Sunday December 22, 10 am
Sunday Circle - Advent 4 @ Sanctuary
"Unexpected Gifts"
When Joseph hears the unexpected news that the woman to whom he is engaged is expecting a child who is not his own, his first reaction to quietly break up with her, and not disgrace her publicly. Yet, his ultimate reaction is unexpected! The truth is, everything about this Jesus babe, born in Bethlehem - is unexpected! And   Christmas challenges us to accept the unexpected and be transformed.
So, how will you respond?
Prayer for Advent 4
God of all time and space, we rejoice in your abundant love. Open our hearts to celebrate your gift of Jesus. Bless us with patience and vision, faithfulness and courage, as we follow the Christ. Amen.
Celebrate Christmas Eve with Sanctuary/Hillside
Christmas 1: Sunday, December 29
No 10 am Worship @ Sanctuary
Sandwiches for Outdoor Church @ Sanctuary
You Can Help!
Seasonal Fundraisers for Folk in Need
Holiday Gifts for Teen Residents of Medford Housing;
Winter Wear and Gifts Cards for the folk served by the Friday Cafe in Cambridge.
Make an online donation or bring some Gift Cards to Sanctuary!
Mission Trip to Rebuild Puerto Rico - still struggling two years after Hurricane Maria
Help our friends from Shiloh Baptist, Rose Andrews and Stacey Moore.
Upcoming Sanctuary and Community Meetings
Save the Date
All-Church Listening Session
With the Leadership Circle
Saturday, January 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (w/lunch)
Watch for more information
Leadership Circle Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 pm
Save the Date
Annual Medford Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 20, 11:00 am
St. Raphael's Parish Center
Please Note:
Church Office will be closed December 25 and January 1
Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360