Being Sanctuary
Sunday, September 29, 10 am
Service Sunday Sandwiches @ Sanctuary UCC
Outdoor Church
Join Julie Roberts and Friends to make sandwiches for Outdoor Church!
For Reflection this Sunday:
Take a moment to consider this week's Gospel Lesson
on the theme of "Keeping Focus"
The Rich Man and Lazarus: Luke 16:19-31

The question of how one spends, saves, uses, and misuses money presents a source of discomfort for many. Some feel oppressed by debt, others feel guilty for having made poor investment choices, some feel proud for having earned money through hard work, others feel anxious that no matter how hard they work, they cannot earn enough to provide for their families. Some envy others’ financial status, some judge how others spend their money. The subject remains difficult. To what extent and in what ways might our faith community encourage faithful stewardship of one’s resources? The story of Lazarus reminds us that faithful living requires a focus on the needs of our neighbours. Jeremiah’s prophetic act inspires us to invest in God’s hope. The letter to Timothy has us focus on cultivating love through acts of generosity. How might worship, learning, and serving this week enable the community to trust in the steadfastness of God’s love?
Prayer for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
For the tender mercies we have received, we give you thanks, O God. For the mercies we
may extend, we ask your blessing and courage. Amen.
Messy Church For God's Messy People!!
October 13 (4 - 6) Worship and Potluck
w/3:15 Pick-up Choir

Second Sundays, 4 pm Worship;
5 pm Potluck Supper
3:15 for pick-up choir
Sanctuary UCC & Hillside
to make a commitment
to “Be The Church” together!

Once a Month/Second Sunday (4-6)
Worship & Potluck Supper
@ Hillside Community Church
1244 North Street, Medford
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education
a Program of Sanctuary & Hillside UCC
3 seats availabl e!!
Select Sundays; Sept 29 to Jan 12
Grades 5/6
Space Limited- tell you friends
OWL is a holistic, life-enhancing, comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program that introduces key topics like values, body image, puberty, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness.
Food Ministry Opportunities
Medford Micro Food Pantry Mission.
Planning Meeting #3
Wed, Oct 09, 6:30 @ Sanctuary
Join the team!
Such great people doing such great ministry!!
Installation #3 this weekend at Wesley UMC.
There are four additional new sites being considered... we are looking for carpenters, donations, sponsors and partners to build, fill, and cover the cost of the pantries. Got ideas? Join us!!
Gather with Sanctuary/Hillside's Food Ministry Team to continue to effort to spread the love through Medford's Micro Food Pantry mission.

If you can't make the meeting but want to join the team send Rev. Wendy your email address and we will add you to the list!
and Personal Care Items
West Medford Parking lot,
Sanctuary UCC at 458 High Street (rear of bldg)
Please let your neighbors and friends know that this resource is available.
Super Saturday - Registration Still Open
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Gala - October 5 - Worcester
Upcoming Sanctuary and Community Meetings
Safe Medford (1st and 3rd Tuesday)
Tuesday, October 01 @ Sanctuary, 6:45 pm
Leadership Circle Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Tuesday, October 08 @ Sanctuary, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Medford Micro-Food Pantry Planning Meeting #3
Wednesday, October 09 @ Sanctuary, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Church office open Tuesday/Thursday (3:30 to 6:30); Saturday (9 to noon)
Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360