Sunday, Sept.27 (2 - 4 pm)
Virtual - Annual Congregational Visioning Meeting
Sanctuary's Discernment Process Begins
The Officers and Leadership Circle of the Congregational Church of West Medford | Sanctuary UCC issue this call to the 2020 Annual Congregational Visioning Meeting (and Process) as defined by our by-laws....
I Love Jesus But Hate (Some) Church Leaders
Most every time someone has been hurt by the church (and that has happened – a lot!) it has been because some church “leader” has fallen prey to some form of ego, sex, money, or power. It started at the beginning and has been causing folk to run from the church ever since! In 1 Timothy 3, Paul emphasizes leadership and the well-ordering of the church as the “pillar and buttress of the truth.” So why is it so hard for church folk to be servants that build-up God’s Body and a source of strength for Jesus’ followers?
Prayer for This Sunday:
Most loving and inviting God, you gather us from the four winds, and for each one brought to your 'house' we rejoice. For, from the beginning, you said it isn’t good for us to try to go through life alone, and so at creation you created for us partners to journey together. As Your Body we gather as pilgrims journeying together, sharing our faith, our joys and our concerns. We hold one another up when times are hard and celebrate when times are good. Together, we share a bond, commitment and purpose that unite us and make us stronger. For all these things and many more, we thank you, gracious Redeemer, Healer and Comforter. Amen.
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
Sign-Up to be a Virtual Volunteer
Virtual Deacon-of-the-Month
Volunteer to be at the “Door” of our virtual worship (via the Zoom Chat) to greet, encourage, sign-up for news & access links, AND collect the community’s prayers.
Virtual Scripture Readers
Sign up to read and record the weeks bible passage (ahead of Sunday).
Virtual Musicians
Offer your voice or instrument or kazoo to make beautiful music with our music staff!
Response to Pandemic Childcare/Learning Crisis
A city-wide, cross-sector effort that centers the needs of children and families as we re-knit our social fabric, reimagine our post-pandemic economy, and recreate ourselves as an anti-racist community. It Takes A Village: Medford is committed to convening community stakeholders to work together to ensure that ALL Medford’s children, and especially those who are most vulnerable, will have the opportunity to safely learn and thrive, even in the midst of this pandemic.
For more details about how and who is involved click on the button above.
Sanctuary Micro Pantry & Free Organic Fresh Vegetables
Join Us Every Friday (4 to 6 pm); through the growing season.
First Come/First Served - Mask Required!
Through a generous donation and partnership with The Plough & Stars Project - Sanctuary's Micro Pantry Mission is able to offer farm fresh vegetables.
Six new micro pantries have opened around the city are open and needed more than ever! Please donate if you have the capacity during this time to help our neighbors!
Join Rev. Wendy
for prayer, meditation and reflection - check on your heart and soul space!
Everybody needs a little sanctuary.
especially now!
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