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Winter Sessions

Winter sessions (#wintersesh) are small classes, discussion groups, or activities led by someone in our community. We are excited to offer the following sessions; click on the title to learn more. Be sure to email the host to register and for location specifics.


Live Stream: Redeemer NYC's Formed for Justice Conference

Throughout the Bible, we learn that God is a God of justice, and that through the power of the gospel, Christians are called to live in ways that reflect this justice. In fact, scripture tells us that one of the most powerful ways that the church embodies the gospel is through the love and unity we demonstrate across economic, cultural, and racial divides (Colossians 3.12-15). What does this look like in our fractured society? How can we stay hopeful when it seems we are more divided than ever?

  • Date & Time: Thursday, December 20; 7:30pm

  • Location: The Kims' Home (Brookline)

  • Host: Caitlin Lubinski


Accidental Courtesy

The power of reckless friendship and hope

Davis is from Silver Spring, Maryland, and is a gifted rock-and-roll pianist who has played with the likes of Little Richard and Chuck Berry. What’s more interesting, though, is what Daryl does with his life when he’s not playing the piano. You can see this for yourself in a documentary called Accidental Courtesy which we will be watching together. An African American man, Daryl has a most unusual pastime. He has spent the last thirty or so years of his life befriending high-ranking members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Come and watch this crazy story and discuss what reconciliation looks like!


Thornton Wilder and the Gospel

A reading and discussion of short plays

Thornton Wilder (1897 –1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day. He also wrote about a hundred plays, which were three minutes long and each with three actors, we are going to read two- The Angel that Troubled the Waters and The Flight into Egypt. The themes of these plays are as timeless as the human condition and everyone is rich for a conversation together. Hope you are able to join!

  • Date & Time: Saturday, January 12; 7:30pm

  • Location: The Richeys' Home (Charlestown)

  • Host: Drake and Sarah Richey


Skating and hot cocoa in the North End

Come skate together at the jewel of Boston’s rinks, Stereti in the North End. Skate rentals are available if you don’t have a pair!

  • Date & Time: Sunday, January 20; 3:30pm

  • Location: Stereti Rink, North End

  • Host: Lucy Camarata


Wa wa wachusett…. Saturday skiing at Wachusett

Come skiing with friends at Wachusett. Ski rentals are available at the mountain. Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount and so you can get discounted group tickets.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, January 26

  • Location: Princeton, MA

  • Cost: Group lift tickets (dependent on the number of people who sign up)

  • Host: Drake Richey


Pride and Prejudice Marathon (the Gold Standard)

Come watch A&E version of Pride & Prejudice (the Gold Standard) at Carolyn Stickney’s house. This event will start at 3pm and is anticipated to run until about 9pm. Potluck dinner included with thematic food contributions (such as Lady Catherine de Burgers) welcomed.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, January 26; 3:00-9:00pm

  • Location: Carolyn Stickney's Home (Jamaica Plain)

  • Dress: Optional period costumes for those so inclined!

  • Host: Carolyn Stickney


God, Black Holes, and Aliens

A tour of the Museum of Science led by #DrZuHone

A once in a lifetime opportunity to get a tour of the Museum of Science by an Astrophysicist. We will meet at the museum at 2:00pm. Everyone will have a chance to walk around at their leisure or follow John to focus on astronomy-type stuff. (People can show up afterward in theory if they just want to walk around.) At 3:20pm, we will go to the “Explore the Universe” planetarium show, which is about 40 minutes. Afterwards, we will meet together, somewhere nearby (location to be determined) and sit around and talk about some of the things we saw and heard from a Biblical perspective. Estimated end time of 5:00pm.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, February 2; 2:00-5:00pm

  • Location: Museum of Science

  • Cost: Museum entry ticket

  • Host: John ZuHone


The Art of Letter Writing

Following up on the amazing calligraphy class over the summer, Hannah Hannah Ladesic will lead a class on fancy letter writing where you will get to practice pointed pen calligraphy and learn how to make wax seals and envelope liners.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, February 2; 4:00-6:00pm

  • Location: Hannah Ladesic's Home (Brighton)

  • Cost: $10 for materials

  • Host: Hannah Ladesic


Mr. Rogers and the Gospel

The documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, shows the profound contrast between the world of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and the rest of children’s entertainment. Work like Rogers’ is rare, as are so many of the things that are good for our souls. Though generations (like mine) grew up with Rogers as a fixture in their homes, our culture as a whole seems to be just as toxic as it ever was. Entertainment just as vapid; politics just as hate-filled. Rogers’ place in history is that of a strange, beloved prophet who preached kindness and dignity while the world around him burned. It’s core message is as controversial as the gospel itself — that we are God’s children, innately worthy of loving and being loved.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, February 2; 7:00pm

  • Location: The Webbs' Home (Jamaica Plain)

  • Host: Clayton and Megan Webb


The Gift of Communication

Baby sign language class #allageswelcome

Babies can often communicate via sign language before they can talk. What an amazing way to communicate with your baby or young child! Stay after church on Sunday, February 3 for the special class taught by Wes Ireland and Drake Richey.