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

 

 Join Us for Worship
This Sunday   April 2 at 10:00 am

 

 CE CORNER

Sunday School

April 2:     We will create “Alleluia Crafts” and talk about the significance of Palm Sunday
April 9:     The classes will join upstairs to hand out palms and celebrate Palm Sunday
April 16:  Easter when everyone comes together to enjoy this wonderful day.  Easter egg hunt follows worship
April 23:   Gillian Hurst will lead an exciting music lesson
April 30:   We talk about filling our minds with goodness

Youth Groups

Senior High:   Friday, April 7, 6-8 pm
Junior High:    Saturday, April 8, 6-8 pm

In April, we will be talking about acceptance of self, of others, and about fears of failure

Full schedule for youth groups:

Juniors HERE
Seniors HERE

 

SHELTER COOKING APRIL 1

We’ll be cooking dinner for 120 at the Pilgrim Men’s Shelter in Dorchester on the first and third Saturdays every month until June 17, thanks to the hard work of Brittany Bethune.  Note the new time – 1-3 pm.  Please sign up NOW.

Read Pastor Mark’s message
DYING WHILE LIVING

 

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday

– Also known as Passion Sunday, April 9 begins the drama of Holy Week.  We observe Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  The church school children will distribute palms to open this special worship service.

Maundy Thursday

– We will gather in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a simple supper of bread, cheese, fruit, and tomato broth.  The meal will conclude with a Communion and Tenebrae service.  We will depart in silence.

Good Friday

-On April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary the Good Friday Tenebrae Service will take place.  It will include Good Friday readings, as well as the ancient tradition of extinguishing 15 candles as was practiced historically on Good Friday.

Easter Sunday

-Easter, April 16 is a joyous celebration of Resurrection.  The sanctuary will sing with new life from the lush floral decorations to special music, and be topped off with a congregational Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

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.   

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

Save These Dates

Thur April 13      6:30  Maundy Thursday Passion story

Fri April 14          7:30 Good Friday Music Service

Sun April 16         10:00 Easter Service followed by Easter 
                                   Egg Hunt

Sun April 23        11:30 Investment Forum  Read More

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