Worship listings, May 31

St. Andrew’s Episcopal 79 Denton Road 781-235-7310; www.standrewswellesley.org Rev. Addison Hall, Rector Rev. Edith Dolnikowski, Associate Rector

Mrs. Fiona Vidal-White, Interim Church School Administrator

Rev. Karen Vickers Budney, Interim Pastoral Associate www.standrewswellesley.org

On Trinity Sunday, June 3, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Parish Choir will rehearse at 8:45 a.m. and a Coffee Hour will follow the 10 a.m. service.

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. Morning Prayer is offered Monday through Thursday at 8:40 a.m.

  Wellesley Congregational (Village Church) United Church of Christ 2 Central Street 781-235-1988 Rev. Martin B. Copenhaver Rev. Kathleen E. Musser Rev. Pamela H. Emslie, Acting Associate Pastor Rev. Jennifer E. Barrett, Pastoral Resident Rev. Nicole M. Lamarche, Pastoral Resident

Michaela F. McDonald, Director of Children’s Ministries

Rev. Christina L. Braudaway-Bauman, Pastoral Residency Coordinator


On Sunday, June 3, Wellesley Congregational (Village) Church will gather for worship at 9 a.m. and at 10 a.m. First Worship, a spirited, informal worship for all ages, will take place from 9-9:45 a.m. This service will be visually rich and alive with song. Communion will be celebrated. Children, parents, grandparents and singles are all invited to worship together! Continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m.

The congregation will also gather at 10 a.m. Childcare for infants, toddlers and 2-year-olds and Church School for 3- and 4-year-olds and Kindergartners will begin at 10 a.m. Church School for Grade 1 through Grade 8 will begin at 10 a.m. in worship and continue in the classrooms during worship. Fellowship Hour will follow worship at 11:15. We welcome our confirmands into our church today.

The church is an Open and Affirming Congregation. All are welcome. The church is handicapped accessible.

For information on Church School, call Michaela McDonald, Ext. 16. For information on Youth Programs, call Pam Emslie, Ext. 15.

  Wellesley Hills Church (Congregational) 207 Washington St. 781-235-4424; www.hillschurch.org Rev. Matthew Fitzgerald Rev. Pashington Obeng Rev. David A. Stryker Rev. Eileen Morris Barry Jacobson

Saturday, June 2: 9 a.m., Bible Study; 6 p.m., Acolyte and Crucifer Dinner.

Sunday, June 3: Lectionary Bible Study, 8:45 a.m.; Junior Choir, 9 a.m., Wallace Chapel. 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15, Jolly Ringers rehearsal; 11:30, Sermon Conversation; 12:30 p.m., Sunday Brunch Group, Newton Marriott; 1 p.m., Quilting Group; 3 p.m., Jenny Leland Voice Recital.

Monday, June 4: 1:30 p.m., Still Waters; 7:15 p.m., Deacons meeting. Tues., June 5: 9 a.m., Bible Study; 7 p.m., Search Committee. Wed., June 6: 9:30 a.m., Staff meeting; 10:30 a.m.,, worship service in Wallace Chapel.; 8 p.m., Chancel Choir.

  Christ Church, United Methodist 2 Brook St. 781-235-7569 www.gbgm-umc.org/wellesley Rev. Johanne Dame, Pastor

Please join us for Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. followed by Fellowship Hour. Childcare is provided for infants through kindergarten. Sunday School for children and adults begins at 9 a.m. Adults are studying the Spiritual Disciplines. The Choir practices at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The Adult Thursday Night Class is studying “The Way of Forgiveness.”

Ongoing meetings: Tuesdays, Patchwork Prayers 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, Knit Pickers 1 p.m.

 “A place where everyone matters.” We welcome visitors and recognize that worship is a deeply personal and individual experience.

  St. John the Evangelist 9 Glen Road 781-235-0045 Rev. Thomas F. Powers, pastor Rev. J. Bryan Hehir Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND Thomas A. Smith, deacon Parish: www.stjohnwellesley.org E-mail: st-johns@comcast.net

Daily Mass: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. (Family Mass) 11 a.m. (choir), 5 p.m. (except July-August). Holy Day: as announced.

Anointing of the Sick: first Saturday following 5 p.m. Vigil Mass. Baptism: Call to arrange. Marriage: Arrange six months prior. Penance: Saturday, 3:30-4 p.m., Chapel.

 St. John School: pre-K to grade 6, 781-235-0300, www.saintjohnschool.net. Carol Roncari, principal.

Religious Education grades 1-6: 781-235-5337. Religious Education grades 7-8 and Confirmation grades 9-10: 781-237-0141.

Music director and organist: 781-235-0034, Laurence Carson.

Church is handicap accessible.

  Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills 309 Washington St. 781-235-7423 Rev. Phyllis B. O’Connell Parish Minister Shawn Newton, Assistant Minister Pat Ellenwood, Dir. of Rel. Ed.

Shawn Newton will deliver the sermon “Testifying With Our Lives” on Sunday, June 3, at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Music will be provided by the adult choir under the direction of Valerie Schleppi. Following the service will be a Celebration of Dedication and Rededication, where the congregation will gather outdoors to dedicate the new sign and plantings and rededicate ourselves to being a welcoming congregation to all. A cake and coffee reception will follow.

In addition to church school programs, there is child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Events of the week include: All-Church Retreat Meeting and Our Whole Lives Program on Sunday, June 3.

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 10. 

The Unitarian Universalist Society is a Welcoming Congregation and, in the free church tradition, is committed to freedom of religious belief. Visitors and newcomers are invited to informational sessions at different points throughout the church year.

  Wellesley Baptist Church 42 Elmwood Road 781-235-6025 Rev. Kevin Crispell, Pastor

Sunday schedule: 9:15 a.m. All Church Prayer; 10 a.m. Adult Enrichment; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church (Ages 4 to fourth grade. Childcare available – newborn to age 3). Hospitality Hour following Worship Service. 6 p.m. Youth Group.

  First Church of Christ, Scientist 8 Rockland St. 781-235-1114 or 1128 Brian McCauley, First Reader Susana Brown, Second Reader

June 3: Subject: Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesermism and Hypnotism, Denounced. Golden Text: Mark 13: “… what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

The Wellesley Christian Science Church holds Sunday services and Sunday School at 10 a.m., and Wednesday meetings at 7:30 p.m. All services are open to the community, and childcare is provided.

Sunday School offers an opportunity for children and teens to learn that God’s love for them is very real and discover how it improves health, relationships, school experiences, family dynamics, and purpose in their lives. This spiritual education includes study of the Old and New Testaments along with the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health.”
 Wednesday evening meetings cover topics selected for their relevance to community issues and concerns. These range from “How to Heal Depression” to “Understanding Divine Government.” Sample readings are available at www.christiansciencewellesley.org. After a short selection of readings and hymns, members of the congregation are invited to share their experiences, reflections, and testimonies of healing.

  MetroWest Baptist Wellesley Community Center 219 Washington St. 781-431-0828 Rev. David Melton, lead pastor Kimberly Melton, worship leader

 Regular schedule: Sunday School and Bible Study 10 a.m.; Service at 11 a.m. Childcare provided for all Sunday services. MetroWest Baptist is a child-centered church with an emphasis on practical help for real-life issues. Small group Bible studies are held weekly in homes. Call for additional information about all events, including men’s and women’s ministry events, kid’s clubs and family ministry events. Or visit our Web site at www.metrowestchurch.com to find out more.

  St. Paul Parish 502 Washington St. 781-235-1060 Rev. Richard Fitzgerald, pastor Rev. Mark Riley, parochial vicar Deacon Paul Cloonan

Daily Masses: Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9 (Family), and 11 a.m. (choir). Holy Day schedule: as announced. The church is handicapped-accessible.

Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. Penance: Saturdays, 3-3:45. Anointing of the Sick: First Saturday, 4:45. Baptisms, Second Sunday, 2 p.m.; arrangements in advance. Marriage: arrangements at least six months in advance.

Religious Education: Kathleen Curley, 781-235-5012. St. Paul School: Principal Karen McLaughlin, 781-235-1510. Music Ministry: Mary Lee Cirella, 508-653-6522. Web address: www.stpaulwellesley.com.

  Temple Beth Elohim 10 Bethel Road 781-235-8419 Rabbi Joel Sisenwine Cantor Jodi Lee Sufrin Rabbi Sharon Clevenger Rabbi Emeritus Ronald Weiss

Friday, June 1: Shabbat Beha’alotecha. 5:45 p.m. Prayer for Prayer; 6 p.m. Shabbat Service. TGIS. Saturday, June 2. 8:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Minyan; 9:15 a.m. Torah Study – Brunch and Learn; 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service. We invite the congregation to celebrate with Nathan Nast, son of Beth and Bill Nast, and Nicole Poritzky, daughter of Stacy and Dean Poritzky, as they become B’nei Mitzvah.

Temple Beth Elohim will host a Prospective Member Open House on Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the temple. Members of the clergy, educational team and congregation will welcome prospective members. Dessert will be served. RSVP by June 11; call 781-235-8419, ext. 424, or e-mail skaron@bethelohim-wellesley.org.

  St. Mary’s Episcopal 258 Concord St., Newton Lower Falls 617-527-4769 Rev. Peter G. Chase, Rector Kirsten Johnson, Director of Music

Sunday, June 3, Trinity Sunday. Last day of Church School. 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Celebrant and Preacher: the Rev. Peter Chase. 11 a.m. Coffee Hour.

  Wellesley Friends Meeting (Quaker) 26 Benvenue St. 781-237-0268

Wellesley Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quaker) meets for worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. “We worship in silence, speaking out of the silence as we are led by the Spirit in our midst.” Children attend meeting for the first 15 minutes, followed by Sunday School classes. All welcome.

  Wellesley-Weston Chabad Center Rabbi: Moshe Bleich President: Jesse Grinberg Sexton: Jason Bedrick 793 Worcester St. (Route 9 West), Wellesley Hills 781-239-1076 www.wellesleywestonchabad.org   St. James the Great Church

900 Worcester Street

P.O.Box 812716 1-508-292-3155

Roman Catholic Lay Communion Service Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Hour following service.

Children’s Classes meet twice monthly at 11:15 a.m.

Vigil in progress 24/7.

Call to sign up: 508-292-3155.

Friends of St. James, P.O. Box 812716, Wellesley, MA 02481.

  Presbyterian Church, Needham 1458 Great Plain Ave., Needham 781-444-3728 www.needhampres.org

The Rev. Elliot Hipp, senior pastor. Worship and Sunday School start at 11 a.m. Childcare for infants in crib room. Parents are welcome to stay. Crib room intercom broadcasts the service. Sunday School for toddlers through age 12. Youth Group for teens at 1 p.m. We offer weekly and monthly Bible Study class. Handicap accessible. Plenty of parking at the Newman School parking lot. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Presbyterian Church in Needham welcomes and serves everyone, of all ages and from all kinds of families. Join us for worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. Check the Web site: www.needhampres.org for the latest information on activities and events.

  Christ Lutheran 113 Union St., Natick 508-315-9732 Rev. Kathleen Reed, Pastor Rita Corey, Music Director

Regular services of Holy Communion: Sunday, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Children’s Choir and chimes, Wednesday 5:15 p.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. Call or check online www.christnatick.org for times and additional youth and children’s music programs.

  Eliot Church (Unitarian/ Congregational) 45 Eliot St (Route 16), South Natick Church Office: 508-653-2244 Minister: the Rev. Adam Tierney-Eliot Music Director: Dr. Stephen James

The Eliot Church is a community church in the Christian tradition. The church stands on the site of the first Indian church founded by the Rev. John Eliot in 1651. Visitors of all faiths are welcome. The church is handicapped-accessible.

Worship services, Church School classes and childcare, Sundays at 10 a.m.

  Congregation Ruach Israel 754 Greendale, Needham 781-449-6264 Richard C. Nichol, Congregational leader

Worship service and children’s program are held Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Congregation Ruach Israel, a Messianic Jewish synagogue.

  Islamic Center of Boston 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland 508-358-5885 Malik Khan, president

Daily prayers at 4 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 4:45 p.m.; 8 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Friday prayers with Khutba (sermon) by the Imam at 1 p.m.

Friday 7:30 p.m. Halaqa (study group)

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Special Presentation; Sunday, 1 p.m., Zuhr Prayers.

Islamic School, Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For special events at the Center visit info@icbwayland.org.

  Grace Lutheran Church of Needham 543 Greendale Ave., Needham 781-444-3315; www.gracelutheranonline.net. Rev. Jennifer Hitt, pastor

Sunday worship with open communion and nursery care at 9:30 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship. Sunday school follows worship during the school year.

  Temple Aliyah 1164 Central Ave., Needham 781-444-8522; www.templealiyah.com Rabbi Carl M. Perkins Cantor Harry Gelman President Glenn Levine

 Temple Aliyah is an egalitarian conservative synagogue. Daily Minyan 7:30 p.m.; Sunday Minyan 9 a.m.; Shabbat morning services 9:15 a.m. Childcare for ages 2 and older during services. Religious school for kindergarten through grades seven. Handicap accessible.

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints 150 Brown St., Weston 718-235-2164 Mike Dowling, Bishop

Meeting time: Sundays, 9 a.m.

  Westgate Church (Evangelical Free) 100 Winter St., Weston 781-237-2633 Rev. Samuel Hollo Sr., Pastor Rev. Dr. Bruce Daggett, Assoc. Mr. Lucas Miller, Assoc. Mr. Stephen Gerber, Music Director Dr. Michael Marrapodi, Headmaster, WCA

Westgate Church’s regular Sunday schedule: 9:30 a.m. Christian Education classes, nursery through adult, all parishioners and visitors are welcome; 10:30 a.m. worship service followed by fellowship hour.

The church operates Westgate Christian Academy at 90 Oak St., Natick, for children preschool through grade 8. For information on other ministries please call the church office or visit www.westgate-church.org.

  St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 57 Brown St., Weston 781-237-5561 Rev. Nicholas Krommydas, Pastor Gregory Condakes, Choir Director Tom Dixon, Church School Director Gloria Moskos, Assistant Director

Sunday schedule: Orthros 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Children will worship with their parents in the main church and go to their Church School classes immediately following Holy Communion. All Orthodox Christians and visitors are welcome.

  Grace Church of Dover 21 Centre St., Dover 508-785-3500 Rev. Peter DiSanto

Grace Church, in nearby Dover, is an ecumenical ministry that came out of the Roman Catholic Church more than 30 years ago. Married priests and ordained women offer the sacraments to all.

Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m., with Children’s Chapel for ages 3-10.
 Visit www.gracechurchofdover.org for more information.

  Temple Reyim 1860 Washington St., Newton 617-527-2410 Rabbi Rosenberg Cantor Stephen Thompson Cheryl Vogel, educational director Meryl Alpert, nursery school director www.Reyim.org.

Temple Reyim is well known for being a welcoming Conservative, traditional, egalitarian synagogue with exceptional services for children. There is a high level of member participation. At 10:30 a.m. every Sabbath there are children’s religious services for every age group. Our USY program is award winning as is the Rosenshine Nursery School.

The synagogue has plenty of parking and is a short walking distance from the Woodland T stop.

Every week at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, the temple holds three prayer services designed for children of all ages: Tot Shabbat, ages 6 months to kindergarten age; Mini-Minyan for ages K-Grade 3; and Junior Congregation for students in third through seventh grade. The children join their parents for Kiddush following the Temple Reyim Shabbat Service.

  Newton Highlands Congregational Church 54 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands Rev. Kenneth F. Baily, Senior Pastor Rev. Gretchen L. Elmendorf, Associate Pastor

NHCC has been Open and Affirming by vote of the congregation since 1995. Men and women, singles, couples and families from diverse faith backgrounds, physical limitations and sexual orientations are all welcome to join in full participation in the church. The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible from the Lincoln Street entrance. Large print programs and hearing assistance devices available            For information on church programs and services, call 617-527-3898 or visit www.nhcc.net.