Adult Programs

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Education is a lifelong process. We never stop being learners. This is particularly true of our need for ongoing Christian formation. Our Adult Christian Education Program at South Church is designed to help all of us, at whatever stage of life, deepen our knowledge and faith, and to integrate our faith and our gifts into our lives within this rapidly changing world. Opportunities are offered throughout the year in a variety of formats so that each of us may find ways to grow and mature as Christian believers.

We hope everyone will be able to find something of interest within this list of Spiritual Growth Opportunities and special events. Whether you are just considering membership, are a new member, or longtime parishioner, this is your opportunity to get involved at South Church.

Opportunities Booklet 2013-2104 [Read Version] | [Print Version]

50 year member group
A special gathering of South Church's 50 year members to share fellowship and stories!

Faith Forums
FAITH FORUMS are a Sunday morning spiritual study and discussion group. Join us each Sunday morning before worship for a "wake up" cup of coffee, stimulating conversation, and a caring community. We plan to study a number of topics during the year. Please join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the church library.

Adult Mini-Course Series
The ADULT MINI-COURSE SERIES is an opportunity for members of the congregation to share their interest or passion with the rest of us through a short series of classes. Topics have ranged from South Church history to meditation to reading the Gospel of Mark together. These sessions run between 1-4 weeks and usually meet at the church once a week for two hours. Anyone who has knowledge and passion about a topic and who feels that they would like to share it with the rest of us, please get in touch with Roxy Barry, Organizer of the Mini-Courses, at 978-475-8024, or email her at rbarry@andover.edu.

Women's Connection
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The WOMEN'S CONNECTION is a multi-generational group of women who get together for several yearly events including a Fall potluck/fondue party, a December cookie exchange, a late Spring Harbor Cruise and a late Summer pool party. We also have ongoing book groups, walking groups, breakfast and lunch groups. No to-do lists, no agendas, just fellowship and fun. Come join us! Feel free to contact either
Diane Morris or Chris Williams for more information.

Men's Group
The MEN’S GROUP meets every Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30am, and we would like your participation. Come and gather for conversation, humor, support, and fellowship. We talk about life at South Church, family, vocation, hobbies, God, sports, politics, business, pop culture, and anything else on our minds. We invite you to share your joys and your concerns in a safe, confidential, friendly, and nurturing group. This is not a “committee” and we do not require a long term commitment from you. You do not need a reservation, and we don’t take attendance. But we do guarantee that you will feel more connected to the other men in this congregation and more engaged in the life of this wonderful and caring church community. So, come any Wednesday and experience the collective wit, wisdom, and welcome of the SOUTH CHURCH MEN’S GROUP. You’ll be glad you did!

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Calling all needle crafters - novice to expert…to join in the creation of prayer shawls and baby blankets. Stitch by stitch, our mission is to wrap others with love and warmth in times of need and celebration. Monthly meetings are open to all; instructions and patterns for prayer shawls are available. For those who are unable to join meetings, feel free to create on your own. Upon delivery of completed work, please sign the Prayer Shawl log in the church office.

Graduates
The GRADUATES are people who are 50 and over who enjoy hospitality, entertainment, education, service and fellowship. We meet a Saturday of the month from October through April. Meetings are announced in the newsletters, Sunday Bulletin and posted on the Graduates bulletin board located in the hall by the kitchen. Meetings consist of lunch, trivia and a program. Your input is always welcome. Please join us!