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


Welcome to Second Church in Newton

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


Pot Luck Dinner Church every Wednesday, 6-7 pm 

Opportunities for Christmas Giving (see below)
Anti-Racism Study Continues Oct. 27, 3-4:30 pm

Roots of Racism: Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 am
Don't Forget to Wear your NAME TAG!
Stewardship: Coffee Servers Needed

Opportunities for Witness


Visit special information table during coffee hour, Sundays Nov. 10-24


Once again Family Access of Newton will suggest "Mitten Tree" gifts of educational toys and books for 30 children, age 4 and under.


For many years Wellesley Hills Congregational Church has been providing holiday gifts for low-income families and care givers enrolled in an Early Intervention Program in Waltham. Lissa will have names, suggested gifts, and ages at Coffee Hour.  


For more details about these programs, please see pp. 6-7 of the  

Nov.-Dec. SPIRE


Items should be wrapped, labeled with family name and number, and brought to the stage in Fellowship Hall by Sunday, December 8.


Questions? Contact Lissa Gilbert: or 617-332-8795


Saturday, November 23, 6 pm

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

The Annual Progressive Dinner
Saturday, November 23, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Consider asking a friend or two to join you.
6:00-7:00 pm - aperitifs and appetizers
Start with a delightful variety of potluck aperitifs and appetizers 
Home of Frances and Chip West     
95 Fountain St., West Newton
7:15-8:30 pm - main course 
Hosts and co-hosts will welcome 4-10 guests to each host's home for dinner.  Hosts provide main course, co-hosts help out and may bring a side dish.
If you would like to Host or Co-host, let us know on your RSVP, or call/email 
Louise Kittredge (617-610-2503,
8:45 pm - desserts and coffee 
To top off the evening,  gather for scrumptious potluck desserts. 
Home of Lee and Dick Hardaway
180 Forest Ave., West Newton
When you RSVP, indicate whether you will: be a dinner host, be a co-host, or bring an appetizer, dessert, or beverage to drink with appetizers (take any remaining beverage with you to dinner.)
Do consider volunteering to  be a Host or Co-host. 
Please RSVP by November 15 in order to give planners, hosts and co-hosts adequate time to prepare for a great party.
Click Here to Attend
(deadline November 15)


3:00-4:30 PM October 27-November 24

The 6 week study of the UCC'S curriculum "White Privilege - Let's Talk" explores the harmful and dangerous way whiteness has become normal in the United States and white privilege rendered unchallenged. This first segment in a year-long study is intended primarily for white people to reflect on race and racial identity in their lives, which is something people of color have often had to do. Other types of study and events, including book studies and film showings, will take place in December and January, so keep your eye on the Spire, weekly newsletters and the worship bulletin.
No RSVP is required to attend this course, but consistent attendance is encouraged.

Roots of Racism

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 am
Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston

Speaker:  Dr. Vincent Rougeau, Dean of the Boston College Law School.
For more information, contact or 781-899-5417.



Opportunities for Service and Witness 

Friday Cafe at First Church in Cambridge. People can get involved by cooking, knitting hats, dropping off toiletries, or dropping by on a Friday. Interested folk can contact Lissa Gilbert 617-332-8795.
Second and fourth weekend of each month: Food Baskets at Allston Brighton UCC. Friday afternoon 1-4 process Food donations. Saturday 10-1 distribute Food Baskets to over 80 needy folk from the Community. Alfredo and Lissa can answer any questions.
Join the Jericho Walks: March in solidarity with those being mistreated by an inhumane immigration system on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Walks take place at the ICE offices in Burlington, MA (1000 District Avenue, Burlington, MA) for anyone interested in taking part and carpooling from Newton, or for additional information, contact Amy Mazur at