FAITH FORMATION – The Moment of Change and Reformation

Read Leah’s sermon from January 7. 


We invite young people to be a visible presence in our congregation by staying in the sanctuary for worship.

Kids can choose to
    Sit with their parents
    Be in the “Prayground” near the pulpit
    Snuggle with a prayer buddy
    Color or do quiet activities

We invite kids to
    Move around in he sanctuary area
    Wiggle, laugh, sing
    Take communion
    Participate in prayers and discussions

If your child does not wish to remain in worship, childcare is available downstairs in Room 110.  Please ask an usher for directions.  Parents should escort children to childcare and pick them up there after the service.

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
  • Casual dinner church services

Write Rev. Leah Rumsey, Director of Faith Formation, at to be added to the Youth Group mailing list.

Second Church 20/30’s Group

This growing group meets for formation, fellowship, and service. Write Rev. Leah Rumsey, Director of Faith Formation, to be added to the 20/30’s mailing list.

Faith Formation for People of All Ages

Wednesday Dinner Church Service: All are welcome at this informal weekly service where we take communion to the next level by sharing a meal throughout the service. Jeans, wiggling kids, jokes, and deep questions are all welcome at this time of food, fun, and worship. Dinner church happens Wednesdays at 6 almost every week.  Check this website or call the church office to make sure of dates. If you can, please bring a dish to share. If you can’t bring a dish, please come anyway.