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


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Worship at 10:00
Hospitality time at 9:30

Aug 20 –  Rev. Leah Rumsey will lead the worship


Aug 27 –  Gilbert and Alfredo Kniazzeh will offer special music for our worship


Sept 3 – Worship at Second Church with an Agape Feast with Eliot Church.  The theme is “Spirit Led-Living”. 






Sunday School begins with Welcome Back Sunday on September 10. Families should plan for their children to begin each Sunday in worship and stay through the passing of the peace, after which they are invited to follow their teachers to Sunday School.


Youth Group begins the week of September 10.


A New Calling?   Think about teaching Sunday School.   Learn more

Sunday, August 20     11:15 am -12:30 pm
Monday, August 21    7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Tuesday, August 29    7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

RSVP to Leah at with the date you’ll be attending and any questions you might have. Thank you for prayerfully considering this unique and important way of serving the church!



Rev. Leah Rumsey will begin ministry with Second Church as Director of Faith Formation for the Youth Mission Trip at the beginning of July. Leah grew up in the UCC in East Lansing, MI. She received her BA in English, Religion, and International and Area Studies from Kalamazoo College and her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. Ordained in the UCC in 2015, Leah served as Director of Religious Life and College Chaplain at Franklin College before returning to Harvard to pursue her PhD in religion. She is currently studying religious and intellectual leadership in modern Egypt. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, Mohamed, and their cockatiels, Georgie and Harvey. We are excited to welcome Leah into our community and look forward to sharing ministry with her!


When: August 27

For: Families Living in Transitional Housing

Where: Eliot Church (474 Center St.)

Volunteers Needed for all Tasks:

Set Up (11:30 am)

Cook (barbecue or kitchen prep) (starting at 11:30 am)


Lead games and crafts for children

Table Hosts

Clean Up

If you can help, please contact Lissa Gilbert or Pastor Susan at Eliot.  Please include name and contact info, the Sundays you are available, and if you have a preference of activity.
Lissa Gilbert 617-244-3639




New Worship Offering: Dinner Church Service


Beginning Wednesday, September 13, Second Church will begin to offer a dinner church service each Wednesday at 6:00 pm. At this casual and interactive service, we will break bread together both symbolically and literally, sharing communion, a full dinner, and reflections on scripture. Look for more details in future weeks, but mark your calendars for this service where jeans, wiggling kids, and chatting neighbors will be the norm! Dinner church is a full worship service (not a potluck, so there’s no expectation that you bring something) and will conclude by 7:00 pm. Write Leah at if you have questions or want to chat about ways to support this service.