In-person worship has resumed in the sanctuary.
Worship with us in-person, or online on YouTube, and Facebook, as well as this site on our Messages page.

Carter is a diverse community of faith grounded in scripture, experience, tradition, and reason. Sunday services are in our Needham sanctuary at 10:00 am and live-streamed on social media. Our service is a blend of both traditional and contemporary worship styles that we hope you find uplifting, fulfilling, and comfortable! To get a preview of what worshiping with us is like, visit our Messages page to view an example of a recent service.

Worship Services are on Needham Cable TV
Worship Services are on Needham Cable TV

Needham Cable: Comcast 9, Verizon 29, & RCN 15:
Sunday @ 7:00 a.m.,
Monday @ 3:00 p.m.,
Tuesday @ 11:00 a.m.,
Wednesday @ 1:00 p.m.

On the Calendar

Sunday, September 24, 2023
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
06:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
8:00 p.m., AA, Volunteer Office

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:30 p.m., Great Plain Squares
7:00 p.m., Zoom SPRC

Thursday, September 28, 2023
7:00 p.m., PS96 rehearsal
7:45 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal

Friday, September 29, 2023
6:30 p.m., AA, PM Hall

Sunday, October 1, 2023
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
3:00 p.m., Bruce Goody & Jonathan Moretz Concert
6:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Pumpkin Patch
Volunteers Needed

This year we'll again be accepting two truckloads of about 5,000 pumpkins and gourds of all sizes for sale weighing somewhere between 30 and 40 tons. As always, the proceeds will go to the Navajo farmers and to the charitable organizations that count on Carter's support.

On Friday, October 6, boxes and bins of gourds and pumpkins atop pallets will be unloaded and distributed about the lawn. Then, on Saturday morning, October 7 volunteers will be asked to unload many of these boxes and bins onto the church lawn for sale. Others will be unloaded over time as lawn space becomes available.

Faith Forum

Dr. Copeland's perspective extends to the concept of sin in light of climate change and environmental racism, urging us to reevaluate our understanding of sin. As a distinguished speaker for the upcoming Faith Forum scheduled for September 24 at Carter, she will guide us in delving deeper into the essence of a creator God and its connection to the natural world.

Classics to the Contemporary Concert

Join us for a captivating musical journey as Bruce Goody on the flute and Jonathan Moretz on the guitar grace the stage in a mesmerizing free concert on Sunday, October 1, at 3:00 pm. Their harmonious collaboration promises to blend the timeless beauty of classical compositions with the vibrant energy of contemporary melodies, offering a delightful experience for all music enthusiasts.

Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of music at its finest.

Sunday School
Announcing New Sunday School class for grades 3-6.

We are offering a separate Sunday School class for older children. Meeting in PM Hall, we plan to offer more challenging and fun activities around the week's Bible lesson. We also need more teachers to staff this to keep up with our increasing number of children (Hooray!). Please see Tim or a member of the Children's Ministry Team. You can also sign up online to help.

Join us for Sunday School at 11:45 am

Our youth program at Carter offers a nurturing environment for kids in 6th through 12th grades to grow together in their faith and commitment to Christ. Weekly youth Sunday school offers a space for middle and high school students to engage Scripture, ask questions, share experiences, work through problems, and foster a personal, relevant faith.

Youth classes are held via ZOOM and gather each Saturday morning at 11:00 am.


Youth Group
In addition to weekly Sunday school, our youth have several opportunities to connect each month. One of the core tenants of our youth development approach is getting youth engaged in mission and outreach as a way to better understand and engage with the world around them.


"The yarn forms the stitches, the knitting forges the friendships, the craft links the generations."

Karen Alfke, designer and knitting instructor.
Bring your knitting to the Volunteer Office on the first and third Tuesdays of each month between 10:00am-Noon. An air filtering system will be in use.

Join in the fellowship and fun. All are welcome!
Questions? Call Cindy Vietor at 781-235-2090.

Bread of Life Ministry

Bread of Life is Carter's meal ministry, offering a meal to any who come. Whether needing food, fellowship, or community and the love of God, Bread of Life welcomed all to a home-cooked meal.

Prior to the pandemic Bread of Life met the first and third Tuesday evenings with a fellowship time, music, and service with a smile. Volunteers set up, cooked, served, and cleaned up each meal, including Carter members, community friends, and teens learning about community service. Costs were paid through free-will donations and Mission funds. We are currently working to bring our kitchen up to the new requirements of Needham Public Health. When that work is done we hope to restart the ministry.

If you would like to help with Bread of Life, please contact Beth Henrich at to volunteer. We will keep you all up to date on our progress and plans.