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

Sunday, October 30, 10:00 am
Mark Seifried Preaching

Newton Food Pantry offering during worship:  Seasonal Dessert Mixes



We continue to explore Daniel in the Lions Den, and focus on Jesus as a friend, God in Nature, danieland Sharing our Gifts.  Results of our exploration will be presented during worship in a few weeks.
Full year schedule: 

Juniors HERE
Seniors HERE

STEWARDSHIP – Continuing Jesus’ Work

The theme of this year’s stewardship campaign – Continuing Jesus’ Work – is a recognition of the faith, dedication and service of the past saints of this congregation and the wider church.  The celebration of our building’s 100 years gave us a moment to pause and celebrate our past while discerning God’s will for how we Continue Jesus’ Work individually and as a congregation.

During the week of October 23 you will receive a letter and a pledge card inviting you to prayerfully consider what you are able to pledge in financial support for the infrastructure, staff, programs, and benevolence of Second Church.  Then on November 20 – Stewardship Sunday – pledge cards will be received during worship as our acts of commitment to Continue Jesus’ Work through support of the infrastructure, staff, programs, and benevolence of Second Church.

Let us join together with the faithful from the past and those yet to come, and give generously out of faith, love, charity and hope.

Do you have questions?      Make a pledge online.


Reservation deadline: Oct. 22

We are inviting you and all our building users to come celebrate the many good works that flow from those who use our space, including 2 other communities of faith, 2 schools, numerous 12-step programs, a music school and other church groups.

The party includes a catered entree;  Second Church members are asked to bring soft drinks, salads and desserts.  A program in Fellowship Hall with a short presentation from each of the groups will follow the dinner.. There will also be an “Open House” visiting parts of the building you normally don’t see.

Please let Barbara ( know by Oct. 22 if you plan to attend, bring food or help with set up or clean up.


It’s the most fun evening of the year!

Be a host
Bring Appetizer, Beverage or Dessert
Sign up HERE or in Fellowship Hall


Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 pm – Fellowship Hall

halloweenNursery and elementary school youngsters are invited to attend this kid-friendly dinner and book reading.  Costumes for all ages are encouraged.

Please RSVP by October 24 by calling the church office (617-244-2690)
or email with the words “Halloween Story Time” in the subject line.

Visitation Training Forum – October 30

Pastor Mark is going to offer Visitation Training for anyone in the congregation who would like to participate.  Even if you don’t plan to visit people in nursing homes or hospitals, the focus of the mini-workshop will be “The Ministry Presence.”    Read More.


bazaar2The Bazaar is coming – December 3

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October 30          Visitation Training

November 6        Open & Affirming Conversation   Read More



Second Church Photo Contest
Celebrating 100 years

Submit a photo (or two or any number for that matter!) of anything in or around Second Church that moves you! Use your phone or come to church with your professional camera. Love the stained glass windows? Or the intricate wood carvings? What about the spire or gargoyles in just the right lighting – the possibilities are endless!

Submitting the photos is simple:  Just send photos via email to: Giving a caption to your photo is encouraged but optional.

Start taking photos now until end of September.    All ages are encouraged to participate.

Save These Dates

Wed Oct. 26                 6:00 pm Halloween Story Time Dinner

Sun Oct. 30                  Visitor Training Forum    Learn More

Sat  Nov 5                     Building Users’ Celebration 6:00    Learn More

Sat Nov 19                    Progressive Dinner 6 – 10

Sat Dec 3                     Church Bazaar    Learn More

Do you shop at Star Market?

 If you do, Mission and Advocacy asks you to save Star’s Super Saver Stamps which arestar-market redeemable for kitchen pots and pans. We’ll give the stamps to a family Second Church is helping move into CAN DO’s Taft Project.

When the check-out person at Star asks if you want the stamps, say “yes”, then put them in the decorated box in Fellowship Hall or give them to Lee Longman.


bookletIf you are interested in purchasing ($10) a copy of the Second Church Anniversary booklet which documents our Sanctuary, please email Shirley Taylor (

Proceeds from the sale will help to defray the cost of our 100th Anniversary Celebration.