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

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17

Advent Lessons and Carols – we will offer a service of song and contemplation as we prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas and to receive the Christ-child into our  hearts.  

The Christmas lunch follows at 11:15 a.m. along with crafts and concoctions for all ages. 

Third Sunday of Advent – our candle represents Joy

ADVENT SERVICES AT SECOND CHURCH

December 17 – Advent Lessons and Carols – we will offer a service of song and contemplation as we prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas and to receive the Christ-child into our                                                    hearts.  The Christmas lunch follows at 11:15 a.m. along with crafts and concoctions for all ages. 

December 20 – Blue Christmas Service – During our weekly Dinner Church service and meal, we will share scripture and stories about the difficulties some people have with our culture’s Christmas celebrations. We will acknowledge that God’s way is peace and healing for all people – even those who are grieving, depressed, or experiencing some sort of loss.  This will be a good opportunity for those who are struggling to find support among the beloved community.

December 24 – 10:00 AM – Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, A Christmas Cantata with chorus and orchestra.  (More information follows.)

December 24 – 5:00 PM – Christmas Pageant and Carols, a great service for kids and the congregation to “pick up” a part in the pageant which will be interactive.  Invite your neighbors and family for this lively worship experience!

December 31 – 10:00 AM – An Agape Feast, we will close out 2017 and share the Epiphany story of the Magi visiting the Christ-child. Andrus will offer special music for season. Pastor Mark will lead a reverse offering with a gift for everyone in attendance, and a prayer that you can “live” the year to come.  Please come in casual dress and feel free to invite friends to this “Brunch Church.” 

Invite friends, neighbors, and family to join you for these Holiday Events!

FAITH FORMATION THIS WEEK –   Sunday, December 17

Sunday School  

This week’s Sunday School session includes games and stories to help us understand the season of Advent. Nursery care is available for smaller children.

Youth Group 4:00   

Take an hour out of your Sunday night for a time of food, fellowship, and storytelling! 

Leah’s Starbucks Office Hours Tuesday, December 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Stop by the Newtonville Starbucks (across from Star Market) to chat about faith formation, theology, or anything else that might be on your mind!

Dinner Church – Wednesday December 13 – 6:00


Join us for informal conversation and dinner.

2017 HOLIDAY GIVING

Donations to City Mission Society

There will be a box in Fellowship Hall to receive new winter coats and jackets, warm socks, gloves, toys and other items. They will be delivered to CMS in Boston.

Thank you in advance for support of this project so that we can bring a little something special to adults and children during this holiday season.

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

Sun Dec 17 – 10:00 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols, 10 a.m.
                              11:15 a.m. Christmas Lunch, Crafts and Verse

Wed Dec 20 –6:00  p.m. Blue Christmas Service at Dinner Church

Sun Dec 24 – 10:00 a.m. Bach Cantata, “Christmas Oratorio Part 1,” 
                           5:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Nativity Pageant

Sun Dec 31 – 10:00 a.m.  Agape Feast.