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






March 24

10:00 am

Rev. Dr. Carla J. Bailey Preaching



The Second Church is an inclusive community of curious and creative spiritual seekers, committed to learning, teaching, doing social justice and embodying a progressive practice of Christianity through loving kindness, engagement and joyful worship.



Lenten conversations continue on Courageous Faith, written by Emily Heath. Conversation groups will meet weekly over five weeks, on Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, or Sundays after worship. Contact the office for more information, and to purchase or borrow a copy of the book.

Weekly Group Conversations about Courageous Faith:
Dinner Church, Wednesdays, 6-7 pm,
March 13-April 10 – Leah Rumsey, leader
Thursday mornings, 10 am-11:15 am, March 14-April 11 for coffee and conversation – Carla Bailey, leader
Sunday mornings, 11:15 am-12:30 pm, March 17-April 7 – Carla Bailey, leader
Food Baskets at Allston Brighton UCC: 2nd and 4th Weekend of Month
Fridays 1-4 process food donations; Saturday 10-1 distribute Food Baskets.
Questions? Contact Alfredo (781-891-9937) or Lissa (617-332-8795).


March 24, 2-6 pm

Racial justice is a pressing spiritual and moral issue. A facilitator will offer racial justice training at no cost for members of Second Church and the Agape Spiritual Community at the Brandeis Intercultural Center Sunday (415 South St. in Waltham).  Participants need to register. To sign up, or for more details, write Betty Chan at

Brahms Requiem: Sunday, March 24, 10:00 am
Four movements from Brahms’ greatest choral work, performed by the chancel choir, soprano Nicole Estma and instrumentalists of Newton Baroque, all directed by Andrus Madsen.
Be sure to invite your friends to this wonderful performance!

NEW offering for children on Sundays

Beginning Sunday, March 31, we invite all students in 5th grade and younger to begin each service downstairs in Room 110 for an age-appropriate version of the day’s scripture reading. After our time together, students can choose to remain in unstructured childcare downstairs or to come upstairs with Leah and spend the rest of the service in the Prayground. Middle school students are also welcome to start downstairs if they wish to stay with younger siblings (or even just enjoy a different version of the day’s reading).


Dates of upcoming events are provided here as reminder, with full details available via the Youth Group and 20/30’s email lists. If you wish to be added to either list, write Leah at

Sunday, March 24:  Youth Group Brunch at IHOP

Sunday, March 31

Youth Group at Immigration Prayer Vigil (see email for details)
2030’s also invited (CORI required)
Sunday, April 14
Youth Group Brunch
Saturday, April 20
2030’s Easter Vigil at Agape Community
Depart SCN at 2:30 pm
RSVP by 4/12 appreciated, but not required
Sunday, April 28
FINAL Youth Group Brunch of the year!
Sunday, May 5
UCC Youth Revival in Bloomfield, CT
Depart SCN at 1:00 pm
RSVP by May 1
Saturday, May 25
Youth Group and 2030’s Volunteering at Community Servings
Meet at SCN at 12:00 pm
RSVP by May 22

Potluck Dinner Church – Wednesdays at 6 o’clock

Dinner Church meets at 6:00 on Wednesdays.  We’ll bring food potluck-style.  There is no sign up – just bring whatever you wish, ideally enough to feed five or more people.  Think cookies, veggies, or a new recipe you’ve been wanting to try.  We know there may be nights when we do not have a traditional “balanced meal” and we accept that as part of the fun.  If you are unable to bring something, don’t let this prevent you from joining us.  Come anyway!  Write Leah with questions.