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


Join Us  For Worship at 10:00
Rev. Mark Seifried preaching

Thanksgiving Sunday    

Consecration of Pledges
with Thanksgiving anthems by Handel and his British contemporary, Maurice Greene


Sunday School –  Sunday, November 19

In Sunday School, we’ll continue learning about saints of the church and start gearing up for Advent as we meet Mary the Mother of Jesus.



Leah’s Starbucks Office Hours Tuesday, November 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Stop by the Newtonville Starbucks (across from Star Market) to chat about faith formation, theology, or anything else that might be on your mind!

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, November 19 – No youth group: Leah will be away at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference

Sunday, November 26 – Thanksgiving Weekend: No Sunday School or Youth Group

Dinner Church – Wednesday November 15 – 6:00

Check out this new weekly service! Come as you are. This is not a potluck, so there’s no expectation that you bring something. This week, we’ll hear Jesus talk about money and politics and work together to create a collaborative sermon. 

You are welcome just as you are – in jeans, with wiggling kids, coming straight from work, in a suit, with questions, with doubts, with your family, by yourself.

A vegetarian dinner is provided.   No RSVP is required.



Donations to City Mission Society

There will be a box in Fellowship Hall to receive new winter coats and jackets, warm socks, gloves, toys and other items. They will be delivered to CMS in Boston.

Mitten Tree Program (through Family Access of Newton)

Starts Nov. 26 

Parishioners may select a child and buy an age appropriate gift and toy which will then be delivered to Family Access. Last year the gifts were greatly appreciated.  Presents for low-income families involved in the Thom Charles River Early Intervention Program in Waltham.  Lissa Gilbert and Amy Ebersole work at this program and see the value and joy that this project brings. Please feel free to ask them questions.  Further information about each option will be provided in the weekly Newsletter. We will also put inserts in the weekly bulletins with more information.

Thank you in advance for support of these projects so that we can bring a little something special to adults and children during this holiday season.


Need by December 3

Please contribute new Christmas cards for use by prisoners at the Middlesex County House of Corrections in Billerica.  Place the cards in the decorated box on the table in Fellowship Hall. They will be collected through Sunday morning Dec. 3.

KEYBOARD INDULGENCES from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

Andrus Madsen, harpsichord

Saturday, November 25, 7:30 pm: Fuller Chapel

Music by William Byrd, John Bull, Peter Phillips and more. All exactly contemporary to the Puritans who settled Massachusetts, but the dour Puritans would have nothing to do with this rollicking music.  It was far too full of pleasure and fun for their taste.

The concert is free for the Second Church family.


Saturday Nov 18   Progressive Dinner

Sunday Nov 19   Thanksgiving Sunday – Stewardship Sunday

Saturday Nov 25  7:30  Keyboard Indulgences