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 :)           
 LGBT Asylum Service 
Sunday, November 18th at 5pm
50 Church St., Waltham
On November 18th, we look forward to welcoming persons from the LGBT Asylum in Worcester.  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Asylum Task Force is a ministry of Hadwen Park Church and a community-based organization dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQI individuals who are seeking asylum in the United States.  Come and hear stories from asylum seekers, and hear about the good work being done by the LGBT Asylum Task Force, and how we can be supportive.
 
Initiating Inspiration Book Club
Monday, November 26th 7:15pm
Waltham Public Library
Agape, in partnership with the Waltham Public Library, is leading a book club focused on inspirational, empowering, and spiritual readings. This group meets every other month. The next book is "Boy Erased" by Garrard Conley. All are welcome whether you've read the book or not. Please reach out to the Library for book availability. For more information click here.

Advent Dinner Church
Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
 
Agape Christmas Carols and Service at Eliot Church Newton
Sunday, December 9th at 5pm
at the Eliot Church of Newton
474 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
 
Zen Zone Journaling
Thursday, December 13th at 7:15 - 8:45pm
Waltham Public Library
735 Main St Waltham, MA, 02451
 
The Art of Journaling
Journaling can be part of your meditation practice or can be done by itself. Either way, come to this workshop and continue your practice or start it. Your instructor, Matthew Carriker is an experienced journal keeper and meditator.
 
Mindfulness fills a great need for adults and youth to find physical, mental, and emotional calm in these busy, often overwhelming times.  Mindfulness promotes non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, and fosters calm, better concentration, and more openness.  Youth and adults learn how to be kinder to themselves and others, more confident, and less judgmental.  This monthly Zen Zone, a partnership between the Waltham Public Library and Agape Spiritual Community, will engage in and practice a variety of mindful and contemplative practices.  Zen Zone will be facilitated by Rev. Matt Carriker (Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University and Pastor at Agape Spiritual Community in Waltham) and other guests.
 
Agape Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24th
4:30pm at Harlan Chapel
Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453

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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