The Presbyterian Church in Needham is a community dedicated to spreading the love of God and nurturing the faith of all the members of God’s family. Sunday worship is the center of our congregational life, which we live out in our fellowship, our learning together, and our mission and service to our neighbors. We are Christ-centered and Spirit-led, enthusiastic in welcoming newcomers to our church family and in joyfully seeking to serve our neighbors.
We are a congregation of the Presbytery of Boston of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our Presbyterian roots stretch back to our founding as the Scotch Presbyterian Church in Boston’s South End, originally a Gaelic-speaking congregation of immigrants from Nova Scotia.
The people of God who gather to worship at the Presbyterian Church in Needham are an intergenerational and inclusive community, spanning ages one to ninety-something. Many of our members live in Needham, but also in Newton and Dedham, from Quincy to Franklin to Arlington. A good number trace their heritage back to Cape Breton, to the early years of the congregation or more recently. Many have lived in the Boston area their whole lives, while still others hail from other states and other countries. We are teachers and accountants, parents and grandparents, nurses and scientists, students and retired folks – just to name a few. Yet we all find our spiritual home, our community and family in Christ, here at the corner of Great Plain & Central Aves.