The Parable of the Talents
With all the political turmoil and social conflict brought on by this election season, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have control of anything. However, with the parable of talents, Jesus reminds us that each of us has to role to play in building the kingdom of God’s love. The only way to get it wrong, he says, is to do nothing!

Join us this Sunday for worship we prepare our spirits for Election Day.

Prayer for This Sunday:
God, forgive us for the times we’ve failed to treat each other as Your creation. Forgive us for celebrating unloving behavior in our candidates and our leaders. Call our leaders and political candidates to a new level of respect and civility. Remind them that You are sovereign and that the wisest choice we can make is to serve You and serve others. May there be a new movement of collaboration and respect in our nation’s capital and throughout the country. Give Your people the strength to lead by example with radical, world-changing love.
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)
Congrat's and Thanks Rev. Tom for your Work with Friday Cafe!
The Mitch Snyder Award from First Church Cambridge
Rev. Tom has had the honor of helping Kate Layzer build up the Friday Café - a program that serves ~200 folks in need each week. Bringing together people of all walks of life the program offers space to break bread around a shared tables.

When COVID struck and upended that model, it was never really a question of IF we should continue caring for our most vulnerable neighbors but HOW. The Friday Café pivoted to serving meals outdoors and have not missed a single week. To learn more about the Friday Café or to donate to this worthy cause, go to

Did You Miss It?
Presentation/Recording Now Posted
The Reconvened Annual
Visioning Meeting
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Last Call for New AntiRacist Study Group
Beginning Wednesday, November 04 (both 9 am and 7 pm)
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. 

“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”

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Exciting News for Thanksgiving Sunday Art Church
Nov 22 with Special Guest, Terry Carter, Brown Skinned Poet
We Need Your Help!!
"Welcome to my Neighborhood"
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 22!

Please help us to create our worship!
Head out to your neighborhood (or send a photo you already have) and click some image(s)!

What says 'neighbor' to you!?

New Members and Partners
will be received
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 22
during the 10:30 am worship service!

If you are interested in membership in one of our congregations, please contact;

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.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Food Drive for Bread of Life
Delivery this Thursday 11/05
All foods welcome, but especially seeking (for Student Nutrition Backpacks)
  • Mac and Cheese, single serve
  • Cookies, Chips, Pretzels, single serve
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit cups (NO apple sauce)
  • Soup cups
  • Ritz cracker sleeves
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