Upcoming Events

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 end 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-December.  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 and Actions, open to ALL: 

And as we look forward to 2021:
Let's Meditate Together!

Agape Thursday Night Meditations
2nd and 4th Thursday nights each month for 2021:
Thursdays January 14th & January 28th 
Thursdays February 11th & February 25th 
Thursdays March 11th & March 25th
Thursdays April 8th & April 22nd
Thursdays May 13th & May 27th
Thursdays June 10th & June 24th 
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.  Led by Rev. Matt Carriker and Agape leaders.

Initiating Inspiration Book Group: “How to Be An AntiRacist” 
Monday January 25, 7-8:30pm
A Partnership of Agape & the Waltham Public Library 
https://zoom.us/j/92028407841?pwd=VlBMMGgzYkZhRGordThTUklub1dVZz09
Meeting ID: 920 2840 7841
Passcode: vV1m6x
This is a Bi-Monthly Book Group in partnership with the Waltham Public Library. The current book is "How to Be An AntiRacist" by Ibram X. Kendi. All are welcome whether you have read the book or not.  This discussion will be facilitated by Maria Madison, Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

New Year's Affirmations
Sunday, January 10th at 4:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Join us as we explore how the spiritual practice of affirmations (not resolutions) can help transform our spiritual and life journeys.

Agape and the Power of Retreats
Sunday, January 24th at 4:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Over the course of 2020, Agape got a grant to explore the question "How can we integrate the wisdom of retreats into our services and common life?"  After many guests and speakers, let's reflect together on what we've learned and what wisdom we can take with us.

Spirituality and Racial Justice
Sunday, February 7th at 4:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Join us as we explore how our spirituality connects to the important work for racial justice.

Virtual Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent as Christians prepare our hearts and minds to open to the power resurrection love at Easter, this year Sunday April 4th.

Initiating Inspiration Book Group: “I’m Spiritual, Dammit” 
Monday March 22, 7-8:30pm
A Partnership of Agape & the Waltham Public Library 
https://zoom.us/j/96974916961?pwd=cGJWT3hHR002Q0J6UTFiWm5YbFB1dz09
Meeting ID: 969 7491 6961
Passcode: rhw1qV
This is a Bi-Monthly Book Group in partnership with the Waltham Public Library. The March book is "I’m Spiritual, Dammit" by Jen Weigel. All are welcome whether you have read the book or not

 

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/