Call to Special Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 31 - 1 pm
You are called, and your presence and participation are faithfully requested at a Special Congregational Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 31 at 1:00 am via Zoom Meeting; the agenda and access for which is available via the button below.
Sunday Worship, May 17 @ 10:30 am
Rev. Tom Preaching
"Turmoil: Love Isn't for the Faint of Heart"
This story reflects serious tension between Jesus' followers (who thought he was the Messiah); his message of equity and care for the powerless, and the response that people had to turn to God rather than the powers of the "Empire". Rev. Tom will consider what a Christian's relationship is with politics and government; the tension between the prophetic message of Jesus and the political position of the status quo and those in power; and the risk one takes when one follows Jesus and potentially loses the privilege of being in with the religious and political elite.
Prayer for This Sunday:
Holy God, pour your light down upon me, that I may see you where I least expected to, and follow in your way rather than in the way of the world. Amen.
Sundays Online
9:45 - 10:15 am - Guided Meditation w/ Sarah D
10:15 am - Prayer Gathering (prayers of the people)
10:30 am - Family Worship (children, sermon, music)
11:30 am - Virtual Coffee Hour (small group conversation)
Book Group Begins This Month
"The Book of Longings" by Sue Monk Kidd
Virtual Potluck and Discussion
Friday, June 5 - 6 pm
An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny... The book's premise evokes a fascinating question: How would the world be different if Jesus had married and his wife was part of the story?
Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, "The Book of Longings" is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her.
Animate Practices Series
Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:30 pm
Service | "The Needs Right In Front of You" | Enuma Okoro
Service | The Needs Right in Front of You
Enuma is a seasoned traveler, having lived and worked in countries on four continents. But she encourages us to see the needs around us. This local context can give us a new understanding of what service really looks like.
Join Sanctuary and Hillside online via zoom.
Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection
Tuesday, May 12 | Friday, May 15
Drop-In Lunch On-Line @ 12 pm
Join Rev. Wendy for prayer, meditation and reflection - check on your heart and soul space!
Everybody needs a little sanctuary.
especially now!
Have a topic, prayer, or reflection to offer?
Contact Rev. Wendy
Announcements - Mission & Service
Medford MicroPantry Mission
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!
Bread of Life Food Donation Opportunity
Due to the current climate, Sanctuary UCC is unable to volunteer with Bread of Life in April. Instead, we are collecting food donations to support the folks who need these items. Please help if you are able!
List of Desired Items:
cup-of-soup to microwave
meals ready to eat, such as ravioli, beef stew
cheese - half-pound packages of American or cheddar, etc.
frozen dinners
frozen vegetables
mayonnaise; tubes or small bottles
Please arrange for drop off with Julie Roberts or email s o we can get the items properly secured.
Thank you for your generosity!
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