STAR Adult Education:
Spirit, Transformation, Adventure, Reflection


The STAR Committee sponsors programs for adults that encourage spiritual growth, religious understanding, and vibrant community connections. These programs of Spirit, Transformation, Adventure, and Reflection illuminate our world and help us navigate our lives.

Please consider joining us as a facilitator, a participant, or both! If you would like to propose a STAR program, please email We welcome program ideas from September to May.

Read the Events page for more details on these programs and for more information on late-developing (but equally inspiring) new offerings. Below please find our ongoing events. If you do not see what you are looking for here, the Events page has all of our one-time offerings.


Ongoing Events


Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a method of reading and listening, lingering with, and sharing personal responses to selected biblical texts. Diverse responses to the text provide new insights and help us grow in our spiritual lives and set intentions for our daily lives. Drop­-ins are always welcome!

Meets Online Tuesdays at 7 am to 8 am, Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am, and Thursdays at 8 am to 9 am. 



Looking for support for your meditation practice? First Parish has a variety of virtual and in-person offerings for 30 minute silent sitting in community:
  • On Zoom: Sundays 9:00-9:30am,  Tuesdays 6:00-6:30pm
  • In-Person: Mondays 6:00-6:30pm in the Parlor at First Parish  (beginning 12/5/22)
Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. Please feel free to drop in whenever you like–no ongoing commitment required.
For more information, or to be added to the list to receive each Zoom session’s unique link, please email

Look forward to having you join us!

Courtyard Gatherings

Would you like to spend more time with other First Parish people, in person and outdoors? Our STAR adult religious education committee has organized ten programs in our courtyard, between mid-September and the end of October 2021. Some of these programs are playful, some invite people to share deeply, and some are both. Most are drop-in conversations or games where you are invited to just show up. Some require an RSVP or registration. View the full list of upcoming courtyard gatherings on our event feed.

Meets various dates and times in the First Parish Courtyard.



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Please feel free to reach out to STAR if you have interest in joining any of our present offerings or if you have requests or ideas for future programming in the future.