Sunday, November 24, 10 am
Sunday Circle @ Sanctuary UCC
"Silence is Golden"
On this last Sunday of the season, we anticipate that new beginning again for creation,
which God envisioned in the One sent to transform and save the world. In this moment between this season’s end and the beginning of a new season and church year, we step back to ground ourselves once again in the nature and purpose of the one God sent, Jesus the Christ, whose name and transformative efforts we carry forward.
From this text - we consider how distracted we become by our digital devices and how rarely we experience solitude or silence — two commodities we human beings need to flourish. Zechariah’s lengthy, imposed silence enabled him to speak — to burst forth in song, the Advent carol, as it were! And in it, he spoke of the mighty power of God, showing us that Advent can be a time to lose the distractions and listen quietly to the Lord. How might we get ready to listen for the still small voice of God?
Prayer for Reign of Christ Sunday
Holy God, you are the Healer of our hearts, the Shepherd of our souls, the Source of our lives, and the eternal Rhythm of creation. Our world competes for our attention. It asks for us to recognize it as the power over each day. Open our eyes to see how the grace and love of your reign is the grace and love which gives truly abundant life and is that to which we should aspire. Amen.
Annual Interfaith Medford Gives Thanks
Sunday, November 24, 5 pm
Bring your body, soul and donations ( $ and/or non-perishables )
Sponsored by the Medford Interfaith Clergy Association, Mayor Stephanie Burke, and the Medford Food Security Task Force.
Please invite your networks.
Christ in the Chaos
Molly Baskette's Advent Calendar 2019
Every year, our friend the  Rev. Molly Baskette ... offers a wonderful Advent Calendar to share...

Molly’s Advent Calendars are thoughtful and provocative – but family-friendly, low-key, and almost-prop-free! Her instructions suggest...
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Advent and Christmas at Sanctuary/Hillside
Advent 1: Sunday, December 01
10 am - Breakfast Church @ Sanctuary
Advent 2: Sunday, December 08
10 am - Sunday Circle @ Sanctuary
4 pm - Messy Church and Potluck @ Hillside
Advent 3: Sunday, December 15
No Worship @ Sanctuary
10 am - Un-rehearsed Christmas Pageant
@ Hillside - 144 North St, Medford
followed by All Church(s) Potluck Brunch
Advent 4: Sunday, December 22
10 am - Sunday Circle @ Sanctuary
"It's A Wonderful Life"
Friday, December 15
6:30 pm - Faith and Film @ Sanctuary
BYOB - Holiday Celebration
Screening and Discussion
Blue Christmas/Longest Night
To be Announced
Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24
Joint Worship
Lessons, Carols, Candles, Kids!
5:30 pm @ Hillside
Christmas 1: Sunday, December 29
No 10 am Worship
Sandwiches for Outdoor Church @ Sanctuary

Upcoming Sanctuary and Community Meetings
Administrative Notices
Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, Nov 28 and Friday, Nov 29
Please Make Note Regarding Financial Administration
Charmaine Lee is on Vacation from Monday, Nov 25 thru Wednesday Dec 04. No checks or reimbursements will be processed during this time.
Sanctuary at Bread of Life
Thursday, December 12 3:30 - 7:30
Volunteer with Julie Roberts
Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360