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Mar
1
Fri
March Art gallery with Haleh Fotowat
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm

The Gallery at the Sanctuary

March, 2019

Special Dates:

Friday, March 8th, 2019, 6:30 pm- Reception and Reflections

Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch

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About the artist:

Haleh FotowatI was born in Tehran, Iran. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in Tehran before moving to the United States to pursue my master’s and then PhD in Neuroscience. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at Harvard University.Art has always been an integral part of my life. I have been playing a musical instrument called the Kanun for the past 29 years. My training in art started also many years ago in Tehran where I took courses in drawing and acrylic painting. More recently, I have studied creative painting at the Ottawa School of Art. I am passionate about observing life from scientific and artistic points of view. There is always a big element of spontaneity and music in my paintings. My paintings start with drawing patterns that I draw on the spot while listening to music: jagged lines, curved lines, maybe words, whatever my hand feels like doing at that point till I decide to stop, and then I add paint. I love painting like this since I never know what I will get in the end. I feel like by doing this I can bring out a part of me on that day that I would have never known existed had I not painted.

Website: www.halehfotowat.com/

Mar
24
Sun
Haleh Fotowat | ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.
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BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation. 

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity. 



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sanctuaryucc.org/march-2019-haleh-fotowat/


Special Date: Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch
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About the artist: I was born in Tehran, Iran. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in Tehran before moving to the United States to pursue my master’s and then PhD in Neuroscience. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at Harvard University. Art has always been an integral part of my life. I have been playing a musical instrument called the Kanun for the past 29 years. My training in art started also many years ago in Tehran where I took courses in drawing and acrylic painting. More recently, I have studied creative painting at the Ottawa School of Art. I am passionate about observing life from scientific and artistic points of view. There is always a big element of spontaneity and music in my paintings. My paintings start withdrawing patterns that I draw on the spot while listening to music: jagged lines, curved lines, maybe words, whatever my hand feels like doing at that point till I decide to stop, and then I add paint. I love painting like this since I never know what I will get in the end. I feel like by doing this I can bring out a part of me on that day that I would have never known existed had I not painted.


Website: www.halehfotowat.com/ 

Messy Church – Baptisms
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Traditional worship services can be hard to enjoy as a family.  
That’s why we made Messy Church!

Messy Church is a worship service designed especially for children, ages 0-5, and their parents. 

At Messy Church, we sing, we read bible stories, we play games, do crafts, and eat dinner together.

And, even more importantly, we send home with resources to help you keep the conversation about faith and values going!

SanctuaryUCC.org/MessyChurch
or Text UCCMESSY to 51555

Congregational Pot Luck!
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
27
Wed
Wednesdays in Lent with Friends – Supper and Worship
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Out of Bondage”
All Welcome

Sanctuary joins our friends in a rotating supper and worship.

March 20 @ Shiloh Baptist for Supper and Worship
March 27 @ Hillside with Sanctuary for Supper Church
April 03 @ Community Baptist for Supper and Worship
April 10 @ West Medford Baptist for Supper and Worship
Wednesdays @ 6:30 Supper & Worship
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Sanctuary and Hillside hosting on March 27;
Cooking begins 5 pm for Supper Church & Shortstop

Mar
30
Sat
MLk Jr. Celebration Community Feedback Meeting
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please join the Medford MLK, Jr. Celebration Planning Team to provide feedback about 2018 event; grow capacity and diversify engagement for the 2019 event; and build Beloved Community for all.

Please Join us for this meeting and help us get even better!

The goal of the annual MLK, Jr. Celebration is to help create the “Beloved Community” that King sought ,and to continue to inspire justice through King’s teachings and purpose.

The celebration is the shared effort of the NAACP, City of Medford Office of Diversity, Interfaith Clergy and other partner organizations.
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Mar
31
Sun
Annual Congregational Visioning Meeting (2018) – Reconvened
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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Rev. Wendy Miller Olapade is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Service Sunday (5th Sunday of the Month) @ Sanctuary UCC Storefront Ministry Center
Mar 31 @ 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.