Agape Spiritual Community, a gathering of contemplative activists serving the heart of Waltham, has chosen to suspend in-person gatherings of all kinds throughout the summer of 2020. In line with our belief in a radical hospitality that welcomes all, we have chosen not to return to physical in-person worship or gathering together until we can develop a careful and thorough plan that will protect everyone. We will send another update about moving forward in mid-September. Sunday Worship Services, Thursday Meditations, and intermittent gatherings will continue online as planned. Our schedule is detailed on this website. See the full "Phasing Forward" letter here.
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 :)
Agape Virtual Events, open to ALL:
Every other Thursday night starting in July.
Thursday July 23rd
Thursdays August 6th & August 20th
Thursdays September 3rd & September 17th
7:15-7:45pm: Virtually via Zoom (login info below)
Join us to fill your cup with various meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative practices. All are welcome. Led by Rev. Matt Carriker and Agape leaders.
Sunday, August 30- Agape Regathering Virtual Service
Sunday, September 13- Agape Messy Church
Sunday, September 27- Agape Virtual Service
Sunday, October 11- Agape Service
Sunday, October 25- Agape Service
Sunday, November 7- Kirk Jones retreat?
Sunday, November 22- Agape Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, December 6- Agape Advent Service
Sunday, December 20- Agape Christmas Service
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/