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 :)          
Nature/Beauty Walk 
October 21st at 2pm at Wellesley College
Let’s meet for a Fall Beauty Walk around Lake Waban, Wellesley.  We will meet at the parking lot in green on the map (attached) at the Wellesley campus.  If that lot is full, there is another across the street on Route 16.  The walk is 2.8 miles from parking lot to the end of the walk which is circular walk around Lake Waban with many beautiful nature views.  Afterwards, we can go nearby to a Dunkies that has tables grouped together and talk about what we saw.  You might want to take pictures!  Wear good walking shoes, sneakers are fine.  Please see attached map to mark the correct lot. Please let Maria know who is coming.  Cell is 781-249-6340.

Agape Retreat
Friday night October 26 & Saturday October 27
Congregational Church of Weston
130 Newton St, Weston, MA 02493
We will be having our first ever Agape retreat!  One of our partner churches, 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.  We’ll close with a potluck lunch and walking the labyrinth together.
Childcare provided for kids
Schedule:
Friday October 26: 7:15pm-8:45pm: Opening & Connecting
Saturday October 27: Snacks and Gathering: 9:45am-10am
10am-12pm: Spiritual Practices & bonding
12pm-1:30pm: Lunch, Labyrinth walk, and closing
 
Halloween Party for Families at Home Suites Inn 
455 Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Sunday, October 28th, 3 p.m.
We are looking for volunteers! Eliot Church, 2nd Church, and hopefully Agape Spiritual Community are planning a Halloween Party for the families at Home Suites Inn. We will have refreshments, board games, decorating Halloween bags and “Trick or Trunk!” We are looking for individuals or families to come in costume (something simple is fine), decorate their cars and bring treats in their trunks. The children will decorate their bags and fill them with candy from the trunks. There is a large parking lot so we have room for many cars. Our children and youth are invited to hand out treats or join the families in decorating a bag and collecting treats, then enjoy refreshments ad games inside. This is an opportunity for many of us to play a part in this fun outreach. We also need donations of Halloween cookies and small cupcakes. Please contact  Pastor Matt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pastor Susan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  if you are willing to participate, and in what capacity. 

ARTChurch Dinner Church
Sunday, November 4th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
Come, experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of art, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.  We’ll do some of the things we always do in services—sing, pray and share—and some new creating as we discover ways that God is speaking through the experience. Come for a multi-sensory experience that will nurture the spirit and feed the soul!
 
Zen Zone
Thursday, November 8th 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.

LGBT Asylum Service 
Sunday, November 18th at 5pm
 
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 "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.

Advent Dinner Church
Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 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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