Young Adult & Adult

It is not good for the human being to be alone.

Genesis 2:18

Drawing upon all our talents, and seeking to find the holy in ourselves and others,  we offer additional faith and spiritual formation opportunities led by the ministers and/or lay persons for young adults and adults.  These include:

  • Bible studyEdwardsChurchNorthamptonMA-7
  • Advent and Lent offerings
  • Theological discussions
  • Prayer shawl ministry
  • Book discussions
  • Topical discussions
  • Poetry readings
  • Movies
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Contemplative healing
  • Gatherings with college students

Book discussion group:

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Join us for discussion around this engaging book which explores the issues of racism, white privilege, power and leadership. It is an engaging and challenging read.  We will meet in the Heritage Room from 7-8:30 p.m on the following Mondays:

October 16 – Chapters 1 & 2

October 30 – Chapters 3 & 4

November 13 – Chapters 5 & 6

November 27 – Chapters 7- 9

Bible Study

All are welcome as we listen for where the Holy Spirit leads us as we explore, wrestle and engage the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday on  Wednesdays from Noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Edwards Room.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Edwards Room to knit, crochet or weave prayer shawls which are blessed by the congregation upon completion.


Mindfulness Meditation Opportunities

Sitting meditation, light yoga and mindfulness practice highlight these popular offerings led by two members of the congregation, one of whom is an international trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.


Join us for Mindfulness Meditation from 4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. in the Edwards Room on:  November 11 and December 10, 2017.

 Gatherings with College Students

Pizza and conversation frame time together with our college students as we catch up and check-in with one another.  Join us in the Edwards Room November 5, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.