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


Join us for Worship on Sunday, July 24  10:00
Coffee and fellowship at 9:30

Informal dress is encouraged.

Newton Food Pantry offering:  TUNA FISH  

See a full summer schedule of worship services.

EvictedBook Group

Wednesday, July 20, 7:30-9:00 pm – Living Room
Discussion on housing for the poor

The Board of Mission and Advocacy  is sponsoring a discussion of Matthew Desmond’s acclaimed recent book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

This second meeting will be held in the church living room.    The group that gathered to begin the discussion in June agreed that this is a very important and well written ethnographic look at the consequences of eviction.   Please join in the discussion even if you have not read the book and even if you did not participate in the first discussion.


Summer Picnics for those Living in Transitional Housing

Last year Eliot Church hosted some picnics for families living in local Hotel Shelters.  Some people from Union Church, Grace Church, Eliot Church, United Parish, and United Methodist have been meeting with Kim Gluck and Lissa Gilbert to plan the picnics this year.

Dates: at Eliot Church from 12:30 to 3 pm on
 8/7, and 8/21

Volunteer help needed –   READ MORE


On October 1, 1916, Second Church moved its parish home from Washington Street in West Newton up the hill to our present home on Highland Street.  Under the direction of J. Edgar Park, the glorious gothic style building had been completed in less than two years, and was dedicated “as a tribute of gratitude and love to Him in whom we live and move and have our being.”

Now, one hundred years later, we are planning a celebration:  not just a celebration of our building, but a celebration of the life and ministry of Second Church.  It is an opportunity to re-dedicate our Second Church mission and to invite the folks who share our building, our West Newton neighbors and the wider community to learn about our Second Church mission and join in our celebration.

Read MORE about how you can get involved.


Second Church Photo Contest
Celebrating 100 years

Submit a photo (or two or any number for that matter!) of anything in or around Second Church that moves you! Use your phone or come to church with your professional camera. Love the stained glass windows? Or the intricate wood carvings? What about the spire or gargoyles in just the right lighting – the possibilities are endless!

Submitting the photos is simple:  Just send photos via email to: Giving a caption to your photo is encouraged but optional.

Start taking photos now until end of September.    All ages are encouraged to participate.

ocwmSecond Church Receives OCWM Award

Second Church will be recognized at the Massachusetts Conference annual meeting on June 19, for being the the top giver of United Church Mission in the Massachusetts Conference for 2015.


Save These Dates

Sept 11                  Welcome Back Sunday

Oct.  2                   Celebration of 100 years