FAITH FORMATION – The Moment of Change and Reformation

Read Leah’s sermon from January 7. 

WHAT’S GOING ON BY THE PULPIT?
WHERE IS SUNDAY SCHOOL?

Children are invited to begin each Sunday morning service in Room 110 on the first floor of the church for a story that explores the day’s scripture reading (ask any usher or church member if you need help finding this on your first visit!). After the story has finished, children may choose to stay in Room 110 for supervised, unstructured childcare or to follow our staff upstairs and participate in the service in the supervised Prayground area.

In the Prayground area, children can choose to:

  • Snuggle with a stuffed animal Prayer Buddy
  • Draw and color
  • Pray and listen to the service
  • Quietly read a storybook
  • Sing along with hymns

At Second Church, children are always welcome to:

  • Stay with their parents if that feels most comfortable for them
  • Take communion
  • Participate in worship
  • Help themselves to a coloring packet at the entrance to the sanctuary
  • Speak to our ministers, share their ideas about faith, and ask big questions!

Second Church in Newton Youth Group

Join an LGBT+ affirming faith community for

  • Biweekly brunches with college and young professional mentors
  • Monthly outings for service and fellowship

Write Rev. Leah Rumsey, Minister for Faith Formation, at leahrumsey@g.harvard.edu to be added to the Youth Group mailing list.

Second Church 2030’s Group

This growing group meets for formation, fellowship, and service. A 2030’s Bible study group also meets. Write Rev. Leah Rumsey, Minister for Faith Formation, to be added to the 2030’s mailing list.

Wednesday Dinner Church: Faith Formation for People of All Ages

All are welcome at this informal weekly service where we take communion to the next level by sharing a meal throughout the service. This service is casual, fun, and a great way to take a midweek break. Come in your jeans, sweat pants, or work clothes and bring your prayers, deep questions, and an openness to reading scripture together. Dinner Church takes place at 6:00 pm almost every Wednesday (please check online or call the church to confirm times during the summer or the week of major church holidays) and ends promptly at 7:00 pm. While the conversation at Dinner Church tends to be best suited for people in 6th grade and above, children of all ages are welcome and a high chair is available. Dinner is potluck style and you are invited to bring a dish to share. If you can’t bring a dish, please come anyway – your presence is more valuable than any food item.