Events & Activities
Many Events and Activities will be held in hybrid form as we continue to provide opportunities to participate both in person and remotely.
Church Council Meeting: The next meeting of the Church Council will be Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 PM.
Gentlemen’s Group: The Gentlemen’s Group will meet in person on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:30 AM at Paddy’s Public House, 95 Elm Street, West Newton.
Choir Rehearsal: Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM. New members welcome!
Annual Progressive Dinner: Mark your calendars now for the LCN annual Progressive Dinner, February 11, 2023. More details to follow!
Missions Committee Meeting: Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Contact the church office for details.
Saturday Bible Study:
Will meet over Zoom and in person every Saturday at 9:00 AM. Call the office or see the newsletter for login details and the location for the week.
Thursday Bible Study:
Meets weekly from 9:30-11:30 AM. Call the office or see the newsletter for the location details each week.
Sunday Mornings – Education Time
Pre-K – Elementary School: “Children’s Church” during the morning service (@ 9:45 – 10:15 AM).
Based on conversations with LCN families and our stalwart faith formation team, we’re trying out a different model for Sunday School this year that offers children the experience of worshipping with the whole assembly while also having set apart time and space to explore the week’s Bible story and learn about Christian practices.
How does this work? After gathering as a whole community in the sanctuary for the opening hymns and prayers (and an occasional children’s message with Pastor Kari Jo), children from pre-K – 5th grade will be invited to continue their worship with a teacher and helper in the fellowship hall, where they will explore the week’s Bible story through story-telling, song, and activities. The “children’s church” community will return to the sanctuary for the distribution of communion and closing song and blessing.
Middle School: Confirmation Class (5 PM – 6:30 PM on alternating Sunday evenings. Dinner provided).
This 2-year faith formation program focuses on accompanying middle school youth as they begin to outgrow their parents’ or grandparents’ faith and start to wonder how they might affirm the Christian faith in terms that make sense to their emerging selves. Though the program does lead up to the rite of confirmation, there is no expectation or requirement that each child will choose to affirm their faith in that way when the time comes. The class will be designed to create a safe, fun, inclusive environment that mirrors God’s unshakeable embrace of each unique participant.
If you have a child in this age range and have not yet spoken with Pastor Kari Jo about their involvement, please reach out to her. All are welcome!
Adult Faith Formation: Morning Forums (Occasional Sundays at 11 AM).
From time-to-time on Sunday mornings, community members will present or lead discussion around a field of their interest or expertise, or a common concern or delight. If you are interested in leading a session some time, please be in touch with Pastor Kari Jo.
Upcoming Sunday Morning Forum Series: "Faith Meets Earth"
Join us for a series to explore questions about Christian environmentalism. All conversations will take place in the Parish Hall after the worship service.
- January 29 – God’s Good Creation and Failures of Stewardship
- February 19 – Finding Hope in our Climate Future & Highlights from COP 27
- February 26 – Green at LCN: A Dialogue for our Community