Second Hour

“Second Hour” will resume in September.  Following the 10 a.m. worship service and coffee hour, we host what we call a “Second Hour.” This is an opportunity to gather as a community to deepen our learning, engage in conversation, and sometimes just eat good food. While these events occur after the Sunday morning worship service, there is no expectation that you need attend the service in order to come to the Second Hour event. These events are always free and open to the public. They are held in Community Hall towards the back of the building, near the parking lot.

Recordings of selected Second Hours:

March 31, 2019: The Age of Quantum Entanglement with Louisa Gilder (video)

March 24, 2019: Sex and Gender 101 with Drew Herzig (video)

February 17, 2019: Religion and Science with Professor George Dreyfus (video)

December 2, 2018: State of the Refugee Crisis with “No Lost Generation” (video)

November 4, 2018: The Witness of Howard Thurman with Professor James Manigault-Bryant (video)

October 28, 2018: Spirit, Mothering, and the Black Freedom Movement with Professor Rachel Harding (video)

September 23, 2018: Conversation on Immigration with Professor Scott Wong and Setsuko Winchester (video)

May 20, 2018: Reverend Jim Antal on Climate Church, Climate World (video)

April 8, 2018: March for Our Lives Mt. Greylock Regional High School Panel (video)

November 5, 2017: Luther’s Revolutionary Children with Dr. Peter Starenko (video)

October 29, 2017: Luther After 500 Years with Dr. Peter Starenko (video)

March 5, 2017: The Making of a Racist with Professor Charles Dew (video)

November 6, 2016: Religion and the Environment: Sacred and Secular Space with Professor Nicolas Howe (video)

October 23, 2016: The Word Became Flesh: How to Read the Gospel of John with Professor Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre (video)

May 15, 2016: Early New England Church Architecture with Professor Michael Lewis (video)

April 24, 2016: The Gospel of Mark and Utopian Social Dreaming with Professor Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre (video)

April 10, 2016: Beyond the Paris Climate Agreements with Professor Bill Moomaw (video)

November 14, 2015: Williamstown Historical Museum Presents: First Church & Williamstown: 250 Years Together with Moira Jones (video)

May 10, 2015: Moving Towards a Sustainable Meetinghouse with Jim Nail (video)

March 1, 2015: Divest/Re-Invest: Fossil Fuel Free Panel Discussion (video)

February 22, 2015: Divest: Dispatch from the Faith Community and the Legislative Frontlines with Reverend Jim Antal and Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing (video)

January 25, 2015: Williamstown 1765: The New World Frontier with Professor Sam Edgerton (video)

October 19, 2014: Catholic Response in Art to the Protestant Reformation with Professor Zirka Filipczak (video)

February 9, 2014: Moses in Deuteronomy with Professor Edan Dekel (video)

January 12, 2014: Moses in Exodus Part I with Professor Edan Dekel (video)

December 8, 2013: Is the “End of Time” at Hand? with Professor Glenn Shuck (video)

November 10, 2013: Hoosick River Restoration with Judy Grinnell (video)

September 15, 2013: 50th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing with Professor Stewart Burns (video)

May 12, 2013: Religion and the Arab Spring with Professor Magnus Bernhardsson (video)

May 5, 2013: The Current Crisis of Authority within Catholicism with President Emeritus Frank Oakley (video)

April 7, 2013: The Parables of Jesus in Contemporary Settings, Part 3 with Dr. Richard Q. Ford (video)

March 24, 2013: The Parables of Jesus in Contemporary Settings, Part 2 with Dr. Richard Q. Ford (video)

March 17, 2013: The Parables of Jesus in Contemporary Settings, Part 1 with Dr. Richard Q. Ford (video)

March 3, 2013: God’s Covenant with Abraham, Part 2 with Professor Edan Dekel (video)

February 24, 2013: God’s Covenant with Abraham, Part 1 with Professor Edan Dekel (video)

February 10, 2013: The Keystone XL Pipeline: Environmental Concerns with Bill McKnight and Professor Sarah Jacobson (video)

January 27, 2013: Identifying Indian Religion with Professor Sam Crane (video)

January 13 or 20, 2013: The Invention of Religion in Japan with Professor Jason Josephson (video)

January 6, 2013: Religions and Cultures in China with Professor Sam Crane (video)

December 9, 2012: Catholicism 101: The Impact of Vatican II with Fr. Gary Caster (video)

November 11, 2012: Catholicism 101: Before and After the Reformation with Fr. Gary Caster (video)

November 4, 2012: Catholicism 101: The Formation of catholic Christianity with Fr. Gary Caster (video)