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April Art Gallery with Youveline Joseph
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Gallery at the Sanctuary

April, 2019

Special Date:

Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:30 pm- Reception & Reflections

Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch

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About the Artist:

Youveline Joseph is a visual artist, born in Haiti but raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. Her passion for art began at a young age. Around the age of five she began to showcase her natural ability to draw and create. In high school she took an International Baccalaureate art class, an advance art class, designed to allow creative students to excel in their art. Later on, Youveline minored in Fine Arts in college while majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Health Medicine.

After graduating in 2017, Youveline decided to pursue her art on a more professional level. She mainly paints with acrylic paint on canvas. While on her journey to understand and grow as an individual she began to develop her Afrocentric painting style. She uses a combination of cowrie shells, crystals, and glitter to personalize her artworks. She also incorporates bright, vibrant colors, patterns, and textures into her pieces.

Moreover, her inspiration comes from beauty, culture, social media, fashion, adversity, and societal issues. Her body of work focuses on representation and her goal is to showcase and praise the beauty of her people (i.e. the diversity in the African diaspora).


Artist Statement:

What is Youveline’s Creations…

It is the embodiment of the Black Art experience. Black beauty, Black magic, Black power, Black pride, Black excellence. It is our traditions, our hairstyles, our culture, our people, our essence. My art…

Maundy Thursday Supper Circle
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Simple Supper – Love and Communion

Our Maundy Thursday Supper and circle recalls the washing of the disciples feet, the shared Passover Meal and the betrayal that leads to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

A Walk Though Holy Week – Good Friday Drop-In Meditation and Prayer
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drop in for a ‘video’ series of art depicting Jesus’ walk through Holy Week – the the Passion and Resurrection.

Music and resources available for self directed meditation and prayer.

Staff available for pastoral care and prayer.

First Reformed | Faith and Film
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or

From the reviews:

“sensitive, suspenseful , weighty…” 

“Religion, First Reformed suggests, is easy. It’s faith that’s hard.”

“First Reformed asks us to take another look at what we think we know about politics, religion and other things we like to argue about, and asks nothing more than our quiet attention.”


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.

Easter Choir Rehearsal
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Easter Sunrise on the Mystic
Apr 21 @ 5:45 am – 6:45 am

Easter Sunrise on the Mystic
Resurrection, Worship, Communion and Song

@ DCR Mystic River Reservation Green Space; Mystic River Road and Harvard Avenue Bridge, West Medford.

All are Invited! 
Rain or Shine–Hosted by
Sanctuary UCC, North Prospect Union UCC, Shiloh Baptist Church, West Medford Baptist Church

Easter Choir Rehearsal
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Celebrate Easter – Fun for the Whole Family w/ Festival Choir and Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Easter Egg Hunt (after the children’s Message) then Easter Egg Dying for Outdoor Church.