Season Of Advent

This Sunday the Presbyterian Church in Needham joins with the church universal to celebrate Advent and the Nativity of Jesus Christ.

We begin the season with special prayers and readings of Scripture that recall the Biblical witness of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the Biblical promise of Christ's return. 

Advent Cantata

On Sunday, December 21 the we will be holding a special service of worship featuring Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben: Advent Cantata BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach. It will be a performance of the Presbyterian Church in Needham Chancel Choir, various instrumentalists and Special Guest Jessica jacobs, Soprano. The Cantata will be lead by Dr. Patricia P. Shopland, Music Director here at PCN.

The Service will begin at 11:00 am. and will be followed by fellowship time. 

 *Special note: instead of our Third Sunday lunch on the 21st, we will be having a Pot Luck on Sunday December 14th. 

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

We are offering a special invitation our community centered in Needham but extending throughout Metro West to join us for a special Christmas Eve service, featuring a special Christmas message from Rev. Donald P. Hammond, a candlelight procession and selection of favorite Christmas carols. 

The service begins at 6:30 pm, December 24.  

If you are looking for a welcoming community with which to celebrate the Advent of Jesus Christ, we are a family-friendly and inclusive community open to all. 




Parking is available at the Newman Elementary School. 

All are welcome. 



The church reforming, and being reformed 

The life of any church is a balance between tradition and innovation, between doing what we have always done and finding new things to do. If you have been looking for a worshiping community that is solidly grounded in its faith, that knows its history and its traditions, but is also engaged in rediscovering the core elements of Christian faith, and re-envisioning them in the light of today's world, then come worship with us.

Rational, worshipful, spiritual and communal, we strive to live out our faith in community. Our services are open to all who seek the Grace of Jesus Christ, who desire the know the love of God and hunger for the fellowship of the Spirit.

 "I invite all seekers, all inquirers and all those interested in discovering (or rediscovering) the Reformed Traditions of the Christian faith to come and fellowship with us."

--Rev. Donald P. Hammond






 December 21 - Sunday
11:00 am Cantata / Sunday Worship
 December 24 - Wednesday
6:30 pm Candlelight Christmas Eve service
 December 28 - Sunday
11:00 am Sunday Worship

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