First Community Church of Southborough Massachusetts


First Community Church of Southborough Massachusetts
First Community Church of Southborough
(508) 485-2607
137 Southville Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Spiritual Exploration Reading Group

Meeting Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 PM

Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday Afternoons with Rev. Sanderson

I do a lot of reading (actually nowhere near as much as I would like). What I would like to do this coming year is to share what I am reading with people from our church and anyone else (all are welcome) who might be interested in exploring and discussing what I feel are interesting and relevant topics.

Our Tuesday Spiritual Study and Growth Group will meet every Tuesday from 2:30 – 4:00 PM unless otherwise posted.

This year we will be reading the classic Hindu spiritual text Bhagavad Gita, A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell.  When I first read this as an undergraduate philosophy major, it had a profound impact on me.  Over the years I have come to realize how congruent the teachings that Krishna imparts to Arjuna are with our own Christian faith.  Our first two American sages, Emerson and Thoreau, spoke of the Gita with the greatest respect, and Mahatma Gandhi described it as his “eternal mother.”  It fits in well with the theme of our Sunday morning Bible study: Conversations With God.

We have begun by reading the section on Hinduism in The Sacred East to get a sense of where the Gita fits into the culture and spirituality of this, the world’s oldest religion.

Please join us as we read and discuss this book and as we listen to an excellent recorded commentary on the spiritual paths or yogas that are presented in this book by one of the senior teachers at the Boston Vedanta Society

Everyone is welcome! We will slowly and carefully read the book together as a group and discuss the ideas presented as we go along. Even if you can’t make all of the sessions, I trust you will find the insights of each meeting helpful to you in your own faith journey, in your journey toward healing and wholeness.

The Spiritual Reading Group meets in the church vestry. Please use one of the Highland St. entrances.


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