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Ministry Center Open
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Charmaine Lee, Finance Administrator (3:30 to 6:00 pm)

ONLINE – Guided Meditation with Sarah D. @
Jul 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am

guided meditation w/ sarah d

Sundays @ 9:45am-10:15am

In anxious times, taking time to breathe and just be is a gift. Join Hillside’s Sarah D for this 30-minute guided meditation session where you’ll be invited to focus on your breath and let everything else fall away for a while.

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By Phone:   +1 646.558.8656 US (New York) ; Meeting ID: 982 395 9325; Password: 12345

ONLINE – Community Gathering @
Jul 12 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am

community gathering

Sundays @ 10:15am – 10:30am

Arrive a few moments ahead of time to greet your neighbors and get settled in with communion elements, a worship center such as a candle, and your soul space!

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ONLINE Worship & Sunday Circle: Extreme Makeover: Nehemiah Edition #4 @
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

For the duration of the Stay Home/Stay Safe orders – Sanctuary and Hillside will worship together, online via zoom and facebook live. Sunday morning schedule includes:

  • 09:45 – 10:15 am – Online Guided Meditation with Sarah D.
  • 10:15 – 10:30 am – Community Gathering (say hello and get your spirit settled with tech)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am – Online Worship (including time with children, sermon, special music, and prayers)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 pm – Virtual Coffee Hour  – Stick around for a bit to connect in small conversations with friends, old and new!

“Extreme Makeover: Nehemiah Edition” Sermon Series: Nehemiah is known as the Jerusalem Rebuilder. He’s an interesting character who, unlike the prophets, sees a problem and doesn’t just talk the talk. Nehemiah walks the walk, and takes action to fix things! But, not before prayer, reflection, and confession. As he leads the rebuilding effort, Nehemiah faces great hardship and much pain, yet the people of Israel saw firsthand how God fulfilled God’s promises spoken to Jeremiah during their exile. If God calls all of us to participate in building beloved community; then God calls all of us to become antiracists. We will use this worship series as a guide for change – laying Nehemiah’s spiritual practice alongside our study of racism through film, books, and art. (June 21 through July)

Sermon 4 (July 12) Scripture: Nehemiah 4

Sermon 4 (July 5) Theme: “The Struggle is Real” Even though Nehemiah has the king’s blessing and the
people are eager to rebuild the walls, opposition from others seeks to dishearten the people from accomplishing the work of God.  As Followers of Jesus and Seekers of Justice, we will encounter opposition from spiritual forces that scheme against us. We can overcome resistence with persistence and by praying, being watchful, guarding the places where we are most vulnerable, and fighting for one another.

Prayer for This Sunday: Holy one, our hearts are troubled and our circumstances appear dark. Help us to remember how great is Your steadfast faithfulness and loving kindness. Along with Nehemiah, we are called to share Your promise of love and justice for all with the world. In the midst of this period of affliction, stressed by the impact of Covid19, hurt by the centuries long harm inflicted by the Virus of1619 we stand in hope upon the foundation of Your truth, love, and grace. Help us to change. Amen

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Ministry Center Closed
Jul 13 all-day
Medford Music Studio
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination.” – Plato

As teachers and musicians who have worked with all types of students, we believe the most important aspect of learning an instrument is that the student enjoys him/herself. Lessons are fun, interactive and creative, and we encourage students to use their natural curiosity to explore music. Our studio is a relaxed and comfortable setting where lessons are tailored to the learning style and musical interests of each individual student.

Sanctuary UCC has partnered with Medford Music Studio in the community and have collaborated on events in the past. If you’re interested in exploring their services, please check out their website!

Ministry Center Open (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bailey Henderson, Office Administrator (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Charmaine Lee, Financial Administrator (3:30 pm – 6:00 pm)

Tues Lunch On-Line: Drop-In Sanctuary via Zoom (BYOL) @
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

In this time of social distancing, join Sanctuary online to connect with/make new friends, enjoy some lunch, and check-on your heart and soul space! We will talk and pray and inspire each other. Join Rev. Wendy and members of the Leadership Circle – everybody needs a little sanctuary.

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Susan D’arcy Fuller Photo Class – time to be determined
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Judy Scribner-Moore (Summer Session)
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 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.

Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. online via Zoom
July 8 through August 26; 6 classes @ $120; $25/drop-in

No classes held on August 5 and August 12!

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.

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Christ in the Chaos – Advent Calendar 2019

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