Cornerstone Assembly of God 754 Greendale Ave, Needham, MA02492 Cornerstone Assembly of God welcomes people of many different nations to a contemporary worship that culls messages from…More the Bible. It was founded in 1983 in Auburndale before moving to a couple of other locations, including a Needham bookstore. The congregation eventually found its permanent home on Greendale Avenue, where Rev. Jack Briggs and Assistant Pastor Kenneth Villaluz lead services. Worship services are conducted on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. Childcare for babies and toddlers is available during services, as well as classes for children ages preschool through teenagers. The congregation is involved with several ministries, including youth study groups, Vacation Bible School and senior ministry. It also hosts Lifegroups, small home meetings of eight to 12 people.
Temple Beth Shalom 670 Highland Ave, Needham, MA02494 Temple Beth Shalom is a community of individuals and families united by a desire to embrace the values, traditions and…More teachings of Torah through the lens of Reform Judaism. Temple Beth Shalom works in partnership with its neighbors to foster a stronger greater Boston community, particularly in Needham. Worship is held every Friday evening and Saturday morning. Lay leaders also conduct weekday services on Monday and Thursday mornings. The Temple Beth Shalom offers the Children's Center and has Religious School and youth programming for children in grades K-12, as well as extensive adult education opportunities.
Originally a mission of parishes in Roxbury, Newton Upper Falls and Natick in the 1800s, St. Joseph Parish has grown…More into its own as a highly attended church on Highland Avenue. The Rev. Michael Lawlor leads a 4 p.m. vigil on Saturdays, as well as services on Sunday at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Services are also conducted Monday through Friday at both 6:50 a.m. and 9 a.m.
The church sponsors several special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Among them are St. Joseph's Christmas Bazaar, the Golf Tournament, apple picking in September and a spring auction.
Women are invited to the church to take part in the WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) group as well as the Women's Guild. Men, meanwhile, can join the local Knights of Columbus, while teens will find a basketball league, Relay for Life, Youth Circle and Youth Teaming with Justice and Peace Committee. For children, the church offers a grades 5 to 8 basketball league, Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings, and a toddler's playgroup.