Call to Annual 2020 Congregational Meeting
TODAY: Sunday, December 06, 2020 (2 to 4 pm)
Online Only
IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
"A God Who Sleeps Over"
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen tells the story of the first people to whom Jesus’ birth was announced: the shepherds. 

While we often think of these shepherds as the “noble poor,” noble was not a word their contemporaries would have used to describe them. More likely they would have used words like degenerate and scallawag!

So what does it mean that these were the first people to learn about God’s arrival in the world?

Prayer for This Sunday: 
O God of hope, you call us from the exile of our sin with the good news of restoration; you build a highway through the wilderness; you come to us and bring us home. Comfort us with the expectation of your saving power, made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday Online Schedule
9:45 - 10:15 am - Guided Meditation w/ Sarah D
10:15 am - Gathering Time (say hello and get settled in)
10:30 am - Family Worship (children, reflections, music, prayers)
11:30 am - Virtual Coffee Hour (small group conversation)
MISSION AND MINISTRY
Looking for a way to put your money where your mouth is
when it comes to antiracism!? Support Mobilize Medford!
You can make a tax deductible donation to:
1. Support BIPOC children and youth in Medford with a directed donation to acquire tools (such as Chromebooks) and resources (books, supplies, tutors) for virtual learning support; and/or
2. Help Mobilize Medford build capacity and take action to affect policy change in policing and education in Medford.
Reminder to Visioning Process Members
Don't forget to fill out the discernment survey form after your meetings!

Thank you for the time and effort you're giving to our community and our future!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
While the pandemic will unfortunately preclude the annual spectacle that is our unrehearsed Christmas pageant, Rev. Wendy and Rev. Tom are excited about our pivot to an online, virtual pageant.

To make that happen though, we need your help!

After you sign up, you'll receive your lines, filming directions, and costume suggestions. You'll just need you to record your part using a smartphone and then email it to us. We'll edit everyone's videos together into one, beautiful, seamless (maybe) pageant that we'll enjoy as part of worship on December 20th. 
Virtual Deacon-of-the-Month
Volunteer to be at the “Door” of our virtual worship (via the Zoom Chat) to greet, encourage, sign-up for news & access links, AND collect the community’s prayers.

Virtual Scripture Readers
Sign up to read and record the weeks bible passage (ahead of Sunday).

Virtual Musicians
Offer your voice or instrument or kazoo to make beautiful music with our music staff!
Sanctuary United Church of Christ 

458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360