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 24 @ 10:30 am
Rev. Wendy Preaching
"Operating Instructions"
 In this reading from Acts, Luke offers-up the final words of Jesus and his "ascension" into a cloud! His Final Instructions might be considered Operating Instructions for the mission of the church and God's people. Jesus promises that the Spirit will continue to shape the disciples as the Body of Christ. This community is commissioned to do the work of Christ “to the ends of Earth.”
Prayer for This Sunday:
In his final hours, Jesus prayed for those who would follow him saying, “All mine are yours, and yours are mine; I have been glorified in them.”  May the heart of Jesus beat on in us, the beloved community of witnesses. Amen
Sundays Online
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, sermon, music, prayers)
11:30 am - Virtual Coffee Hour (small group conversation)
Please note this change to the order of Sunday Worship - the prayers of the people are moved to the end of the worship service; following the sermon.
Join us at 10:15 to get settled in and say hello to your church friends.
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 27 @ 6:30 pm
Community | "An Unexpected Family" | Doug Pagitt
Community | An Unexpected Family
Doug pushes us to think of community as more than just a nice idea. He invites us to remake our communities by bringing our gifts, our talents, and our ideas with us wherever we go.
Join Sanctuary and Hillside online via zoom.
Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection
Tuesday, May 26 | Friday, May 29
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