Newsletter

June 10, 2021

 

 

 
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Friends, I hope you can join our meditation tonight  at 7:15pm via Zoom focused on joy!  In addition to our meditation tonight, we'll have one more virtual meditation this month led by Rachel Downs on June 24.

For our outdoor "Retreat Service" on June 20th focused on Rest and Balance, come fill your cup at our two "stations."  Lucille Haratsis will be offering reiki at one station, and I will be offering another station on integrating rest and balance.   June 20th will be a hybrid service, so join us in person, or virtually if you prefer.  

Please enjoy the gem below in preparation for our meditation tonight.  Joy to you,

Matt

Where do you access beauty?
What do you do for fun?
To grow spiritually 
is to continually tap into the lightness of life.
We are light, expressing in human form.
When we feel heavy, 
and when circumstances feel like they are too much to bear; 
find ways to laugh.
Be around people who make you smile.
Honor the heaviness of your feelings, 
and do not deny or repress them.
When you are ready, 
put your creative juices into action.
Play a game, 
watch a movie, 
walk in a sacred spot, 
talk to a loved one 
whose lightness will boost your spirits.

In times such as these, 
we cannot walk the path of Light alone.
Allow yourself to be carried on the wings of Light, 
expressing through human hands and smiles.
Remember that you are loved.
May your joy be complete today- 
not finite, conditional joy 
based in things that are impermanent.
May you be filled with a joy 
that is beyond all forms and conditions- 
a joy that needs no reason to smile, 
but that simply smiles for smiling sake.
Tap into that inner joy within- 
untouched by circumstances- 
and remember that it spreads when shared.
 
 
Let's Meditate Together!
2nd and 4th Thursday nights in June 2021.
TONIGHT- Thursday June 10th - Joy Meditation with Matt Carriker
Thursday June 24th- with Rachel Downs
7:15-7:45pm: Virtually via Zoom (login info below)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Join us to fill your cup with various meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative practices.  
All are welcome.  

Agape Retreat Service: Rest and Balance

Sunday, June 20 at 3 p.m.
Congregational Church of Weston
130 Newton St, Weston, MA 02493
You can also join us virtually at this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Relax from daily stressors at our retreat service focused on filling your cup! Come to engage in restful spiritual practices and deepen our community connection.  We will have several retreat stations, including Agape’s Lucille Haratsis offering reiki, and Matt offering a station on rest and balance.

Agape BYOF Picnic!
Saturday, July 10 at 1 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday July 11 at 1 p.m.
5 Farrant Rd., Natick, MA 01760
Let’s enjoy some fellowship and relaxation together!  If you can bring some games, let Matt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know.  For covid safety reasons, this picnic will be BYOF- Bring Your Own Food (though you can bring individualized food packets to share.  Drinks will be provided). There is a playground and a basketball court around the corner.  There is ample free parking on Farrant Rd. or surrounding streets.  Call Matt's cell if you have trouble finding us, 774-270-2185. 
 

 To make a love donation to support the unfoldment of Agape's vision in the world of living and spreading unconditional love, you can donate at the link below, or checks can be made out to "SNEUCC" with "Agape" in the memo line (and mailed to 5 Farrant Rd., Natick, MA 01760).  In this season of giving, we invite you also to consider making a pledge to Agape in 2021.  

https://macucc-reg.brtapp.com/Agape

Agape Upcoming Events: http://www.agapewaltham.org/getinvolved/upcoming