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

Adult Spiritual Study & Growth


In addition to teaching the Confirmation Class and leading the Sunday morning Adult Bible Study, Reverend Sanderson leads two or three adult spiritual study and growth groups every year.

On Tuesday afternoons we have a book study. In these meetings, we address matters of faith as well as the spiritual dimension of psychological issues like anxiety, grief, and depression. We often devote one study group a year to the study of one of the major world religions.

Note: Now that Covid appears to be under control, we are pleased to announce that we have restarted our Tuesday Afternoon Study Group.


Over the past few years, the topics we have addressed have included the following:

  • The Spiritual Dimension of Grief
  • Understanding Islam
  • “From Jesus to Christ” video series on the early church
  • “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse (on the experience of enlightenment)
  • Cancer as a Transformative Experience
  • The Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of Anxiety
  • “Misquoting Jesus” by Bart Ehrman (on biblical criticism)
  • Dreams in the Bible – A Jungian Analysis
  • Joseph Campbell – “The Power of Myth” (video series)
  • The Relationship of Quantum Field Theory to the Phenomenon of Intercessory Prayer
  • “Jesus Christ – Superstar” (discussion of the theology)
  • “The DaVinci Code” by Dan Brown (discussion)
  • The Gnostic Gospels


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