Sunday, January 12, 10:00 am
Sunday Circle @ Sanctuary UCC
" What is Your Why: A PMS from Jesus "
The texts for this week offer insight not only into Jesus’ identity and calling but also into our own. Jesus emerges from the waters of baptism and hears the truth of his identity: "Beloved Child of God". The same can be said of each one of us.
While baptism might mark a beginning in the Christian journey, we are called beloved children of God and sent to be the hands and feet of Emanuel: God with us.
Isaiah reminds us that this is not a passive identity,
but an active calling to God’s work of justice in the world. 

Rev. Wendy will preach and we will take a moment to consider our Why - and how we are living out the truth of our identity and calling as God’s beloved - spreading love and seeking justice.
Prayer for the Baptism of Jesus Sunday
Source of all love, as we move through the early days of this new year, help us to remember that we begin every journey drenched in your love. Our identity, our being, our calling begins (and ends and begins again) with you. Amen.
Messy Church
Sunday, Jan 12, 4:00 pm
@ Hillside
January's Theme: Growing and Learning
We will hear the story of 12 year old Jesus getting lost and being found in the Temple with his Best Teachers. The kids will hide-and-seek for Jesus when he is lost, help us tell the story, and we will all share stories of the best teachers we know!!
This Sunday: January 12 (4 to 6 pm)
4 pm Worship
5 pm Potluck Supper
3:15 for pick-up choir
We are singing "He Came Down"
Messy Church for God’s Messy People!
Sanctuary UCC and Hillside Community Church

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Friday, January 17, 6:30 pm
BYOB Screening and Discussion and Plenty of Treats!
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Sunday, January 19 - 1:00 pm
From Ben Jacques and the Stoneham Cultural Council,
please check out this MLK Event!
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Monday, January 20 - 11:00 am
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Leadership Circle Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 pm
Arts and Inspiration Team Meeting (3rd Wednesday)
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 pm
Safe Medford Meeting (1st & 3rd Tuesday)
Tuesday, January 21, 6:45 pm
Islamic Cultural Center
43 High St. Medford, MA 02155

Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360