Adult Faith Formation

At Mystic Congregational Church, we explore the depths of God’s unending mystery through wonder, honesty, and connection. We believe that faith is never fully formed, but that our faith is dynamic and shaped by our experiences, relationships, and communities across the lifespan. Our faith is shaped in myriad ways, big and small--over coffee hour conversations, during the singing of hymns, in the study of scripture, and in the challenges and joys of daily life. Just as God is still speaking, our faith is always evolving.

At the heart of our approach to faith formation is our belief in the power of stories.  As together we experience God’s eternal story, sharing one another’s stories draws us deeper in connection and expands our understanding of God and our global community. We hope that the conversations and programs that we pursue are drawn from what is most important to you and speak to what is going on in the world around us.  Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you (and your stories!) are welcome here!

We explore stories of faith together through the following discussion groups:

Drop-in Bible Study Sessions After Worship

Faith and Film Series

  • Recent films have included “Twelve Years a Slave”, Contact”, “Jesus of Montreal”, “Babette’s Feast” and "Star Wars: A New Hope".

Lenten Film Discussion Series

  • This season we are watching “God is the Bigger Elvis”, “Romero”, and “Last Days in the Desert”

Congregational Book Reads

  • “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church” by Rachel Held Evans, “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler, and “Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.” by Lenny Duncan