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“For outlandish creatures like us, on our way to a heart, a brain, and courage, Bethlehem is not the end of our journey but only the beginning - not home but the place through which we must pass if ever we are to reach home at last.”
~~ Frederick Buechner  "The Magnificent Defeat"

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Worship Service – Sundays at 10:00

We hope you'll join us for worship at 10:00 Sunday mornings and stay for a social time afterward in the Fellowship Hall. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday School is offered every Sunday during the school year. Learn more...

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Enjoy a pictorial journey through a "year in the life of Second Congregational Church" for 2015. Many Thanks to Hannah McGhee for creating and sharing this gift!
Music accompanies the pictures, so turn up the volume on your speakers.


Interim Associate Conference Minister Ineke Mitchel on the interim process and search for a new minister:

News & Events This Week

ADVENT WREATH MAKING: We will be making Advent wreaths on Sunday 11/27 during Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall. Materials and a very thoughtful guide have been provided by Barbara Osicka. Please join us after church for this festive wreath making event as we prepare our hearts for advent. Thanks to Barbara for her generous donation!

REMAINING STEWARDSHIP PACKETS were mailed this week. Please prayerfully consider your Pledge of Support for Second Congregational, and bring your completed Pledge Card to worship on Sunday 11/20, or bring/mail it to the office. Thank You!

PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE has completed the Prospectus for Second Congregational Church. This document (link to PDF) brings to life the vibrant spirit and hopes of our church.

ECUMENICAL CHOIR FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY 11/13 brought together choirs from five area churches for an afternoon of glorious music. Each group sang one or two pieces, and the ensemble of more than 70 voices sang two anthems. The Handbell Choir from Second Congregational accompanied the opening anthem. People attending also enjoyed opportunities to make a joyful noise. The festival concluded with the beautiful "Dona Nobis Pacem" that reduced many to tears. A free will offering was collected to benefit the Ecumenical Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving Food Baskets effort for this year.

REMEMBER THE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY this Sunday and every Sunday by bringing some non-perishable goods to church. Monetary donations also are needed and may be mailed to: Ecumenical Food Pantry, P.O. Box 46, Newcastle, ME 04553.