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 13th at 6:30 PM.

Gentlemen’s Group: The Gentlemen’s Group will meet in person on Tuesday, December 20th at 11:30 AM at Paddy’s Public House, 95 Elm Street, West Newton.

Choir Rehearsal: During Advent, choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 PM – 8:30 p.m.  New members welcome!

Advent & Christmas:  See below for special events occurring during Advent and Christmas.

Bible Study

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.

Advent & Christmas at LCN

Sunday, December 4 & 11, Christmas Pageant practice following Worship
Sunday, December 11, Christmas Caroling at 4:00 p.m. with First Baptist Church & Worship Frontier in Fellowship Hall (followed by a cookie party!)
Saturday, December 17 – putting up the Christmas tree (10:00 a.m.) and Pageant practice (1:00 p.m.) followed by tree decorating.
Sunday, December 18 – Christmas Pageant during Worship, followed by pot-luck luncheon in Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, December 21 – Longest Night service at First Baptist Church
Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve candlelight service (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, December 25 – Service of Lessons and Carols, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day worship service at 10:00 a.m.

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. 

"...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