Call to Annual Congregational Visioning Meeting (and Process)
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....
IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
I Love Jesus But Hate Hypocrisy
Gandhi famously quipped, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Gandhi stands in good company: the world is full of people who like Jesus very much but can’t stand the people who follow him – and for good reason! This four-week series uses the letters Paul wrote to his friend Timothy to examine places where Jesus’ followers sometimes miss the mark.
Prayer for This Sunday:
All have fallen short of the glory of God. So we all enter this "sanctuary", this place that has been set aside and made holy for the worship of God, as sinners equally unworthy of the grace and mercy we’ve been shown. We enter this time of worship to thank God for all the steadfast love we’ve been shown. We enter this house of prayer asking God for strength and mercy as we continue this journey of life. We enter this house of God singing prayers and praise. 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)
Black Lives Matter Film Series
Dear White People
Join us on September 25, 7 - 9 pm
for a discussion of Dear White People.

IMPORTANT NOTE: During the Pandemic, we are adjusting the Faith & Film Model.

Please watch the film on your own time during the week and come to the discussion on Friday at 7 pm.

Announcements - Mission & Service
Virtual Volunteers EnVisioned
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!
#ItTakesAVillageMedford
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!
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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