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

 

Join Us for Worship Sunday February 19 at 10:00 am

Tim Seery preaching.

Tim  is a third year M.Div. candidate at Harvard Divinity School pursuing ministry in the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. A native of North Central Montana, Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Harvard College. His work at Harvard has centered around homiletics and pastoral care. He is currently finishing his master’s thesis on the future unity of the United Methodist Church. Tim loves the beauty of his two traditions: the grace of Wesleyan theology set alongside the rich intellectual tradition of reformed Congregationalists. Outside of church, Tim’s passion is international backpacking — having just recently visited his 32nd country. 

This us a family service, with child care provided.

Newton Food Pantry offering during church:   Gluten free foods

Note:  Pastor Mark will be on vacation from February 13 to 27. Rev. Susan Brecht will be on call for pastoral emergencies and may be reached at the following number: (818) 389-5958.

CE CORNER

The children are invited to join their parents in church and participate in the family service on February 19.

YOUTH GROUPS   

Full schedule for youth groups:

Juniors HERE
Seniors HERE

Are you at peace?  

 Read Pastor Mark’s sermon from February 12.

 

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

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Sunday, March 19, 2 pm – Newton North High School

“Fiddler on the Roof” is being performed by the Newton North Theater Dept. 
A group from Second Church plans to go!  We are holding a block of 15 tickets for Sunday, March 19th for the 2:00 pm matinee.  They are $16 each. 

Our own Sydney Koo is in the performance! Deadline to purchase a ticket is March 3rd.
If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Dana Davis dcampdavis@comcast.net  cell 917-887-6444.  Hope you can join us.

COMEDY NIGHT BENEFITS NEWTON FOOD PANTRY

Friday, March 10, 7:30 pm in Fellowship Hall

Support the Newton Food Pantry and come out for a fun night of comedy hosted by CAROLYN PAINE, daughter of Ced and Joy Paine.    Appearing with her will be acclaimed comedians from Greater Boston.

The show is appropriate for high school age and up. Light refreshments will be served. To ensure that all proceeds from the evening will buy the Newton Food Pantry a much needed freezer, we seek ANGELS to defray all necessary expenses.

ANGELS should send a check to the church with Comedy Night Angel appearing in the subject line.

Performance tickets are available at http://2ndchurchcomedynight.brownpapertickets.com, and will cost $20.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students (High School age). 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 4:3O-5:30 pm

Please join the Board of Mission and Advocacy for a conference call with the Family Independence Initiative (FII) in Boston.  While we have many mission partners that Second Church supports, we wanted to learn more about FII because they have done ground breaking work with helping families learn from each other and support each other to break out of the behaviors and cycles that cause generational poverty.  Their work is consistent with the messages in Toxic Charity, a book you will be hearing more about, in that it is vital that any solution offered to a problem have buy-in and participation by the group one is trying to help.

For more information, you can check out their website at this address:

http://www.fii.org/

New England CROP Leadership Day
Registration Deadline February 25

Saturday, March 25, 9:30 am-3 pm FREE

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury St., Holden, MA

Church World Service urges all UCC churches to send representatives. Read more  HERE

RICHARD SPICER
richard spicer

Richard Spicer will be leading the Music Ministy while Andrus is on sabbatical in  January and February.

Read more about Richard.

 

 

 

Save These Dates

Wed Mar 1                 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday worship service

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