We are pleased to offer a variety of opportunities to enrich your spiritual life. Find something which interests you and give it a try!
Classes for those interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church. Topics include history of the church, the Book of Common Prayer, and social policies. The classes can be a preparation for confirmation, reception to the Episcopal Church, or a “refresher”. For more information, please contact the church office at 413-584-1757.
Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday, 7-8 a.m.
St. John’s men meet each week in the parlor for fellowship, bagels, coffee and juice. The format is a wide-open seminar with gentle moderation by our friend and convener Don Robinson. We generally study one book at a time, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. Occasionally we select a relevant non-Biblical text. We differ, agree, and sometimes bond in our bewilderment, all in a spirit of frankness, forgiveness, and fellowship. All men of the parish and male friends from beyond are welcome.
Wednesday Morning Lectio Divina
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
This small group meets before the Wednesday Holy Eucharist to meditate on scripture.
Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month), Potluck dinner at 6 p.m., Lesson 7-8 p.m.
The Emmaus Group meets at the Friends Meeting House (during construction) on Wednesday evenings (except when there is a Taize service on the first Wednesday of the month), for a sharing of our faith journeys. After a delicious meal, the lesson begins with a springboard reading or video and continues with discussions of our personal reactions to the topic under study. Topics are chosen by consensus and have included “Progressive Christianity,” Rob Bell’s NOOMA series, Julian of Norwich, Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven, The Parables, and the Nicene Creed. The current topic is Dwight Zscheile’s People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity. Membership is open, and drop-ins are always welcome. For more information, please contact the church office at 413-584-1757..
Friday Morning Group
Friday, 10 a.m.
This group meets in the parlor where they read and discuss the lessons appointed for the following Sunday. All are welcome.