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Ministry Center Closed
Oct 20 all-day
An Evening of Sanctuary with Philip Hamilton with Friends
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sanctuary UCC proudly welcomes West Medford native and world-renowned singer and percussionist, Philip Hamilton, back to Medford for a concert highlighting his African-American heritage as well as his musical and cultural ties to Medford. Joined by other local musicians, Hamilton and his band will perform original and cover songs, and include anecdotes about his musical journey performing jazz and world music around the globe. To benefit Sanctuary’s Arts and Inspiration Programs.

Rhythm & Roots – ARTChurch
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

African-Caribbean-New Orleans Rhythm & Roots — John T. Scott, Ayo Scott, Steve Prince

This month’s installation is from the private collection of Maria Scott Osborne – offering pieces from her father, John Scott; brother, Ayo Scott; and John’s student Steve Prince.

About the artists:

“John Scott was one of those rare artistic spirits who let the “sidewalks of New Orleans” speak to his soul and imagination. Through his singular art, he has left us a visual and artistic legacy that will inspire us for generations….Scott used the words “jazz thinking” in describing his mindset while creating his art: “[I]f you listen to a really good jazz group three things are always evident. . . Jazz musicians are always in the ‘now’ while you’re hearing it, but these guys are incredibly aware of where they have been and have an unbelievable anticipation of where they are going. . . To me that’s jazz thinking. It’s improvisational thinking in the sense that I don’t have to contrive some system of connecting two things that don’t seem related because I understand the relationship.”

“There was a time that i created as a means of letting things go. (my father, grad school, and New Orleans after Katrina). After witnessing the storm and the changes that came after it i now create to hold onto or preserve things. Seeing the face of a city change so quickly has brought me grief and purpose. i now create to preserve pieces of the things and people that make New Orleans so special and magnify them. Our culture warriors act as ambassadors of our way of life to people around the world. Instead of creating to let go I now create to hold on. My subject is now focused on ways to celebrate the defenders of the spirit of New Orleans.” –Ayo Scott

“The many rhythms of New Orleans cross-fertilized culture reflect themselves throughout Steve [Prince]’s art. The rich traditions of art, music, and religion pulsate through Steve’s woodcuts and drawings. They rise up as metaphors and messages that guide the viewer into the depths of his expressive imagination. … It is Steve’s faith that calls him to be an artist. His work is an unending exploration of that faith and it’s relationship to his life, his culture and his community. To Steve, “We are all living epistles, whether we want to be or not.”

Join us for ARTChurch to look deeply into this collection of inspiration.


About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.

Ministry Center Closed
Oct 22 all-day
Leadership Circle Meeting (4th Tuesday)
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hi there,

Rev. Wendy Miller Olapade is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Yoga for Healthy Aging with Judy Scribner Moore (Fall I 2018)
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Participants will be guided with clear instruction in gentle yoga-based exercise and breath focused meditation, using chairs for comfort and support. Emphasis will be given on cultivating relaxation and concentration, as well as maximizing circulation, joint mobility, immunity and bone strength. No previous experience with yoga is required.

Our teacher – West Medford’s yogi Judy Scribner-Moore – brings more than 30 years of experience teaching yoga and meditation to students of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds.

This Series Runs: September 05, 2018 through October 24 2018 — 8 classes @ $20 = $170 tuition.

If interested in participating in this class, please register at:;
or – Text UCCYOGA to 51555 (and follow link) to sign up
or – contact Sanctuary at 781.395.3360/ or Judy at to reserve a space.

$ 20.00 per session for full term; Drop-in Price $ 25.00. If you need support with the cost of the classes please contact Rev. Wendy for information about scholarships.

Please bring a yoga mat and firm blanket to each class.

United Nations Day Supper and Worship @ Community Baptist Church
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“Medford’s Fringe Churches”

AA Big Book Twelve Step Study Group @ Sanctuary / UCC
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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