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 :)   
 
West Virginia Work Camp Service
Sunday June 24th 10:30am
Come hear from the work campers (including Minister Matt) who will have spent the last week making homes warm, safe, and dry in West Virginia!
 
Agape at Common Cathedral in Boston
Sunday, July 8th at 10am 
Starts 12:30pm in Boston; prep beforehand at The Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Road, Waban 02468
Agape will prep and serve a meal and worship together with the Common Cathedral community in downtown Boston.  Common Cathedral is an outdoor church for people experiencing homelessness, and their friends. 
 
Agape Dinner Church
Sunday, July 22th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
 
Zen Zone
Zen meditation with guiding teacher Mike Fieleke.
Thursday, August 9th at 7:15 - 8:45pm
Waltham Public Library
735 Main St Waltham, MA, 02451

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 Picnic!
Sunday, August 12th
1pm at Auburndale Cove, Picnic Site 3
West Pine St., Auburndale, MA 02466
Let’s enjoy some fellowship and relaxation together! Invite a friend to join!  If you can bring some food or games, let Matt know.  There are playgrounds for all ages, 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 on the field after you see the "Auburndale Playground.  We are at the "James 'Chub' Ryan Picnic Area" (with sites 2, 3, and 4),  Call Matt's cell if you have trouble finding our group :) 774-270-2185. 
 
 
Agape Dinner Church
Sunday, August 26th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
 
Initiating Inspiration Book Club
Monday, September 23rd 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 "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. 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.

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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