Alex White spent his childhood in the Newton area and graduated from Maiden High School in 2014. He attended Harvard University and graduated in December 2018 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. He was a member of the Harvard Crimson Football Program for five seasons, where he played both middle linebacker and defensive end. Alex and his family have been members of First United Methodist Newton since 2004. Alex will return to Boston to continue research for a biomedicalstartup company in the spring, and will attend medical school in the fall of 2019.
Unprecedented Acts of Hospitality. What does it mean? How do we do it? Phil Maynard, author of Shift 2.0, writes that we love because we have been loved. We welcome others because we have been welcomed. We want others to discover grace because we have learned about the transforming power of God’s love and grace. Reflect on what brought you to First Newton. How were you welcomed? How do we welcome guests visiting the church today? What gifts do you have that you can share to make others feel truly welcomed into our church family?