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New paraments enliven sanctuary

Thanks to deliberations by the Worship & Spiritual Life Committee (W&SL) and artful efforts by former W&SL member Carol Jensen, new, more modern, paraments, or hangings, are being used in the Newton Highlands Congregational Church sanctuary as of March 3, 2024. The paraments are custom-designed and handmade by Jeff Wunrow Designs, a St. Louis company …

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Adults pray for healing, children make sandwiches for hungry

“The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 Worshippers gathered for a healing service on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Newton Highlands Congregational Church. The Reverend Ken Baily identified several recurring themes in the Bible, including being held captive and being liberated, self-governance, hunger and thirst, togetherness, eternity, …

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Morning Worship – 03 March 2024

Lenten Healing Sunday Organ Prelude Congregational Welcome Choral Introit “Come, Gracious Spirit” (Paul Sjolund) Call to Worship *Gathering Hymn #380 O Christ, the Healer *Prayer of Invocation and Healing One Voice: Hear the words of Psalm 126: “When our God restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was …

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Bylaws Committee prepares for vote at Annual Meeting

Members of the Newton HIghlands Congregational Church Bylaws Committee, authorized by the church Council in October 2023, continue meeting in preparation for a June 2024 congregational vote. The committee is discussing a variety of topics, including how to handle membership, stewardship, and oversight of paid staff, and what types and sizes of committees and groups …

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NHCC parlor gets spruced up for spring

Several visually oriented members met with interior designer Michelle Markert on February 21, 2024, to continue refreshing the gathering spaces at Newton Highlands Congregational Church in order to make the church even more welcoming. Worker bees were Diane Basemera (Buildings & Grounds Committee); the Reverend Ken Baily; Sally Brickell, moderator; Wendy Donnell, director of Christian …

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Seeking singers! NHCC Community Choir returns this spring

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 Do you love to sing–or think you might with encouragement? Try your hand at singing choral music!  If you want to try …

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Organ celebration raises $4,500 for Ukrainian refugees

With appropriate care, organs can last a long time. Jim Harper About 40 music lovers gathered on Saturday, February 24, 2024, for a 7:00 p.m. concert celebrating the completion of a ten-year renovation of the historic Newton Highlands Congregational Church (NHCC) pipe organ. Organist Yevgenia Semeina and members and soloists from the NHCC choir performed …

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