CP2

CP2  is a ministry laboratory devoted to providing opportunities for contemplative practice and spiritual discernment, as well as opportunities for creative collaboration in our community and the world. Regular offerings include:   Rev. Dr. Holly Benzenhafer  is a trained and certified spiritual director and contemplative Christian, who seeks to incorporate intentionality, discernment, and compassion into holistic daily living and community. She develops contextually-oriented spiritual practices; creative spiritual formation; and spaces for balancing work, rest, sleep and worship as sacred acts. Holly is currently available for spiritual directioning in the community, and will be offering meditation and contemplative breath prayer beginning in September. More details to come.   Dooseon Woo  offers  Movement to Music for Seniors  eachWednesday 10:30AM and 2:30PM in the Coombs Lounge (just inside the Warren Street entrance - this is an accessible location). Dooseon believes in the power of music and movement to stretch our minds and bodies into new and healing patterns of being in the world. Her class is offered to all seniors of varying degrees of ability and ableness.

CP2 is a ministry laboratory devoted to providing opportunities for contemplative practice and spiritual discernment, as well as opportunities for creative collaboration in our community and the world. Regular offerings include:

Rev. Dr. Holly Benzenhafer is a trained and certified spiritual director and contemplative Christian, who seeks to incorporate intentionality, discernment, and compassion into holistic daily living and community. She develops contextually-oriented spiritual practices; creative spiritual formation; and spaces for balancing work, rest, sleep and worship as sacred acts. Holly is currently available for spiritual directioning in the community, and will be offering meditation and contemplative breath prayer beginning in September. More details to come.

Dooseon Woo offers Movement to Music for Seniors eachWednesday 10:30AM and 2:30PM in the Coombs Lounge (just inside the Warren Street entrance - this is an accessible location). Dooseon believes in the power of music and movement to stretch our minds and bodies into new and healing patterns of being in the world. Her class is offered to all seniors of varying degrees of ability and ableness.

Other projects offered through CP2 at First Baptist Church in Needham:

circles of silence

The next Circle of Silence will be held July 13, 2019, and will be facilitated by Rev. Charlene Zuill, the Spiritual Life Coordinator at Boston University School of Theology. More details soon to follow!

The next Circle of Silence will be held July 13, 2019, and will be facilitated by Rev. Charlene Zuill, the Spiritual Life Coordinator at Boston University School of Theology. More details soon to follow!

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Check back with us at fbcneedham.org for details about future Circles. To register for a Circle email churchoffice@fbcneedham.org or call 781-400-5867.

Check back with us at fbcneedham.org for details about future Circles. To register for a Circle email churchoffice@fbcneedham.org or call 781-400-5867.


FIGS Initiative

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We invite you to two sessions (May 12 and September 29, 2018) which will encourage and enable churches to nurture and tend the work of our congregations.

 If the fig tree is well tended, it can produce abundantly…

Creating a flourishing kin-dom in the world to the glory of God begins with flourishing institutions for the glory of God. The idea behind the FIGS for Christ Initiative is taken from Luke 13. We, like the farmer in the parable, hope and expect to see results and growth in our churches year after year, but we often neglect to tend the soil – to dig around and investigate, and tend matters related to faith and finance, inquiry and identity, guidance and governance, and support and sustainability. Attention to these vital roots of ministry, often the hardest to address in our individual contexts, is of utmost importance for our churches if we expect to produce any fruit worth tasting for our world, and hope to sustain a life-giving presence and witness for Christ and God’s kin-dom.

Church clergy and lay leadership are invited to participate together in a transformational opportunity that is sure to strengthen our churches and leadership for abundant and fruitful ministry. We will engage in learning and listening with expert consultants and with the stories of our lived experiences; we will share in a time of Christian spiritual practice and collaborative art; we will eat together and worship together as well – a reminder that everything we do as Christian institutions should be to the glory of God.

First Baptist Church in Needham
858 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
(also accessible by commuter rail)

For more information send an email to:  figsforchrist@gmail.com

Plans are in the works for future FIGS for Christ opportunities.


Historical preservation -

a commitment of 162 years and counting

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First Baptist Church in Needham is making a concerted effort to preserve our historical archives and building in order that they might continue to inform, serve, and offer hospitality in our world. Stay tuned for updates on this process.