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.

Upcoming Activities

Church Council Meeting: The next meeting of the Church Council will be Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Gentlemen’s Group: The Gentlemen’s Group will meet in person on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:30 AM at Paddy’s Public House, 95 Elm Street, West Newton.

Choir Rehearsal: We rehearse on Thursdays at 7:30 PM.  New members welcome!

Looking ahead to Advent & Christmas:

  • Advent Wreath-making – following worship on December 3
  • An afternoon of carolling and cookies – December 10
  • Christmas Pageant – December 17th (rehearsal on Dec. 16)
  • Putting up the Christmas Tree – December 16
  • Christmas Luncheon – following worship on December 17
  • Service of Lessons and Carols – December 24 a.m. service
  • Christmas Eve Service – December 24 p.m.

Bible Study

Saturday Bible Study:
We 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.  All are welcome to join this lay-lead study.  And there’s coffee!

Thursday Bible Study: 

We meet in person in members’ homes every Thursday morning at 9:30 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). 

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.   On some Sundays there will be a Bible Study for teens and adults.  We begin this school year with a focus on “Seasons of Creation”.

Blessing of the Animals 2023

"...and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
Micah 6:8