Sanctuary & Hillside Worship Series
"STAYCATION: A Summer Spirituality and Sermon Series"
Has the pandemic quashed your big summer vacation travel plans? What better time to opt for a staycation!

Sanctuary and Hillside offer this six-week summer sermon series to boost your spirit and remind you that our mission to love God and love people doesn’t require travel at all. In fact, in times like these, maybe the greatest love one can give is to our own community!

Our Staycation series explores ways we can love and serve others right where we are; and how to view life’s interruptions as opportunities just like Jesus did. 
Sunday Worship - August 23 @ 10:30 am
"Working Through Hard Times"
 Aching at the death of John the Baptizer, his cousin and friend, Jesus takes some time away to pray and experience his grief. And yet, inspired by his community's grief and need, he served. From our faith and with the support of our community there is room for us to experience pain, grief, a pandemic, and social transformation while still being inspired to greater and more powerful ministry.
Prayer for This Sunday:
Great Healer, make us aware of your great Spirit here in this place. Touch and heal our brokenness, and lift us out of despair and doubt. Dry our tears of pain and sorrow. Comfort and nourish us with the many blessings of your great love, O God. May we flourish and blossom in the warmth and compassion of your healing love and grace. Amen.
Don't Forget to Bring Your
Miracles to Sunday's Worship!
Find a Miracle You've Seen and Share it With Us
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)
Announcements - Mission & Service
City of Medford Housing Survey
The City of Medford is conducting a housing survey to learn about the community’s needs, especially its affordable housing needs. The information will shape the City of Medford’s housing production plan and guide its actions for the next few years.

Many of the survey respondents so far are white homeowners, and we need to hear from more people who have other perspectives and needs, such as renters, people of color, and low-income households. We want to make sure voices of the most vulnerable are properly represented.

You are welcome to fill out the survey below. Note that you do not need to live in Medford since housing challenges affect the whole region.

MEDFORD HOUSING SURVEY

Join Us Today, Friday, August 21 (4 to 6 pm);
Every Friday through the season.
First Come/First Served - Mask Required!
Through a generous donation and partnership with The Plough & Stars Project - Sanctuary's Micropantry Mission is able to offer farm fresh vegetables.

Black History / Black Lives Matter
Book, Film, Podcast, TV Recommendations
Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection
Tuesday, August 25 | Friday, August 28
Drop-In Lunch On-Line @ 12 pm
Join Rev. Wendy for prayer, meditation and reflection - check on your heart and soul space!
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Everybody needs a little sanctuary.
especially now!
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Have a topic, prayer, or reflection to offer?
Contact Rev. Wendy
Micro pantries around the city are open and needed more than ever!
Please donate if you have the capacity during this time to help our neighbors!
For any further information on the virus, events, or how we can still be Sanctuary for ourselves and others, please check out the website:
Sanctuary United Church of Christ 
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360