Being Sanctuary
Sunday, October 06, 10 am
World Communion Sunday
Breakfast Church @ Sanctuary UCC
Bring something special to share from your family story
The Heirloom of our Faith
This letter encourages the fledgling church, reminding it that God, who saves and calls, is faithful and trustworthy in good times and bad. Paul is described as a herald (one who proclaims a message), an apostle (one who is sent), and a teacher (one who helps others to grow in the faith). The faith is that “good treasure” entrusted to Timothy and the early church – and to all of us.
It is a gift of God to guard and to share, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Let's gather for Breakfast Church and guard and share our gift of Sanctuary!
Prayer for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gracious God, thank you for all those whose faith and witness have enlightened us and brought us closer to you. Strengthen us by your Spirit that we may encourage the faith of others. We ask in the name of Christ, our Redeemer and guide. 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!!
Arrangements being made for additional orientation session
Select Sundays; Oct 20 to Jan 12
Grades 5/6
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.
Help Needed for Oct 10
Sanctuary @ Bread of Life
Prepare and Serve Meal
Thurs, Oct 10 (3:30 - 6:30 pm)
First Baptist Church of Malden
439 Main Street, Malden, MA
2nd Thursdays/Even # Months (3:30 - 6:30)
Give the hours that you can!
An Invitation
"Beyond the Wall: After Incarceration, There's Life"
Film Screening & Fundraiser @ Friends Meeting at Cambridge
Cambridge Bail and Legal Defense Fundraiser
Saturday, November 2, 7 pm
Award-winning “ Beyond the Wall ,” documentary produced and directed by the late Jenny Phillips (“The Dhamma Brothers”). Louie Diaz, whose re-entry story is featured in this film, will introduce the film and answer questions.
Refreshments, a raffle, too.
Please plan to join us!

Upcoming Sanctuary and Community Meetings
Administrative Notices
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 Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday (3:30 to 6:30); Saturday (9 to noon)
Rev. Wendy Out-of-Town:
Vacation - 10.14 through 10.21; Education - 10.22 through 10.27.
Pastoral Emergencies - Contact Liz Douglass or Tom Hathaway
Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360