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:
Wednesday @ 3:00 p.m.,
Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.,
Friday @ 1:00 p.m.

To stay up to date use this link:

On the Calendar

Thursday, February 22, 2024
7:00 p.m. PS96, Sanctuary
7:45 p.m. Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

Friday, February 23, 2024
1:00 p.m. Mahjong, Parlor
6:30 p.m. AA, PM Hall

Sunday, February 25, 2024
2nd Sunday of Lent
10:00 a.m. In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Soup And Spirit Lenten Program
Join us - from February 20 thru March 19 on Tuesdays from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.
(*See information below)

Soup And Spirit Lenten Program
February 20 - March 19, Tuesdays at 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

During this Lenten season, Adults will examine how God uses the broken pieces of our lives to reframe our purpose, turning our discarded hopes and dreams into something beautiful and useful - a mosaic in which God uses all of the pieces. Shane Stanford, the author, says, "This journey will take us along the same path Jesus walked in the days before and days along his own journey to Jerusalem.

We will see the similarities to our own stories and the lesson we should pick up, like pebbles along the path." There will also be a separate session for children. So, bring your family for wonderful soups and a great Lenten program for adults and children. This study will be using Shane Stanford’s book Mosaic: When God Uses All the Pieces--A Lenten Study for Adults. The cost per book is $15, sign up using the response sheet in the bulletin or use this link:

Sunday School
Announcing New Sunday School class for grades 3-7.

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 Group
In addition to weekly Sunday school, our youth have several opportunities to connect. One of the core tenets 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.