Adult Education program. February is also Black History month which invites us to reflect on matters of race in America. We invite you to join us at a variety of events that spark conversation, reflection, and action.
Sunday February 1, time TBD
Join us in watching the movie “Selma” together. If the movie is available to stream, we will show the movie at the church; but if it has not been released yet, we will watch it together at a local venue. Please contact the church at 781-444-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information in regards to logistics.
Sunday, February 8, 11:30am
The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission Society will join us to share her experiences about her trip to the south where she met witnesses of time in regards to the events in Selma
Sunday, February 15, 11:30am
We will watch The Future of Race in America: a Ted Talk by Michelle Alexander based on her book “The New Jim Crow”; Alexander argues that young black men and women are incarcerated more often and longer than their white counterparts for the same or similar offenses, and once convicted they are barred from ever again fully participating in society. Her book is a challenging read, and her TedTalk is amazing.
Sunday, February 22, 11:30am
Guest speakers: Dr. Adrian Haugabrook and Peter Goddard will offer a discussion on “Raising Black Children”. Dr. Haugabrook is the Vice President for Student Success and Engagement at Wheelock College, and he is a deacon at Myrtle Baptist Church in Newton. He will be joined by a good friend of his, Deacon Peter Goddard, also from Myrtle Baptist Church, who grew up in Needham, is white and raising African America children.
Please contact the church at 784-444-2510 or email@example.com with any questions. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for these Adult Ed opportunities at the church.
Sunday’s at 11:30am
Everyone is welcome to join the Bible Study group that meets after church. If you have thought about seeing what bible study is like, we invite you to join us in the conference room from 11:30-12:30 after church. We will be discussing the gospel of John, and all are welcome to drop in any week that you are able. This is a great opportunity to discuss your spiritual questions with other people of faith. For more information, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-444-2510.
Faith Circle Book Club
Thursday’s from 10:30am-Noon
The Faith Circle Book group will begin on Thursday, Jan. 29. The group will run from 10:30-12:00 for 9 weeks (not including Feb. school break). We will be reading, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Reverend Desmond Tutu. Looking forward to the book and our discussions. For more information, contact the church at email@example.com or 781-444-2510.
Fellowship and Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Cancer Support Group
Rev. Susan Cartmell leads this weekly support group on Monday mornings, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. This group is open to anyone who would like to join. Please contact Rev. Susan at 781-444-2510 if you have any questions.