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

Welcome to The Second Church in Newton!

At Second Church we honor your questions and seek answers together as we celebrate God’s unconditional love and seek to share it with one another. We join Christians in every age as we seek to discern where God is calling us to serve in our time, and to interpret God’s Word with relevance to our lives as individuals and as a community.  We invite you to join us in worship and receive your presence as a gift that enriches us.

Take an hour
to feed your soul

Sunday mornings 10 am

Services are held in the sanctuary, followed by coffee hour at 11:00 am. You can also live stream the service or view it later at the same link. Led by Rev. Corey Sanderson, Pastor

Christmas Eve 5:00 Family Service. Children are invited to choose costumes from the church's stock to dress as characters in the nativity story. 

Exciting News!

Second Church has called Rev. Corey Sanderson to be our new settled pastor. His first Sunday with us will be November 26. To quote him:


While this is an anxious time for many churches, it is also an exciting and fruitful time to be part of Christ's Church. New, vibrant, and creative ways of doing ministry and serving others are emerging in response to recent cultural changes. Perhaps now more than ever, people are searching for a deeper connection with God, desiring to grow in faith, and needing to be part of something larger than themselves. This is a fertile time in which the ministry of the local church is needed more than ever.


Second Church was one of the first congregations in the nation to vote to explicitly welcome people who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, in 1992. In 2016 the covenant was amended to become more inclusive.

Open and Affirming

About the United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a Protestant Christian denomination with over 5000 member churches in the United States. The UCC does not require uniformity of belief. In fact, members are invited and encouraged to agree, disagree, and wrestle with life’s biggest questions in a spirit of love.


Parking access is from Highland and Chestnut Streets.


There is a parking area by the 60 Highland Street entrance with a short ramp to a door leading immediately to the sanctuary. However, the ramp is steep and the door is heavy. Alternatively:

1. Park in the lot off Chestnut Street and follow the walkway behind the building to the door with the Accessibility symbol and push the pad to open. 

2. Turn left at the end of the hall and left again to enter Fellowship Hall. Go to the elevator on the left at the far end of the room.

3. Call the elevator and take it to the top level.

4. Exit the room and turn left to enter the sanctuary.

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