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

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL!

Explore a fire truck and a petting zoo! Play games! Ring the church bell! Popcorn, music, cider!

Learn about ways to volunteer in our community!

As you are able, please bring new socks (men’s or women’s) our neighbors at Bristol Lodge shelters.

This event will take place rain or shine at Second Church (60 Highland Street, West Newton).

 

 SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE JULY 8-SEPTEMBER 2

Informal Summer Worship Services in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am.  Worship will be preceded by a continental breakfast at 9:30 am.  On September 2, Eliot will join us at Second Church for breakfast and worship. 

 

Pastor Liz Magill will lead worship, with the following exceptions when the worship leader will be:

July 15: Margaret Doris-Pierce
August 5: Pat Bonnet
Sept. 2: Rev. Leah Rumsey


INTERIM PASTOR LIZ MAGILL’S SUMMER SCHEDULE

Pastor Liz expects to be at Second Church most Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer. You can reach her at pastorlizM@gmail.com, on facebook, or call 508-450-0431. Unless it is an emergency, please limit calls to 9am to 10pm.

Liz is away July 10-16, and August 2-5.

 

 

We welcome the Reverend Doctor Carla Jean Bailey as our new settled Pastor.  Pastor Carla will begin her ministry on September 1.  

Learn more about Pastor Carla.

CELEBRATE FALL FEST SEPTEMBER 8 and 9

Come one, come all, join in on the activities for Welcoming Weekend on September 8 and 9!

Fall Fest is on Saturday September 8 from 10 to 1.  Fun, informative and purposeful activities being planned to celebrate the beginning of the new church year and the ministry of our new pastor, Rev. Dr. Carla Jean Bailey.  Opportunities to meet mission partners, sign up for outreach activities, and help assemble toiletry kits with socks for homeless shelters.  Visit a petting zoo, step into a firetruck, ring the steeple bell, play games, and enjoy fresh-made popcorn. 

But wait, there’s more!  September 9 Sunday worship will be a wonderful welcome to our new Pastor Carla.  Sweet blessings, indeed.

We need your help!  Please consider volunteering to help with Fall Fest!  Contact Jody Mahr (jmahr0713@gmail.com), Joy Paine (jpaine@fessenden.org), or Lissa Gilbert (emgilbert22@gmail.com). We also welcome “angels” to help fund the activities that involve expenses, and we are asking everyone to donate a new pair of men’s or women’s socks for the toiletry kits. 

What an exciting and meaningful time it is to be part of the Second Church family! Mark your calendar for Welcoming Weekend! 

Dinner Church –    – Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Dinner church will continue through the summer! Beginning in June, we’ll move to doing food potluck style and ask that you bring food of your choice (enough for about five people).   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

 

INTRODUCING TWO NEW FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

Digital Ministry for Families with Young Children

Second Church is offering a weekly mailing designed specifically for families with young children! Each Wednesday, you’ll receive an email with the coming Sunday’s Bible story in an accessible, comic book-style format and a few suggestions for discussion starters or activities. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or caregiver and you’d like to be on this list, write Leah at leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu. Because this is entirely online, we’re able to include friends or family in distant places – all you need is an email address!

JULY AND AUGUST FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE

Sunday, July 29  Youth Group Brunch at IHOP following worship (Note Date Change)

Sunday, August 12 Youth Group Brunch at IHOP following worship

 

SUMMER PICNICS FOR PEOPLE IN TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

More information soon, but hold the following Sunday after church:

August 5  Time and location to come

Picnics are a collaboration between Eliot Church, Agape Waltham and Second Church.

 

 

 

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