Sep
1
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chad & Ana Kidd. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

He Prepared Them for Everything Except the Outside World | Faith and Film
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

About This Month’s Film: Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he’s taught them.

Critics Consensus: thought-provoking themes — and an absorbing starring turn from Academy Award nominated lead actor — add up to an above-average family drama with unexpected twists.

“It’s a rare movie that asks such big questions – about parenting, about family, about modern-day America – and comes up with answers that are moving and meaningful, that make you laugh and cry.”

“The script is deeply nuanced and moving, and all the performances beautifully understated. The gorgeous cinematography is second only to the glorious scenery.”

83% Tomatometer

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Sep
17
Sun
Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “13th”
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Film is Free – but tickets are requested to insure space is available. Please get your ticket here: www.sanctuaryucc.org/13th

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.

To see a Film Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, the www.LakotaYouthStay.org Program and www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

This film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council. The screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog is also supported by Arts Alive Medford Foundation which allows for all of the proceeds from the tickets and donations for this film to go directly to the Lakota youth participating in the Lakota YouthStay Program.

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.

This Film is Free – but tickets are requested to insure space is available. Please get your ticket here: www.sanctuaryucc.org/13th

Oct
6
Fri
An Intimate and Haunting Drama | Faith and Film
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Academy Award Winner – Best Film

“…a film of rare grace – a tender, compassionate, restrained look at a life lived in the shadows.”

“…both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.”

98% Tomatometer

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Oct
15
Sun
Tentative – Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “Allah Made Me Funny” @ tbd
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Film is Free – but tickets are requested to insure space is available. Please get your ticket here: www.sanctuaryucc.org/tbd

This landmark film in concert follows three acclaimed Muslim comedians on stage and off as they present their comedy show throughout the country and share the humorous truth of what it’s like to be Muslim in America. Comedians Mo Amer, Azhar Usman, and Preacher Moss poke fun at themselves, their communities, and human nature – inviting the audience to connect with their experiences of living in post-9/11 America.

Location: Caron Theater at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop St.
Presented by The Medford Film Collaborative in partnership with Medford High’s Arab Club and Tuft University ‘s Interfaith Center.

To see a Film Trailer: youtu.be/vj1ixEyULi4

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, www.SanctuaryUCC.org Faith and Film Program, www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu, Medford High’s Arabic Club and Tuft University ‘s Interfaith Center, as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

This film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council.

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.

Oct
29
Sun
Service Sunday (5th Sunday of the Month) @ Sanctuary UCC Storefront Ministry Center
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Everybody needs a little sanctuary!

Sanctuary’s vision is to be out – in the city – serving God’s people with love and care. Each 5th Sunday we will organize several service opportunities from which folk may choose to serve. These opportunities will always include:

  • making sandwiches for the parishioners of Cambridge’s Outdoor Church at 458 High Street;
  • systemic activism (ie: writing letters or making phone calls to engender change for justice);
  • an inter-generational opportunity to help (beginning in the spring of 2017).

Check back to find out more about this month’s project(s)!

If you are looking for our bi-monthly,  Second Thursday of the Month commitment to make and serve the evening meal during the even numbered months (Feb, April, June, August, Oct, Dec) at Bread of Life in Malden click here.

Nov
3
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.