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Jan
18
Sat
Ministry Center Open
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jan
19
Sun
ARTChurch | Dirkje Legerstee “Angels in Human Skin”
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is Dirkje Legerstee – Angels in Human Skin

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Scripture: Psalm 40:1-11 

Psalm 40, a vivid, physical testimony of being heard, seen, helped begins with these words, I waited patiently for God; and God inclined unto me, and heard my cry; and becomes a song of praise. The Psalmist praises God’s steadfast love and offers a glimpse of what it is like to be wanted – called. Witnessing to the delight of living in the ways of God’s life-giving law; and wanting to remain in God’s steadfast love and faithfulness the writer echoes Samuel’s call, “Here I am”. 

Being “Called” can happen in many ways. God allows us the opportunity to use who we are and what we offer to the world in the service of God’s love. Receiving God’s call is an extravagant gift of love. By calling us, God says to us, you are seen, you are known, and you are loved.

ARTChurch this month will use this Psalm and the experience of ‘call’ to reflect on the testimony of Dirkje’s work – of her call and journey of being heard, seen, and helped.

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Prayer for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Faithful God, you call, claim, and send believers into the world with your radiant love. Help us to live as ones who are called, claimed, and sent with your blessing, journeying to the places and spaces where we are called to share our light and your love. Amen.

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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.

ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is still creating!  Check back later for details about the artist and art being installed for this month’s ARTChurch!

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.

Jan
20
Mon
Ministry Center Closed
Jan 20 all-day
Laura Brereton – Music studio
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration – Medford MA
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr: What Does This Mean for Us Today?

Medford’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event is a community-wide gathering designed to inspire, educate and encourage action – so that we might make real Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to Beloved Community.

10:30 am Gathering and Community Building
11:00 am Program Begins Including
Mayor’s Welcome, MHS Student Essays and
Community Conversations
11:45 am Lunch – Compliments of Chicken and Rice Guys
12:15 pm Keynote – Terry Carter (author and poet)
12:45 pm Community Conversations
01:30 pm Program Ends

Music by Richard Lawrence and friends
Volunteers provided by the Boy Scouts and CCSR

Sponsored by Mystic Valley NAACP, Medford Human Rights Commission, Medford Office of Diversity, Medford Interfaith Clergy Association and MHS Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Hosted by St. Raphael’s Parish
Lunch provided by Chicken and Rice Guys

Jan
21
Tue
Ministry Center Open (3:30 – 6:00 pm)
Jan 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Safe Medford Meeting
Jan 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Jan
22
Wed
Yoga for Healthy Aging w/Judy Scribner Moore (Winter – 2020)
Jan 22 @ 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: Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
January 8 through March 49 classes @ $180; $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.

Ministry Center Open (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Alex Wang, Office Administrator (11:00 to 4:00 pm)

Art Gallery Team Meeting
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
23
Thu
Ministry Center Open (3:30 – 6pm)
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Jan
25
Sat
Ministry Center Open
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jan
26
Sun
Sunday Circle – Dinner Disrupts Division: Let’s Eat and Heal
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10-18
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Dinner Disrupts Division: Let’s Eat (and Heal)
In his first letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul sees the conflict, tells the leaders: “We are not amused!” and challenges them to live a ‘cross-shaped’ life and maintain the unity of the church. The biblical call for the church to live in harmony notwithstanding, the church since its inception has quarreled and fussed. It seems like nothing has changed. Is the unity of the church a pipe dream? Maybe. But the Dinner (Breakfast) Church movement in the church right now gives new hope. What a concept! It’s amazing what people can agree to when they’re eating. Maybe a simple meal can heal division and bad feelings. Let’s eat!
~~~Prayer for the Third Sunday After the Epiphany
Inviting God, you promised those in shadows to see a great light when we follow you. We try to live in your house, to do as you ask, to drop our nets and come to you, but it can be hard. Strengthen us as we live into our call. Amen.