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Jun
3
Sun
June /July Gallery Installation | Gay P. Cox Painter @ The Gallery
Jun 3 – Jul 28 all-day

“Painting the Glory of God” – A collection of paintings in response to Psalms of David


SpecialDates:

ARTChurch with the Artist – Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:00 am

Reception and Reflections with the Artist – Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:00 pm

ARTChurch with  the art – Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:00 am


Artist’s Statement

I infuse my work with an active, vibrant, sensuous love of existence. The physical solidity of all true spirituality is at the heart of all my work. I find color particularly delicious and prefer to capture it “in motion.”

I am inspired by ancient icons and their mandate to “paint the glory of God” and by the movement and evocative aspects of art and life on the heroic scale, even when focusing on minutiae. 

My journey has traversed through landscape, figure, face and abstraction; but always the form emerges, triumphant and alive. 

My relationship with God is at the heart of all my work, informing and vitalizing the subject and its’ emergence. To evoke this interconnectedness I create several pieces around a central theme such as Creation, Woman, Transformations, Mystery, and Song: Inviting us deeper into the richness of life in God.

www.gpcox.com

Jul
15
Sun
ARTChurch | Painting the Glory of God
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Painting the Glory of God” – A collection of paintings in response to Psalms of David

Painter Gay Cox’s Psalms will be the subject of ARTChurch again this month. This work has been installed since June and we will spend another service digging deeply into the beauty and imagery of Ms. Cox’s artistry.


Artist’s Statement


I infuse my work with an active, vibrant, sensuous love of existence. The physical solidity of all true spirituality is at the heart of all my work. I find color particularly delicious and prefer to capture it “in motion.”

I am inspired by ancient icons and their mandate to “paint the glory of God” and by the movement and evocative aspects of art and life on the heroic scale, even when focusing on minutiae. 

My journey has traversed through landscape, figure, face and abstraction; but always the form emerges, triumphant and alive. 

My relationship with God is at the heart of all my work, informing and vitalizing the subject and its’ emergence. To evoke this interconnectedness I create several pieces around a central theme such as Creation, Woman, Transformations, Mystery, and Song: Inviting us deeper into the richness of life in God.

www.gpcox.com

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.

Jul
22
Sun
“Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture”
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men’s violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.

Second in a four film series.”Violence, An American Dis-Ease : How Do We Treat It?” Join your neighbors in the screening and discussion of (4) films which will consider the American Disease of violence. The films will take us on a journey through the causes and conditions of some of America’s dis-ease including the gun debate, toxic masculinity, the impact of pornography on our sexuality and the ease with which we use violence towards those who are different.

Co-Sponsored by Sanctuary UCC, Medford Film Collaborative, Tufts Community Relations – with support from a Local Arts Council grant from the Medford Arts Council.

Messy Church @ Medford Film Collaborative
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Month we will organize child care for parents to participate in the Medford Film Collaborative Screening and discussion of ToughGuise2:  www.facebook.com/events/839620666225513/


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

SanctuaryUCC.org/MessyChurch
or Text UCCMESSY to 51555

Messy Church
Jul 22 @ 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

Jul
29
Sun
Service Sunday (5th Sunday of the Month) @ Sanctuary UCC Storefront Ministry Center
Jul 29 @ 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.

Aug
1
Wed
August Gallery Installation | Photography of #LakotaYouthStay2018 @ The Gallery
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

“Meet the Youth Through their Art”

SpecialDates:

ARTChurch – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 am

Gallery Open Tuesday – Friday (11 to 6); Saturday (9 to noon)


Lakota Youth Stay Program 

The purpose of the Lakota YouthStay Program is to foster authentic, mutually fulfilling relationships between  Native American youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and youth/adults from Eastern Massachusetts. By exchanging visits to each other’s communities, we seek to create cultural understanding.  

www.lakotayouthstay.org


Aug
12
Sun
ARTChurch | The Photography of #LakotaYouthStay2018
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Meet the Youth Through their Art…”

Lakota Youth Stay Program 

The purpose of the Lakota YouthStay Program is to foster authentic, mutually fulfilling relationships between Native American youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and youth/adults from Eastern Massachusetts. By exchanging visits to each other’s communities, we seek to create cultural understanding. 

www.lakotayouthstay.org


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.

Aug
19
Sun
Messy Church
Aug 19 @ 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

Aug
28
Tue
Thaer Abdallah’s Interview
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Prepare 5- 7 interview questions for Thaer Abdallah for his September art gallery.

The purpose of the video interview is to promote his art shows and will use the video for marketing purpose on Sanctuary UCC website and on our social media. accounts.

Interviewers: Alex Wang