Sharing life’s journey in Christian faith, love and service.

 

Join Us for Worship Sunday Feb. 26 at 10:00 am
Amy Norton Preaching

Holy Humor Sunday

Amy  recently graduated from Harvard Divinity School, where she received her Master of Divinity and wrote her thesis on Economic Justice and Christian Ethics. She loves exploring and creating new liturgies, spending time outdoors, watching Pats games, eating over-buttered popcorn, and re-reading the Harry Potter series. She is currently very interested in how we can apply the rhythms of the liturgical year to our personal and spiritual lives. 

This is a family service, with child care provided.

Newton Food Pantry offering during church:   Gluten free foods

Note:  Pastor Mark will be on vacation from February 13 to 27. Rev. Susan Brecht will be on call for pastoral emergencies and may be reached at the following number: (818) 389-5958.

CE CORNER

The children are invited to join their parents in church and participate in the family service on February 26.

YOUTH GROUPS   

Full schedule for youth groups:

Juniors HERE
Seniors HERE

Are you at peace?  

 Read Pastor Mark’s sermon from February 12.

 

Annual Second Church Women’s Retreat at Craigville
May 5 – 7

Join other Second Church women as we take some time to get away for a weekend on Cape Cod.  Read More

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Sunday, March 19, 2 pm – Newton North High School

“Fiddler on the Roof” is being performed by the Newton North Theater Dept. 
A group from Second Church plans to go!  We are holding a block of 15 tickets for Sunday, March 19th for the 2:00 pm matinee.  They are $16 each. 

Our own Sydney Koo is in the performance! Deadline to purchase a ticket is March 3rd.
If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Dana Davis dcampdavis@comcast.net  cell 917-887-6444.  Hope you can join us.

COMEDY NIGHT BENEFITS NEWTON FOOD PANTRY

Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm in Fellowship Hall

Support the Newton Food Pantry and come out for a fun night of comedy hosted by CAROLYN PAINE, daughter of Ced and Joy Paine.    Appearing with her will be acclaimed comedians from Greater Boston.

The show is appropriate for high school age and up. Light refreshments will be served. To ensure that all proceeds from the evening will buy the Newton Food Pantry a much needed freezer, we seek ANGELS to defray all necessary expenses.

ANGELS should send a check to the church with Comedy Night Angel appearing in the subject line.

Performance tickets are available at http://2ndchurchcomedynight.brownpapertickets.com, and will cost $20.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students (High School age). 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 4:3O-5:30 pm

Please join the Board of Mission and Advocacy for a conference call with the Family Independence Initiative (FII) in Boston.  While we have many mission partners that Second Church supports, we wanted to learn more about FII because they have done ground breaking work with helping families learn from each other and support each other to break out of the behaviors and cycles that cause generational poverty.  Their work is consistent with the messages in Toxic Charity, a book you will be hearing more about, in that it is vital that any solution offered to a problem have buy-in and participation by the group one is trying to help.

For more information, you can check out their website at this address:

http://www.fii.org/

 

SIGN UP FOR DINNERS WITH OUR TURKISH NEIGHBORS!

      Many of you enjoyed getting to know our Turkish neighbors at the Iftar Dinner last year put on by the Turkish Cultural Center. They have reached out to us once more, asking if individuals, couples, and families would like to join with their members in homes, both yours and theirs, for a dinner and conversation to get to know each other in a more intimate setting. 

     The Turkish Cultural Center, Eliot Church, and Second Church are collecting names of interested families and we will try and match people from each group. We will then get you in touch with each other to make plans for which home to meet in and when. We anticipate this happening over several months. 

     If you have questions, or are interested in being a part of these dinners, please contact Pastor Susan Brecht of Eliot Church at sincerelysusan@sbcglobal.net, or call her at the church: 617-244-3639. If you have children, please include their ages as we will try to match families with similar ages. Couples or individuals are also encouraged to participate. Include your phone number and email address so we can contact you. 

     This is a wonderful way, during these
stressful times, to reach out and support our Muslim neighbors, and to broaden our knowledge of their lives and culture, and hopefully make new friends. They see it as a way to better assimilate into our culture here in the Boston area. 

  I look forward to hearing from you!
Peace, Salaam, Pastor Susan (Pastor of Eliot Church)

New England CROP Leadership Day
Registration Deadline February 25

Saturday, March 25, 9:30 am-3 pm FREE

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury St., Holden, MA

Church World Service urges all UCC churches to send representatives. Read more  HERE

 

RICHARD SPICER
richard spicer

Richard Spicer will be leading the Music Ministy while Andrus is on sabbatical in  January and February.

Read more about Richard.

 

 

 

Save These Dates

Wed Mar 1                 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday worship service

Fri – Sun  May 5 – 7   Women’s Retreat at Craigville