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Sunday Circle: Glorious Mystery – Transfiguration!
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Scripture: Matthew 17:1-9

Theme: Glorious Mystery

As Advent opened, so the Season after the Epiphany closes: on a holy mountain where God may be 
found. It is a place of sacred mystery, where shining and shadow convey a holy presence. It is a place of community across time, where God’s people of past and present meet. It is a place of silence and witness, where visions are kept quiet and God says of Jesus, “Listen to him.”

An encounter with the mystery and glory of God can happen in small quiet moments. And, sometimes, it 
happens in a flash of blinding light. Join us in beloved circle, sit with sacred silence, witness to the mystery of God, Son and Spirit – and listen to the Word Made flesh. 

In this week’s Sunday Circle, we will celebrate the glorious (and sometimes confusing) mystery of the Triune God and wonder together with the deep question: How do we go about listening to Jesus? 

Prayer for the Transfiguration
Holy God, you encounter us in places where we seek you, and in places where we flee from you. Ease our fears. Open our ears and eyes to you, wherever and in whomever you reveal yourself to us. Prepare us to journey as you call. Amen.

Ministry Center Closed
Feb 24 all-day
Medford Music Studio
Feb 24 @ 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)
Feb 25 @ 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)

Shrove Tuesday Celebration – Pancake Supper
Feb 25 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:00 am

As we ready ourselves for Lent and in the spirit of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) we gather at Hillside Community Church to share pancakes and stories!  Bring the kids!

All are welcome to this shared gathering of Sanctuary UCC, Hillside Community Church, Shiloh Baptist, West Medford Baptist and Community Baptist of Medford.

Yoga for Healthy Aging w/Judy Scribner Moore (Winter – 2020)
Feb 26 @ 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: Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
January 8 through March 49 classes @ $180; $25/drop-in

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.

Ministry Center Open (11:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Bailey Henderson, Office Administrator (11:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Ash Wednesday – Ashes and Reflections
Feb 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

All Welcome

We all have stories–of our own faith journeys and those of our faith communities. Some of our stories are treasured but can lock us in the past rather than move us forward. The “stories” of our Christian faith are equally cherished but may also need some new framing to feed our spirits and energize our structures.

Let us gather and tell stories that along with Jesus, we might set our face to Jerusalem and find energy and affirmation for what is to unfold.

Sanctuary UCC
Shiloh Baptist
Community Baptist
West Medford Baptist
Hillside Community Church

Learn more at  

All are welcome to this shared gathering of Sanctuary UCC, Hillside Community Church, Shiloh Baptist, West Medford Baptist and Community Baptist of Medford.

Ministry Center Open (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Feb 27 @ 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)

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