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!
or Text UCCMESSY to 51555
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.
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: September 05, 2018 through October 24 2018 — 8 classes @ $20 = $170 tuition.
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 email@example.com or Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or igfn.us/form/MQcEQg
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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 email@example.com or call 781-395-3360.
Sanctuary UCC proudly welcomes West Medford native and world-renowned singer and percussionist, Philip Hamilton, back to Medford for a concert highlighting his African-American heritage as well as his musical and cultural ties to Medford. Joined by other local musicians, Hamilton and his band will perform original and cover songs, and include anecdotes about his musical journey performing jazz and world music around the globe. To benefit Sanctuary’s Arts and Inspiration Programs.
African-Caribbean-New Orleans Rhythm & Roots — John T. Scott, Ayo Scott, Steve Prince
This month’s installation is from the private collection of Maria Scott Osborne – offering pieces from her father, John Scott; brother, Ayo Scott; and John’s student Steve Prince.
About the artists:
“John Scott was one of those rare artistic spirits who let the “sidewalks of New Orleans” speak to his soul and imagination. Through his singular art, he has left us a visual and artistic legacy that will inspire us for generations….Scott used the words “jazz thinking” in describing his mindset while creating his art: “[I]f you listen to a really good jazz group three things are always evident. . . Jazz musicians are always in the ‘now’ while you’re hearing it, but these guys are incredibly aware of where they have been and have an unbelievable anticipation of where they are going. . . To me that’s jazz thinking. It’s improvisational thinking in the sense that I don’t have to contrive some system of connecting two things that don’t seem related because I understand the relationship.”
“There was a time that i created as a means of letting things go. (my father, grad school, and New Orleans after Katrina). After witnessing the storm and the changes that came after it i now create to hold onto or preserve things. Seeing the face of a city change so quickly has brought me grief and purpose. i now create to preserve pieces of the things and people that make New Orleans so special and magnify them. Our culture warriors act as ambassadors of our way of life to people around the world. Instead of creating to let go I now create to hold on. My subject is now focused on ways to celebrate the defenders of the spirit of New Orleans.” –Ayo Scott
“The many rhythms of New Orleans cross-fertilized culture reflect themselves throughout Steve [Prince]’s art. The rich traditions of art, music, and religion pulsate through Steve’s woodcuts and drawings. They rise up as metaphors and messages that guide the viewer into the depths of his expressive imagination. … It is Steve’s faith that calls him to be an artist. His work is an unending exploration of that faith and it’s relationship to his life, his culture and his community. To Steve, “We are all living epistles, whether we want to be or not.”
Join us for ARTChurch to look deeply into this collection of inspiration.
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.