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Aug
20
Tue
August/September Art Gallery: Stories from the Kitchen Table
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Presents: Stories from the Kitchen Table
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Doors open 11 AM, Saturday, August 20th, 2019 at Sanctuary UCC
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Dates & Hours:
August 20th – September 22nd
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Tues-Fri: 11AM-6PM
Sat-Sun: 9AM-12PM

Special dates:

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, 7:00 pm- Reception & Reflections
Sunday, September 8th, 2019 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information—–>>>sanctuaryucc.org/august-september-2019-stories-from-the-kitchen-table/
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Artist Statement
Stories from the Kitchen Table

I created “Stories from the Kitchen Table” to preserve and honor a fading way of life in my childhood home, a continent away. Going home means traveling the long distance back to a small village in northern Germany and my family’s old farmhouse, a house that seems untouched by modern time, and, one day soon, will be left behind.

The hardship of farming and events during World War II cast a prickly shadow over family members that can still be felt today. Telling these tales gives me a chance for reflection and transformation. Memories and emotions intertwine into new stories.

When I visit, I absorb the ingredients of home: the flavors of dishes that are so familiar, and the same furnishings, photographs, knick-knacks, and worn kitchen tools that have been there since well before I was born. Most of all, the very essence of home for me is gathering around the kitchen table to sit down for a meal with family and friends and share stories old and new.

Connecting past and present, my composites include old family photos combined with images reflecting how I perceive my heritage today. I use flowers and fragmented images of fabric: these dish towels, tablecloths, napkins, and decorative wall hangings (dating back to 1799) were passed down from generation to generation – a salute to the women who lived and worked under the roof of this old house. Pieces of the traditional costume, buried for decades in an old farmer’s trunk, add a layer of local history to my images.

My grandmother was a great influence. She was the overseer and guide of a local farmhouse museum across the street; she was the keeper of local history and the keeper of family stories and tales that often were shared among women in “spin clubs.” In past times, “spin clubs” met with the purpose of spinning wool, doing needlework, and stitching tablecloths and wall hangings. These close-knit groups of women stayed together until death. Today, these clubs barely exist. “Stories from the Kitchen Table” transforms this tradition of storytelling into a visual journey.

Website: www.reischwitzphotography.com/

Sep
4
Wed
Yoga for Healthy Aging with Judy Scribner Moore (Fall – 2019)
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – Oct 30 @ 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: 9/04 – 10/30; $180 for 9 classes; $25/drop-in.

If interested in participating in this class, please register at www.sanctuaryucc.org/supportyoga;
or – Text UCCYOGA to 51555 (and follow the link) to sign up
or – contact Sanctuary at 781.395.3360/office@sanctuaryucc.org or Judy at scribnermoore@verizon.net 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.

Sep
18
Wed
Yoga for Healthy Aging w/Judy Scribner Moore (Fall I – 2019)
Sep 18 @ 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: 9/4 – 10/30; $180 for 9 classes; $25/drop-in

If interested in participating in this class, please register at: www.sanctuaryucc.org/supportyoga;
or – Text UCCYOGA to 51555 (and follow link) to sign up
or – contact Sanctuary at 781.395.3360/office@sanctuaryucc.org or Judy at scribnermoore@verizon.net 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.

Art Gallery Team Meeting
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Art Gallery Team plans programs and activities associated with the Sanctuary Art Gallery, including receptions and reflections with the artist and other art programs. All are welcome.

Sep
19
Thu
Ministry Center Open (3:30 – 6pm)
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Sep
20
Fri
The Children Act | Mortality at the Movies
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

The Children Act – Starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.


The first of four films in our “Mortality at the Movies” Series (Sept – Dec); contemporary films that explore the value of life through the vantage point of death. Thought-provoking and often funny, these films remind us that while dying is a part of life, it need not keep us from living well.

Description: Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Reviews:

“An idiosyncratic curio that lives and breathes beyond its running time.”

“Ponders faith and medicine among Jehovah’s Witnesses to stunning effect – and with heart-wrenching delicacy.”

“Thompson and Whitehead shine, and director Richard Eyre has crafted a highly textured, respectable film about grown-up issues.”

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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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Sep
21
Sat
Ministry Center Open
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sep
22
Sun
Sunday Circle – Worship
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am