Ice cream tempts parishioners after worship on June 16

Newton Highlands Congregational Church parishoners gathered for ice cream on the Lincoln Street lawn after worship on Sunday, June 16, 2024. The celebration followed a service and Circle of Blessings in the church sanctuary. Church nursery staffers Rachel Donnell and Gabe Adorni dished out frozen treats that had been purchased by Director of Christian Education …

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Hooks added to vestibule; narthex spruce up continues

A carpenter installed new hooks in the Newton Highlands Congregational Church vestibule and narthex in June 2024, continuing the sprucing up that was begun in summer 2023. He also moved an emergency kit and fire extinguisher to make them slightly less prominent. In addition, on June 16, 2024, volunteer Jeff Kaplan removed wooden supports for …

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9:30 a.m. summer services start July 7

According to Newton Highlands Congregational Church (NHCC) custom, non-Communion summer services are typically planned and led by non-clergy members.  The 2024 summer schedule is as follows: Worship at 10:00 a.m. Worship at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship Worship at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. The main office will be open for about 10 hours per week. Summer …

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It all comes together at Annual Meeting on June 2, 2024

Judah Coffman managed printing, Marian Reynolds brought drinks, Diane Basemera served coffee, Lynn Shields sliced pizza, Rich Bryden managed technology, Yevgenia Semeina played piano. As happened in Stone Soup, Newton Highlands Congregational Church members and staffers put together the ingredients for a fact-filled Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 2, 2024. The event included a service …

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Mission Committee plans end-of-church-year donations

Members of the Newton Highlands Congregational Church Mission Committee met several times in June 2024 to decide which nonprofits to support with their remaining $8,000 budget. According to chair Kitty Rieske, they wanted to strike a balance between local organizations and international ones and to touch on the goals expressed in their mission statement (Feed …

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Man holding large fish that he caught

Join the Mission and Christian Education Committees for a fishing expedition!

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 4:18-20  This sounds …

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Guest preacher celebrates Pentecost at NHCC

We live in a world of continuous possibility. God continually invites us to go on through the veil of this world to the light. The Reverend Dr. Richard Chrisman The Reverend Dr. Richard Chrisman led the Newton Highlands Congregational Church (NHCC) worship service on Sunday, May 19, 2024. The Reverend Chrisman served as the long-term …

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