Small Groups, Classes, Programs

Meet up in small groups in person or over Zoom to talk about spiritual growth, study religious ideas, or simply enjoy companionship

We invite you to consider participating in one of our small groups. Check for details on our calendar page.

Small Groups and Classes

We love to gather to explore God's Word and the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg, and to talk about what it means to live what the Lord teaches us.

Meditation Group

When: every Monday from noon to 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Where: Zoom (online) Click on: Zoom link

Pastor Nathan leads this half-hour reflection and sharing time every Monday. We start with a brief check in, then we meditate on a brief quotation from the works of Emanuel Swedenborg, and we conclude by sharing any thoughts, feelings, or insights that came up during the meditation time. It is a refreshing opportunity to gather and benefit from a brief time of concentrated reflection. We come away from the time together spiritually nourished and ready to continue our day.

Reading Group: Swedenborg's "Divine Providence"

Twice a month Thursday nights from 8-9 pm ET via Zoom. Generally (with a few exceptions), we meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. November and December are two exceptions because of Thanksgiving Day and the Christmas season. Check the Calendar page on this website for specifics.

When: Twice a month on Thursday nights from 8:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)  Please see our Calendar page for details.

Where: Zoom (online) Here is the basic Zoom link, AND you will also need the password: Wisdom  If you need any help, write to newchurchboston@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form. We'll be happy to send you a Zoom invite!

How: We begin each meeting with a brief check in, then discuss a scheduled set of readings, highlighting brief quotations of special interest or insights that come up on reflection.

What: This small group explores the book Divine Providence, one of the works of Emanuel Swedenborg illuminating the teachings of the New Church. You can learn more about the topic and various translations of Divine Providence and New Church theology here.

READING SCHEDULE: The numbers refer to paragraph numbers in the work Divine Providence.

December 9, 2021       paragraphs 114-128

December 16               129-137

January 13, 2022         138-153

January 27                   154-164

February 10                 165-174

February 24                 175-186

March 10                     187-196

March 24                     197-213

April 14                       214-217

April 28                       218-225

May 12                        226-231

May 26                        232-240

June 9                          241-250

June 23                        251-255

To download and print the whole reading schedule (3-up) click on this link: DP Reading Schedule GHO

Programs and Events

Because of the pandemic, we have limited our programs and events. We look forward to when we can safely get together more for community-oriented offerings.

Refreshment Time

When: We love enjoying refreshments on the Sundays after church, when we meet at Congregation B'nai Torah

Where: in the lobby (with face coverings during the Covid era) or outdoors (weather permitting)

Enjoying social time over refreshments together is one of the best tools for building community.