Advent Market to be held on December 11

All are invited to an Advent Market on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 11:15 a.m., in the Great Hall. Volunteers needed! Gifts that benefit nonprofits–including Church World Service, Heifer International, and Rosie’s Place–will be for sale, along with holiday cards and tags, crocheted throws, and NHCC note cards. The event will also include a custom-gingerbread-house …

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Special delivery: Blankets warmly received by Welcome Home

Through your congregation’s generosity, you filled our empty shelves and made a huge, positive difference. Julie Plaut, Executive Director, Welcome Home Volunteers at Welcome Home in West Newton were thrilled to receive 40+ blankets (most new) and eight Target gift cards to be given to families who are struggling financially. The 50 blankets were collected …

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Provide meals for local families this Thanksgiving–volunteers needed!

If you give some of your own food to those who are hungry and to satisfy those who are humble, then your light will rise in the dark, and your darkness will become as bright as the noonday sun. Isaiah 58:10 For the third year, NHCC has been invited to help Newton Food Pantry supply …

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Mission Committee stalwart Marianne Talis recounts long history of NHCC activism

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 1 Chronicles 16:24 Through the Mission Committee, NHCC’s outreach generally takes one of two forms–hands-on (both local and distant) or financial.  For a number of years, 10 percent of both NHCC’s church budget and capital campaign funds has gone to mission efforts. …

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50 blankets in honor of NHCC’s 150th!

As part of Newton Highlands Congregational Church’s 150th anniversary celebration, we will be donating 50 new or like-new (free of rips or stains) blankets in sizes full, queen, or king to Welcome Home, a home goods pantry in West Newton. Welcome Home provides basic household items along with kindness to area neighbors who need help …

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Family Promise Metrowest seeks volunteers

Volunteering allows you to connect with amazing people–families whose hard work and determination help them to move forward with success. Lynn Scheller Family Promise Metrowest, one of the area organizations supported by NHCC through our Mission Committee, needs teen and adult volunteers to perform tasks and support residents in their office and shelter. NHCC is …

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Seminary donation delights

Colleagues at SEMILLA Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala City sent a warm note of gratitude for a $500 donation from NHCC’s Clergy Excellence fund made in March 2022. This fund supports working clergy. The seminary “provides biblical, theological and leadership training to over 700 adult students annually throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.” Semilla …

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