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CANCELLED | Sandwiches for Outdoor Church
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For the immediate time, arrangements have been made for food for Outdoor Church to be provided by local restaurants. We praise God for their generosity and support.

You are encouraged to make a donation, share some food resources with one of the micro-pantries in Medford – which can be found here ; or sign up for a recurring commitment to sources one of the pantries.

Sanctuary will take up this blessed work once the concerns about health safety are  released.

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ONLINE ONLY – Sunday Circle | Be Not Afraid? Seriously? @
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Theme: Be Not Afraid? Are You Serious, Jesus? A Mini Sermon on Fear from Nadia Bolz-Weber

Luke 13:22, 31-34 (NRSV)

Please note: While we typically do not gather for worship on fifth Sundays, given what is happening in the world, we WILL gather for online Sunday Circle. We will not be making sandwiches for outdoor church. Other arrangements have been made for food for the Outdoor Church community.

In this text from Luke, Jesus has set his face to his Passion, continues to teach along the way of the Kin-dom, is warned that Herod wants to do away with him, and his response is pretty bold! Jesus knows Herod wants to kill him and yet he keeps his face set to Jerusalem – and the work laid out in front of him.

So how – Jesus – can we, who are so afraid – possibly keep showing up and setting our faces to our future? You tell us to “be not afraid”, but seriously, Jesus – that is not enough to make us not afraid! So how do we be right now? How!?!

Prayer for the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Covenant God, may we find ourselves trusting you when the evidence tells us otherwise. May we find ourselves following you when the world says not to. May we find ourselves living with the impossible when everything else says we can’t. May we hear the promise in our souls, and live it in our world. Amen.

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No Sunday Circle @ Sanctuary – Join us for Easter Worship at Hillside
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

No Sunday Circle at Sanctuary – Join us for:
Sunrise Service on the Mystic River at Harvard and Mystic River Streets, Medford
Joint Easter Worship at Hillside Community Church, 144 North Street, Medford

Online Only | Faith and Film @ Online
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

You Will Need access to Netflix to view the film!

Here is how we are planning the evening:

Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal.

We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film.

Then we will begin watching the film (via our own Netflix access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).

When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!

As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.


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Meeting ID: 233 418 471
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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 or call 781-395-3360.