Upcoming Events

Kids are welcome at Agape dinner church & services!  Our services are intentionally intergenerationally friendly for kids.  Several adults are present during services to supervise preschool and elementary school youth in doing art and other faith formation projects.  Children are welcome to participate as much as they desire in the services themselves.  Each service has a "Children's Moment" for kids :)              
#Lights4Liberty

Friends, while Matt and I were away in Milwaukee, one of the things that happened was a National United Church of Christ demonstration at the Milwaukee ICE office to protest detention centers and mistreatment of the people in them. 

There is an opportunity on July 12th at 7PM to join with people across the nation in a candlelight vigil to call for an end to these camps.  The details are as follows:

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps (www.lightsforliberty.org), will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. If you live in the Boston area, join us outside the Massachusetts State House – or even in front of your own home – to hold a candle and share a moment of silence. This is a completely volunteer-led effort. Invite your friends, and bring your own candle. Together we will light up the world (and social media – #lights4liberty#dontlookaway #endusconcentrationcamps) to demand an end to these concentration camps.

Fscebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2399385257006613/?ti=icl

RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/boston-lights-for-liberty

To volunteer, email BostonLightsForLiberty@gmail.co

 
Agape Annual Picnic 2019
Saturday, August 10th
1pm-4pm
1pm at Auburndale Cove, Picnic Site 4
West Pine St., Auburndale, MA 02466
(rain backup site is the Intercultural Center at Brandeis- stay tuned day of for updates)
Let’s enjoy some fellowship and relaxation together! Invite a friend to join!  If you can bring some food or games, let Soo know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 857-205-7935).  We have a nice wooded area to ourselves, and the "Cove" is right on the Charles River.  There are playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a grill for cooking, some nice trails, and more!  While Auburndale Cove doesn't have its own address, 104 W Pine St. is the closest house to put into your GPS.  Parking is in the lot after you see the "Auburndale Playground 'The Cove'" sign.   Go through the "James 'Chub' Ryan Picnic Area", with sites 2, 3, and 4.  We are in Site 4.   Call Matt's cell if you have trouble finding our group :) 774-270-2185.
 
Agape Dinner Church
Sunday August 25th
4:30pm- Note the new time!
More details to come!
 
 Directions to Intercultural Center at Brandeis: When you enter the campus through the main entrance, take a right up the hill to Upper Campus. You will see signs directing you to the Intercultural Center (ICC), close to Campus Police and Public Safety.  Park wherever you can find a spot close to the ICC.  There are spots on the loop road.  If you take a right at Public Safety, followed by an immediate left down a hill, you’ll find a parking lot near the ICC with ample parking.  A map of campus can be found here: http://my.brandeis.edu/map/
Directions to Harlan Chapel at Brandeis University: Enter the campus through the main entrance, and take a right up the hill on the Loop Road onto Upper Campus. You will see signs directing you to the Chapels.  Keep following the loop road until you see the Chapels on the left hand side of the road.  The chapels will be after you pass the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex on the right and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management on the left.  Of the three chapels, Harlan Chapel is the first chapel on the left side off loop road, and is the chapel closest to the road.  Park wherever you can find a spot close to the Chapels on the loop road.  A map of the Brandeis campus can be found here: http://my.brandeis.edu/map/
At Agape, we welcome your whole self, and invite you to bring your mind AND heart, body and spirit!
Agape has life-giving "Filling Your Cup" small groups.  These groups include a number of spiritual practices found here
For more information, contact Rev. Matt Carriker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 774-270-2185
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