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



Sunday July 7, 2019

10:00-11:00 am

60 Highland Street, West Newton

Rev. Dr. Carla Bailey, worship leader

It’s summer! We’ll meet downstairs in Fellowship Hall for an informal service around tables and chairs. There will be music, conversation, Scripture, and quiet reflection. 

Continental breakfast is served 9:30-10:00 and the Prayground is open for children under Sydney Koo’s supervision in the same room.

This Sunday our theme will be “community”. What are the values of true community?  Why is “in community” an important way to live? What are the communities in which we all live, to which we give our loyalty and commitment? 
This Sunday we will be joined by Danila Bonino on the violin.  We will be receiving communion as well.
The offering will include items for the Newton Food Pantry.  For needed  products, click HERE.

To reach Fellowship Hall, use the door from the parking lot below the church.

Second Church is an inclusive community of curious and creative spiritual seekers, committed to learning, teaching, doing social justice and embodying a progressive practice of Christianity through loving kindness, engagement and joyful worship.


Potluck Dinner Church – Wednesdays at 6 o’clock

We will continue to meet for potluck dinner with the familiar Dinner Church format during the summer.  Margaret Doris will be the point person for organizing these gatherings.  Please contact her for details and/or if you would be interested in joining in.  Her telephone is 617-462-6161.

For 6-9th Graders
Applications available July 1
In this year-long service, advocacy and mentoring program, students learn about Christian faith, progressive Christian values in service, advocacy, and participation in the practice of democratic citizenship.
If you know any 6-9th graders in the Boston area (not just Newton) who might be interested, please Let Leah know at or text her at 517-449-8145. Additional information is available on page 4 of the July-August Spire.


Support immigrants at the southern border
The very best way to help right now is to send donations of money to organizations doing good work on the ground.  Here are two Carla recommends:   
Immigrant Families Together (   It was founded by Julie Schwietert Collazo, a good friend of Emily Heath, the author whose book we read during Lent. Check out their website.
RAICES   They are desperate for bilingual lawyers to advocate for the rights of the children and families.  We can help by supporting their work financially.  The most effective way to send money is on line.
Food Baskets at Allston Brighton UCC (404-410 Washington St., Brighton) 2nd and 4th Weekend of Month.  Friday afternoon 1-4 process food donations; Saturday 10-1 distribute food baskets to over 80 needy folk from the Community. Questions? Contact Alfredo (781-891-9937) or Lissa (617-332-8795).

Friday Cafe at First Church Cambridge (11 Garden St.)
You can get involved by cooking, knitting hats, dropping off toiletries or dropping by on a Friday, 1-5 pm.  To learn more, click HERE or contact Lissa Gilbert  617-332-8795.  Note that the Cafe does not operate in July and August. 

Do you sew?  We’re preparing school kits for Church World Service. We’ll sew simple book bags and fill them with school supplies in August and September. The pattern and a model are available in Fellowship Hall.


Every Other Thursday starting July 11 at 10 am, in the Living Room

Do you knit? Do you crochet?

Carla invites fellow fiber artists to gather over the summer to make prayer shawls, hats, mittens and scarves.  To get us started, Carla will bring some of her yarn stash and a book of prayer shawl patterns. Or bring your own supplies and projects and join the Fiber Fun!