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

 

 SUNDAY WORSHIP   April 22    10:00

Mark Seifried preaching.  

EARTHDAY

 

Dinner Church –  Wednesday April 18 – 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 APRIL AND MAY

NOTE: Leah’s Starbucks hours are are now at the newly-opened Auburndale Starbucks (2095 Commonwealth Ave.). Catch her between 7 and 8:30 on Thursdays to talk about faith, theology, or whatever else is on your mind. See you there!

Sunday, April 22

NO Youth and Young Adult Brunch 

(Leah is away representing the church at Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C.)

 

Sunday, April 29

2030’s Hike (Rescheduled from April 15 due to snow!)

Meet after worship to carpool together for an afternoon hike at the Middlesex Fells Reservation. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and relax outside. Write to Leah at leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu to let us know that you’re planning to come. 

Sunday, May 6           Final Youth and Young Adult Brunch of the Year!   at IHOP after worship

 

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.


Summer Service Trip to Western Mass

June 28 – July 2

High school students are invited to spend five days in prayer and service through the Rural Immersion program at the  Agape Community in Ware.   If you haven’t signed up but think you might like to, write:   

 Rev. Leah Rumsey, Director of Faith Formation,  at leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu with questions, to set up a time to talk further, or for additional soft copy registration packets.

 

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

 

Second Church “Newton Serves Day” Tradition, Sunday, April 29

Come to worship in work clothes, tell Nancy Brown (nlbrown161@gmail.com) if you’ll need a sandwich lunch, and after worship join our annual clean-up of the historic West Newton Burying Ground at the corner of Cherry and River Streets.  This cemetery is the final resting place of Second Church’s first pastor and other early members.  Large rakes are provided, but you might bring a favorite rake or pruners.

WOMEN’S RETREAT:  MAY 4-6, CRAIGVILLE, CAPE COD

Join other Second Church women and their friends as

we get away for a weekend to reflect on our lives.  

We always return home refreshed and revitalized. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Cost: $179. Deposit REQUIRED: $90 by Feb. 28

 

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

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 PM, Iftar Dinner at Second Church with the Boston Turkish Cultural Center, Eliot Church, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek. Come and enjoy good food, extravagant hospitality, spiritual gifts of Ramadan and our interfaith relationships.

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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

Sun Apr 29 – West Newton Burying Ground Cleanup    Following Church.

Fri May 4 – Sun May 6 – Women’s Retreat at Craigville

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

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