Second Church in Newton
60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA 02465


Our church office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.


Phone: 617-244-2690
Fax: 617-244-2691


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

Welcome to The Second Church in Newton


Ash Wednesday Service Feb. 26 
Climate Change Forum Feb. 26  
Strategic Plan Launch Saturday, Feb. 29 

Hello, Dolly! Reservation Deadline Mar. 6 
Bell Choir Rehearsals Mar. 22 and 29   

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE Feb. 26 Join us for Potluck Dinner Church with Communion, 6 pm in Fellowship Hall, followed by a quiet service of Prayer and imposition of ashes at 7 pm in Fuller Chapel.

CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7-9 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton
Sponsored by Newton's League of Women Voters. RSVP's recommended to or on Facebook.

STRATEGIC PLAN LAUNCH Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 111
In the next three years we will enhance Worship, Communication and Mission. The following Boards will have initiatives in one or more of these areas as part of the Strategic Plan: Faith Formation, Mission & Advocacy, Parish Life, Resources and Worship. Each Board will have a Deacon/Coach who will assume oversight of the initiatives.
ANYONE INTERESTED is INVITED even if you're not on one of these boards.  Come and be part of this journey of discovery.


Prepare for Easter by reading "Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week" by Amy-Jill Levine as a congregation. Each week in Lent, we'll read one chapter of the book together and engage with it in the following ways:

Email: Check your email boxes for a weekly email with reflection questions and short prayer to accompany your reading.

In Person: We'll also meet in person to discuss the week's chapter as a group at Dinner Church (Wednesdays at 6:00) or Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30. Both times will cover the same chapter, folks are invited to attend as many or as few sessions as desired, and are welcome to switch between times. 

Hard copies of the book are available for $10 in the church office. It's also available in hard copy and Kindle formats on Amazon.

HELLO, DOLLY! Sunday, Mar. 22, 2 pm, Newton North High School

Parish Life is organizing a group from our church to see The Blockbuster Broadway Musical. Hope you'll be one of them! Tickets are $18. Truly one of the best values in town. The NNHS students are a very talented bunch. Don't miss it! Please let us know if you need a ride.
Contact Dana Davis to reserve your seat! Cell 917-887-6444.  

Rehearsals will be Sundays after church;
performances Feb. 2 & Apr. 5 (Palm Sunday)

If you have played bells before or never played them but would like to, now is the time. It helps to read music and it's even better if you can count to 4 (or occasionally 6). If you're interested, call Andrus (617-519-3854) or email him (