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

 

Join Us for Worship on April 30, 10:00
Pastor Mark Seifried preaching

Faith Forum following worship (See below)

West Newton Burial Ground cleanup at 12:30  (see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CE CORNER

Sunday School
April 30:   We talk about filling our minds with goodness

 

Full schedule for youth groups:

Juniors HERE
Seniors HERE

SERIOUS ABOUT SYRIA

Saturday, April 29, 6:00-9:00 pm – Fellowship Hall

Come for a luxurious Middle Eastern meal with friends and neighbors.   All money raised will be tax deductible and will benefit the SAMS Foundation.

” I started researching charities supporting refugees and was particularly impressed with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation, a non-profit 503(c) that has been getting amazing results. Their passionate mission to save the lives of Syrian refugees moved me. I met with the president of the New England chapter of SAMS, Dr. ElShaar and his daughter Ala’a and learned more about SAMS and the impact they are making. ” Barbara Joseph

To attend the benefit dinner on April 29th in Newton, MA:

go to https://www.seriousaboutsyria.org/  and make a $45 tax deductible donation. 

100% of donations will go directly to the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation.   

 

 

Get out your rakes-

On April 30, and help clean up the Historic West Parish Burying Ground, resting place of our Second Church ancestors.  We will begin about 12:30, and work for a couple of hours.  All ages are welcome.  If you would like a sandwich lunch, please indicate this on the sign-up sheet, or call Nancy Brown at 617-527-4195.

This is our annual project for Newton Serves Day, and our efforts have been much appreciated.

 

 

 

GROWING IN FAITH

Sunday, April 30, 11:30 am 

Beginning this month, the deacons will host a monthly forum for those who would like to grow together in faith and engage scripture in a deeper manner than we are able to treat it during worship.

Please join us in the living room as we discuss “Jesus as healer and how Christians may tap into his healing balm today.” The forum will be from 11:30 to 1:00. The scriptures we will be discussing are Mark 1:21-28, Mark 4:31-37, Luke 4:40-41 and Acts 3.1-10.

GARGOYLES AND GLASS
SUNDAY, JUNE 4,  3:00 pm

Historic Newton will be sponsoring a tour of Second Church on Sunday afternoon, June 4.   We will invite the community to learn about our historic building, our awesome wood carvings, and our beautiful stained glass.  We will also be able to share some of our history as a congregation.

Lots of people are needed to help with the tour and serve as hosts.   There will be walkthroughs and training in May, so please don’t feel nervous about having to know everything.

If you would like to help with this community outreach event, please let me know.   

Shirley Taylor    shirley@adsum.com

Annual Second Church Women’s Retreat at Craigville
May 5 – 7

Join other Second Church women as we take some time to get away for a weekend on Cape Cod.  Read More

Read Pastor Mark’s message
DYING WHILE LIVING

Save These Dates

Sat April 29         6 – 9 p.m.   Serious About Syria Dinner  

Sun April 30        11:30  Deacons’ Bible Study Read More
                               12:30  West Parish Burying Ground Clean Read More

Fri – Sun  May 5 – 7   Women’s Retreat at Craigville Read More

Sat May 20           9 – 4   Spiritual Retreat At Walker Center Read More

Sun June              3:00  Gargoyles and Glass Historic Newton tour 
                                 of Second Church

June 19                 12:00 All-church picnic at Fessenden