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

 

 SUNDAY WORSHIP   May 20    10:00

Rev. Mark Seifried Preaching

PROGRESSIVE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FORUM at 11:30 am 

in the living room, led by Rev. Leah Rumsey and the Deacons as we practice our faith together with contemplation of scripture and meditation.

 

Dinner Church –  Wednesday May 23 – 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 SCHEDULE FOR MAY and SUMMER BRUNCHES

 

Thursday, May 17

2030’s Dinner and Jazz Worship at Old South

Join other grad students and young professionals to attend Jazz Worship at Old South Church and go for dinner together afterward. RSVP to Leah at leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu and plan to meet at 6:00 pm at Old South. Indicate in your RSVP if you need a ride.

Because of this event, Leah will not be at Starbucks this week.

Sunday, June 24 Youth Group Brunch at IHOP following worship

Sunday, July 22 Youth Group Brunch at IHOP following worship

Sunday, August 12 Youth Group Brunch at IHOP following worship

August 3-5   2030’s Retreat! Please mark your calendars and keep your eye out for details!

Note: Youth group families will also receive brunch dates in an email in the coming weeks

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

 

Spiritual Retreat
Saturday  May 19    9 – 3   Walker Center in Auburndale

Join the Second Church deacons and the leaders of First Church in Stoneham with Revs. Mark Seifried and Henry Schoenfield facilitating a day of spiritual exploration.

Our focus will be on listening for the voice of God in scripture, conversation and contemplation.

Lunch is included. Please let Barbara know if you plan to attend:

617-244-2690; office@2ndchurch.org. 
RESPONSE DEADLINE:  May 11

 

Iftar Dinner at Second Church – May 29 6:45

Throughout the holy season of Ramadan, observant Muslims practice fasting from sun up to sun down each day. Among the faith tenets of Islam is practicing “radical” hospitality toward neighbors, family, and strangers. Therefore, the practice of playing host in neighbors’ homes is sometime practiced during Ramadan. There is a special meal in the evening called “Iftar” that begins by eating a date and proceeds with a full meal and celebration. Please join us for the Iftar dinner on May 29 when the Turkish Cultural Center of Boston plays host for us. Also participating will be Eliot Church, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

Please contact the church office to say you are coming: office@2ndchurch.org; 617-244-2690.

 

TIME TO CELEBRATE: Saturday, June 9, 5-8 pm

 We will say farewell to Interim Senior Pastor Mark Seifried.  More than two years ago when Pastor Mark came to us, we knew this time would come. Now, let’s have a grand celebration to mark how far we have come.

Do any of you want to be part of the formal program?  In a few minutes, you can speak, sing, mime or otherwise convey your good-bye.  The only limitation is time. Let Joy Paine, Pat Bonnet, or Bubba Sooho know of your interest.

If you wish to contribute to a farewell purse, make a check payable to “Second Church in Newton.”  Put “Mark Seifried” on the memo line.  Give the check to Mary Ayotte, Pat Bonnet, Barbara Cancellieri, or Bubba Sooho.

 RSVP TO office@2ndchurch.org  BY FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018.

It’s party time.

OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY DIRECTORY IS HERE
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44th ANNUAL NEWTON COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST

Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 am             McElroy Commons, Boston College

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones, Assistant Professor of Theology and Core Faculty, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College.

Proceeds from this event will support work of the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony. 

 If you would like to attend, please call the church office at 617-244-2690.   Second Church will cover the cost and purchase tickets.

SAVE THE DATE

Sat May 19         9:00 am – 3:00 pm Spiritual Retreat at the Walker Center

Tues May 29     7:30 Iftar Dinner at Second Church

Sun June 3        10:00   Confirmation Sunday

Sat June 9         5:00 – 8:00  A time to celebrate

June 28 – July 2 – Summer Service Trip to Western Mass