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


Morning Worship 

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 am

Rev. Mark Seifried preaching


Dinner Church – Wednesday January 10 – 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.  It features communion, a collaborative sermon we build together,  and a full vegetarian dinner. Write Leah with questions.

Sunday School Information

January 14: No Sunday School or youth/young adult activities
January 21: Sunday School Offered- no youth/young adult activities
January 28: Intergenerational Service – Blessing of the Prayground

Inaugural Youth and Young Adult Brunch after worship
(will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sundays)

Beginning with Sunday worship on January 28, children will intentionally be included in worship on a weekly basis. Childcare will remain open and available for any child who wishes to make use of it. See More

Official Call to the Annual Meeting –  Sunday, February 11, 2018

   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 Fellowship Hall on Sunday, February 11, 2018,    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, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
  1. To receive and act upon the Financial Report for twelve months from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
  2. Presentation, discussion/debate and adoption of the 2018 Revision of the Bylaws.
  3. And to transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

   Mary Ann Donaldson, Clerk                                                                         December 31, 2017


Monday, January 15th at 9:15 am – First Baptist Church in Newton Centre

Fifty Years since the Assassination of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Harmony Foundation of Newton presents the first Setti Warren Humanitarian Award.

Speakers include newly elected Newton mayor Ruth Anne Fuller and outgoing mayor Setti Warren.

NEWTON BAROQUE:  Having a Blast with Bach and Telemann

Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 pm, Fuller Chapel   

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047; Harpsichord Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058; Telemann: Oboe Concerto in C minor; an overture for Trumpets and Strings; and “Hipochondrie” by Zelenka.

Soloists: Vincent Monaco, trumpet; Alison Gangler, oboe; Lisa Brooke, violin; Joyce Alper, recorder and oboe; Andrus Madsen, harpsichord.    

Concert is free to the Second Church family. 


A Deacon-sponsored faith forum Jan. 21, 11:30 am

Please join us as we talk about how to translate why we are part of the Second Church Community to others so that they can understand and respond for themselves, perhaps by visiting the church. Among the questions we will explore are these: “Have you ever tried to share your faith? Does anything stop you from talking with others about faith? What could help change that?”

Be assured that this will be a guilt-free exploration of a topic which is important and particular to each member of the church.


Sat Jan 20 – 7:30 Newton Baroque   Having a Blast with Bach and Telemann

Sun Jan 21 – 11:30 Reaching Out and Sharing Our Story

Sat Feb 10  – 10:00 – 12:00  Listening to Your Body, Following Your Heart Part 2

Sun Feb 11 – 11:30 Annual Meeting

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