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 :)              
Agape Dinner Church: Faith as a Practice
Sunday August 25th
4:30pm- Note the new time!
Intercultural Center, Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453

Service Project with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge
Sunday, September 8th
Service 9am-10am
Debrief 10am at Panera Porter Square
The mission of the Outdoor Church of Cambridge is to bring church to the chronically homeless people of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who, because of rejection, fear, shame, mental illness, substance abuse, or other reasons, cannot or will not enter conventional churches.  Founded in 2003, the Outdoor Church is an ecumenical Christian church for homeless and street-involved men and women in Cambridge, MA. Each week, through worship services held outdoors and extensive programs of street outreach and pastoral visiting, we share a message of hope and unconditional love with those who need to hear it most.  On September 8th, we will make and serve sandwiches and worship with the Outdoor Church community.

Join us for Messy Church!
Sunday, September 15th at 4:30pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
For younger kids and the grownups who love them- 
crafts, snacks, and a Bible story focused on creation.
A program of Agape and the Eliot Church of Newton.

Agape Dinner Church
Sunday September 22nd
4:30pm- Note the time!
Intercultural Center, Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453   

Francis Day at Agape Ware
Celebrating the Agape story! (see flyer here)
Saturday, October 5th  10am to 4:30pm
2062 Greenwich Rd.
Hardwick, MA 01037
30 years of Francis Day!  Come see and celebrate a community committed to nonviolence, contemplation, and sustainable living.  Join us for a day of workshops, skits, and reflections.  The day will feature Agape friends including Harry Duchesne, Matt Carriker, and Frida Berrigan.
Brayton and Suzanne, community co-founders, will speak about and sign copies of their book "Loving Life on the Margins."  Bring friends, bring lunch, and join us for the day!  Let Matt know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are interested in commuting together.

Super Saturday (also happening October 5th!)
October 5, 2019
Location:  Keefe Regional Technical High School, Framingham, MA
Featuring:  Bishop Dwaye Royster
A full-day of skill building, networking and discussing best practices. Each event offers numerous workshops, a keynote address, worship, a marketplace of vendors and ideas and an opportunity for church leaders, both clergy and lay, to network with one another.
https://www.macucc.org/supersaturday

Agape Dinner Church
Sunday October 6th
4:30pm
Intercultural Center, Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453 

Agape Retreat!
Saturday October 26th
9:30am to 4pm
Congregational Church of Weston
130 Newton St, Weston, MA 02493
We had so much fun at our two Agape retreats last year, we’re doing it again!  Our partner church, the Congregational Church of Weston, has graciously agreed to let us use their space.  Come to bond, have fun, engage in spiritual practices, and deepen our community connection, as well as do some visioning for the future.  The retreat will include a potluck lunch.  
 
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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