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


Join Us for Worship Sunday January 22 at 10:00 am

Rev. Mark Seifried preaching


Introducing Molly Doris-Pierce  molly

Starting January 8, Molly will work with David Gaillardetz during Sunday School and with the Youth Groups.  She grew up at Second Church where she attended Sunday School and participated in Youth Group activities.

Molly is a 2015 graduate of William Smith College in Geneva, New York. Most recently she has been Community Outreach and Development Coordinator for the Boston Fencing Club.

We are delighted to have her join the staff of Second Church!


Full schedule for youth groups:

Juniors HERE
Seniors HERE


Official Call to the Annual Meeting   Sunday, February 12, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the members of The Second Church in Newton, United Church of Christ, will be held in the Parish House on Sunday, February 12, 2017, following the worship service and lunch for the following purposes:

  1. To consider and act upon the budgets for Church Support and Benevolence as recommended by the Church Council and to authorize appropriations from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
  2. To receive and act upon the Financial Report for twelve months from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
  3. And to transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

Mary Ann Donaldson, Clerk                                                             December 31, 2016

four chaplainsSpecial Forum on February 5

The Four Chaplains Program will be offered after worship on February 5 with retired army officer Tom Shoemaker. If you haven’t heard of the four chaplains, here’s a bit of information.

Come to the forum and hear the rest of this amazing historic account!

richard spicer

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

Read more about Richard.


STEWARDSHIP – Continuing Jesus’ Work
If you haven’t submitted pledge cards, please do

The theme of this year’s stewardship campaign – Continuing Jesus’ Work – is a recognition of the faith, dedication and service of the past saints of this congregation and the wider church.  The celebration of our building’s 100 years gave us a moment to pause and celebrate our past while discerning God’s will for how we Continue Jesus’ Work individually and as a congregation.

As you prayerfully reach your decision about your pledges to Second Church, please leave your pledge card in the church office or in the Offering Plate.   Alternatively you can make a pledge online.
Do you have questions?

Please help Second Church to continue ministry and mission as we share life’s journey in Christian faith, love, and service.


Barbara Joseph is working with the non-profit organization

NuDay SYRIA to collect humanitarian aid for residents of that country. She asks that items be brought to her front entry way at 35 Everett St in Newton Centre by Nov. 30 so she can drive the collection to Nashua, NH in early December.

Most Needed Items:  : Rice, Tuna, Infant formula, Warm blankets, New underwear, Socks, Diapers, Sanitary pads.

If you prefer to donate funds, please do so here; and to learn more about Nadia Alawa, the founder of NuDay Syria, a recent Globe article will be of interest. If you want to communicate directly with Barbara, call her at 617-559-0344 ir email her at

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Sun Feb 12                 Annual Meeting following worship