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

 

Morning Worship 

Sunday  February 25, 10:00 am

Rev. Leah Parsell Rumsey preaching

 

Dinner Church – Wednesday February 28 – 6:00

If you haven’t checked out Dinner Church, now is the time!  This lively informal service happens every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. We share communion, scripture, prayer and reflection.   Write Leah with questions.

Leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu

Faith Formation: Announcements and Upcoming Events

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Sunday, February 25 – YYA Brunch at IHOP after worship

Friday, March 2 Volunteering at Community Servings from 4-6 pm (transportation provided from the church at 3:00 pm, but students are welcome to meet us at Community Servings as well).   Visit https://www.servings.org/ for more details and write Leah at LRumsey@g.harvard.edu to RSVP or or ask questions.

Sunday, March 11:  YYA Brunch at IHOP after worship

Sunday, March 18: Laser Tag Outing at Laser Quest after worship (this is tentative – look for confirmation in next week’s Constant Contact)

Sunday, March 25:  YYA Brunch at IHOP after worship

Summer Service Trip to Western Mass     June 28 – July 2

High school students are invited to spend five days in prayer and service through the Rural Immersion program at the  Agape Community in Ware, Massachusetts. Agape is an intentional lay Catholic community that welcomes a number of student groups each year for Rural Immersion service learning experiences, and we are blessed to have been invited to spend time with them. Students can expect a week of being outdoors in a beautiful forest setting, prayer and hospitality with a warm and deeply spiritual community, and active, outdoor service projects that support Agape’s food justice and sustainability ministries (with options for indoor or less active projects depending on participants’ physical needs and abilities). 

Information and registration packets have been emailed to youth group families and are available in hard copy at the church. We are limited to a group of ten (including adult leaders), so we encourage students to register as soon as they know they would like to attend. Registration is open through June 15 or until all spots are filled.

Write Rev. Leah Rumsey, Director of Faith Formation,  at leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu with questions, to set up a time to talk further, or for additional soft copy registration packets.

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Read Leah’s Sermon – The Moment of Change and Reformation

 

UCC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE APRIL 6-8 in Portland, Maine 

The Wiegner’s house in Dayton, ME, sleeps about 15 and is approximately 20 minutes to Portland.  For this reason, Gail will be registering for the conference and staying at their house in Dayton. Gail invites any women who might want to go to the conference but would rather not pay for hotel accommodations. To learn more about the conference, OR register, click HERE.  

 

 

PATHWAYS TO PEACE    Sunday, March 11, 4:00-6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

Join Kids4Peace Boston to discover how interfaith youth build peace in Boston and Jerusalem.

Meet inspiring interfaith youth leaders from Boston, hear about peace building in Jerusalem from K4PJ Co-Director Tareq Samman, and enjoy light refreshments with an engaging interfaith community.

RSVP required.

 Hosted by Congregation Dorshei Tzedek and Second Church.

 

ZELENKA LENTEN MUSIC MARCH 11, 10 am

In the context of a living church service, the chancel choir of Second Church performs Zelenka’s Mass in D Minor, ZWV 26, and his heart rending De profundis with instrumentalists of Newton Baroque conducted by  Andrus Madsen.

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT:  MAY 4-6, CRAIGVILLE, CAPE COD

Join other Second Church women and their friends as

we get away for a weekend to reflect on our lives.  

We always return home refreshed and revitalized. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Cost: $179. Deposit REQUIRED: $90 by Feb. 28

 For full information, visit page 7 of the February Spire

 

OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY DIRECTORY IS HERE
Click for information on how to access it.

 

SCOTCH AND GOD TALK: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 8 pm
13 Fuller Terr., West Newton

Come and enjoy community members’ company and talk about how we might be more centered in God’s purpose. It will be a relaxing evening of good conversation with great company. There will be snacks provided, but please bring your favorite bottle of spirits or soft beverage to enjoy with all … or a couple of dollars to offset expenses.

We are returning to this wonderful event, available for everyone in and around Second Church. If you know someone you think will enjoy this, please invite them along. We will meet at the Clark / Holder residence with Jack as our host: 

 

SAVE THE DATE

Sun Mar 11 – 10:00 Cantata
                         4:00 – 6:00 pm  Pathways to Peace 

Fri Mar 23 – 8:00 Scotch and God Talk 

Thurs Mar  29 – 6:30 Maundy Thursday Communion and Light Supper  

Fri Mar 30 – 7:30  Good Friday solemn musical program with Tenebrae

Sun Apr 1 – Easter Sunday 

Fri May 4 – Sun May 6 – Women’s Retreat at Craigville