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


Sunday, January 29, 2023
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
11:30 a.m., Sunday School Orientation, Basement Sunday School Room
4:00 p.m., Studio Recital, Sanctuary, and Narthex
6:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
7:00 p.m., Zoom Missions Meeting
8:00 p.m., AA, Volunteer Office

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
6:30 p.m., Great Plain Squares, PM Hall
7:00 p.m., Zoom Church Council

Thursday, February 2, 2023
7:00 p.m., PS96 Rehearsal, Sanctuary
7:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

Friday, February 3, 2023
6:30 p.m., AA, PM Hall

Saturday, February 4, 2023
9:00 a.m., Anna Howard Shaw Cookie Packing, PM Hall

Sunday, February 5, 2023
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
11:30 a.m., Special Charge Conference
6:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Sunday School Program
Welcome to all parents and friends of the Carter Sunday School Program!

Carter Children's Ministry Team is hosting an Orientation to Sunday School on Sunday, January 29th right after our worship service. Parents of Sunday Schoolers, Teachers, and Volunteers (past and present) or anyone curious about our Sunday School program is welcome to stop by. We want to show off our classroom space and give a fun overview of our schedule, and how a class runs. This will be a chance to see what our youngest church members have been learning and doing, and what our vision/plan for the year is. Parents and Volunteers can meet and connect with one another. You will be able to ask questions about our program. Carter Sunday School ministry is vital and growing! Please join us. For anyone thinking of volunteering, God bless you!!, if you need more incentives refreshments will be provided! See you on the 29th!

Bakers Needed
Bakers Needed!

The Anna Howard Shaw Circle hopes to brighten the exam weeks for our college students. Once we have the addresses, we will need your help with the goodies!

Students always love to get home-baked cookies or bars, packaged 4 in a baggie. In addition, everyone loves to get small bags of chips, crackers, cocoa mix, popcorn, and candies. I'm sure you each have your favorite snacks - we accept any goodies that can easily be boxed and shipped for future enjoyment!

There will be a container in the Volunteer Room marked for College Student Snacks. Please have all goodies at the Church by Saturday morning, February 4. Thank You!

Candlestick Bowling
Save the date: Friday, February 10th

At 6:30 pm your fellowship team is excited to invite you to a fun game of candlepin bowling at Needham Bowlaway! We will be renting some lanes and ordering pizza.

Space is limited so please RSVP via this link: or call the church office 781-444-2460.

Lay Liturgist for the Late Winter-Spring
Lay Liturgist for the Late Winter/Spring

Now is the time to sign up to be one of the lay liturgists who will lead worship from February - June. Please indicate on the Response Sheet that you will serve. You may choose dates that are best for your schedule.

Youth Sunday School
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 11:00am.

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.

Men's Fellowship Time

The next men's fellowship time will be Friday, January 20th at 6 PM! Please join us at Roundhead Brewing in Hyde Park for pizza, beer, and fellowship. The location is the former Westinghouse complex in the old Powerhouse building.

Please RSVP to Dick Vietor ( or Don Henrich ( as soon as possible so we can make reservations for the right number of tables.

Come join us at a new location as we enter 2023!

"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.