We are an Open and Affirming congregation of The United Church of Christ.   We worship together every Sunday at 10:00. Nursery care is available for small children, while children in grades K-5 begin each week in worship with their parents before transitioning to Sunday School.

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.

Church Social Events

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Second Church people care about each other and get to know each other at events like these:

  • Progressive dinner at members’ homes

  • Christmas lunch and carol sing, with a unique rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas”

  • Discussions on various topics following the Sunday service

  • Trips to musicals and other performances

  • Women’s retreat

  • Church picnic

Sharing Our Space

Second Church Nursery School provides a top-rated, enriching program for 2, 3, and 4 years olds from 9:00-Noon during the school year and in the summer, with Early Birds and afternoon sessions available as needed.

Dorshei Tzedek is a dynamic and growing congregation with over 200 member households, dedicated to Jewish learning and to ethical Jewish living in the modern world. Their Reconstructionist educational program is committed to making Judaism relevant and meaningful for children as well as adults.

Clearway School is a small, private, nonprofit day school for students in grades 6 to 12 with language-based learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other special needs. They accommodate a wide range of students who typically have had difficult school experiences and need the small setting (about 35 students) at Clearway.

Newton Baroque is a period instrument ensemble dedicated to playing rarely heard Baroque music and well-known Baroque music as it has never been heard before. They enjoy taking musical risks together and imbue their performances with a spirit of improvisatory spontaneity. They perform at Second Church, for the concert series of the Society of Historically Informed Performances, and live on WGBH Boston Public Radio. Their performances of concerti by Johann Pisendel was awarded the Boston Globe “Pick of the Week.”

The Greater Boston Youth Chorus has introduced the joy and fellowship of choral singing to generations of young people. Weekly rehearsals provide vocal, ear and sight-singing training, choral discipline and exposure to music in foreign languages – cultivated in a team-building atmosphere.  YpM attracts members from all over Greater Boston, uniting young people from different communities based on their shared interest in music.

In addition, Boy and Girl Scouts, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Al Anon meet at Second Church.