A message from the pastor

“Are we there yet?” Road trip Entire courses in divinity school, psychology semesters and, of certainty, family trips engage this question. We speak it about coronavirus quarantine. Maybe even in marriages. When will we be at our destination? This is also Easter’s inquiry and assertion. Is Good Friday the end or the beginning of the journey? Is Easter? When will …

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Christian anti-racism group shares resources, plans meeting on April 18, at 4:30 p.m.

The Christian anti-racism group that met for four Sundays during Lent plans to continue meeting once a month with rotating leadership. The group will explore taking action in conjunction with local community groups, area churches, and the City of Newton. New members are welcome! The next Zoom meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021, …

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Good Friday Tenebrae worship service set for April 2

Join us on Zoom on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. for our traditional Good Friday service. Come hear twelve readings from the period of passion, and join in Taizé responses. A somber worship service, this is the story of the cross and the spreading of darkness before the dawn.   Join on Zoom. …

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Choral group gathers to record seasonal music

Several members of the NHCC Choir met on Saturday, March 20, 2021, to record music to be used in worship services during Holy Week and Easter. Organist Yevgenia Semeina accompanied the singers.   Although the full choir is not currently rehearsing due to Covid-19, members do meet on Zoom every other Wednesday to stay in touch. …

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Volunteers needed for spring clean-up session on Saturday, April 24

Grab your rake and join us to spruce up the NHCC grounds (54 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands) on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We will freshen up the property in preparation for spring. Please wear a mask, dress for yard work, and bring a rake, snow shovel, and work gloves if …

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Early birds: NHCC to begin Easter with sunrise service; Easter egg hunt and Zoom worship will follow

Please save the date for an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 6:10 a.m. The service will be held at Livingston Cove, which is at the west end of Crystal Lake near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Lakewood Road, about four blocks east of Newton Highlands Congregational Church. The sunrise service …

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Family Promise Metrowest-Campaign for Change

As many of you know, NHCC has been a strong supporter of Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) for many years. The mission of FPM “is to transform the lives of families with children facing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support.” To support this mission, there are 2-3 fundraisers each …

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Reverend Baily’s message to Newton Inter-Faith Clergy Association

On March 11, Reverend Ken Baily sent the following message to the Newton Inter-Faith Clergy Association, where he is co-president: Dear Colleagues, On the morning of March 11th, one year ago, many of us gathered at Temple Shalom to hear details of the coming coronavirus from the Newton Health Department. By that day 30 people …

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Christian anti-racism group enjoys visit from Reverend June Cooper

Participants in the Lenten conversation about Christians’ history and call with regard to racism enjoyed a discussion with Reverend June Cooper, executive director of City Mission, at their second meeting, on March 7. The discussions are held on Zoom at 4:30 p.m., on Sundays, and new attendees are welcome to join for the last two …

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