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


 Join Us  For Worship 

Sunday, October 22, 10:00 am

Rev. Mark Seifried preaching

4:00  Youth Groups

5:00  Gothic Halloween for Hurricane Relief  (see below)


The Sunday School group will continue our All Saints unit in preparation for our intergenerational worship service on November 5.  Students can look forward to a giant game of concentration, a new twist on Freeze Dance, and a story about a modern saint.

Youth group (4:00)  will put the finishing touches on Church World Service Clean Up Buckets, play a round of sardines, and then (for those who wish to stay) head to the Gothic Halloween Concert together as a group. 

Looking Ahead:

Crop Walk  Sunday, October 29
The youth group will walk in the CROP walk in support of Church World Service. You can contribute to help sponsor their walk here

All Saints Day Inter-generational Service November 5
At this intergenerational service, we will honor and remember saints past and present. PLAN TO COME TO WORSHIP DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE SAINT, noting that in our context, “saint” might mean anyone from St. Francis to your childhood Sunday School teacher to a favorite spiritual hero.

Leah’s Starbucks Office Hours

Tuesday, October 24 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!

Dinner Church – Wednesday October 18 – 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.



Sunday, October 22, 5:00 pm  

Donations will go to The Boston Foundation Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico. The program will feature WCVB, Channel 5, anchor and sportscaster Josh Brogadir who will render a dramatic reading from Poe’s “The Raven.” Andrus Madsen will perform spooky organ music as well as perform with some musicians from Newton Baroque. There also will be a short dance film based on Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” which was choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine.  

A representative from Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico will be at the event to speak about how the fund is used to help the people of Puerto Rico.  

Please come and enjoy a dramatic concert in the spirit of the season and also donate to this fund to help Puerto Rico as it recovers from Hurricane Maria. 


Friday, Oct. 27, 8 pm, 13 Fuller Ter., West Newton

Come and enjoy community members’ company and talk about how we might be more centered in God’s purpose. It will be a relaxing evening of good conversation with great company. There will be snacks provided, but please bring your favorite bottle of spirits or soft beverage to enjoy with all … or a couple of dollars to offset expenses.

We hope to make this a monthly event, available for everyone in and around Second Church. If you know someone you think will enjoy this, please invite them along. We will meet at the Clarke/Holder residence with Jack as our host.


November 12  Before you Die – Forum 

November 18   Progressive Dinner