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 :)             

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Agape Virtual Gatherings: Spiritual Practices to Fill Your Cup
Four Tuesday nights starting March 17
7:15-8:45pm: Virtually via Zoom (login info and instructions below)
March 17, 24, 31, and April 7  
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180  
(See more detailed Zoom instructions below)  


Instructions for Joining our Virtual Zoom Gatherings:
Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet)
First, visit your app store to download the Zoom app. Its logo is a blue background with a white camera image on it. Just before the start time click here to automatically open the meeting in your app: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180
 
Computer (Windows or Mac, Desktop or Laptop)
Click this link: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180  before the meeting. A few of these tutorial videos may help: Joining a Meeting, Testing your Audio, Managing Controls in the Meeting
 
Telephone (audio only)
Mobile phone: click 1 312 626 6799, 5628480180#
Land line: Dial 1- 312 626 6799. When prompted for the Meeting ID, enter 5628480180 followed by the pound key (#).

Virtual Mindfulness and Storytime for Children and Families
Wednesdays March 25 and April 1
11am to 11:20am
Virtually via Zoom (login info and instructions below)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180
For children, families, and those who love them, join for 20 minutes of virtual age-appropriate mindfulness and storytelling.  Mindfulness led by Rev. Matt Carriker, who is trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum.  Storytelling led by Lynn Carriker, a former elementary school teacher, who has written several children's books for kids, including "Hope" and "Where Did You Go, Uncle Marty?"  These sessions are open and inclusive to all, no matter your spiritual or religious background.

Let's Meditate Together!
Two Thursday nights: March 26th and April 2nd
7:15-7:45pm: Virtually via Zoom (login info and instructions below)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180  
Join us to fill your cup with various meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative practices.  All are welcome.  Led by Rev. Matt Carriker and Agape leaders.  Rev. Matt has been practicing meditation and mindfulness for almost 20 years, and has practiced meditation in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda since 2006.

Palm Sunday Virtual Service
Sunday, April 5th at 4:30pm via Zoom
Come, be uplifted with song, prayer, faith sharing, silence and spiritual reflection in a supportive spiritual community.  Connect to the Holy, to your neighbors, and to your deepest self.

Instructions for Joining our Virtual Zoom Gatherings:
Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet)
First, visit your app store to download the Zoom app. Its logo is a blue background with a white camera image on it. Just before the start time click here to automatically open the meeting in your app: https://zoom.us/j/111990636
 
Computer (Windows or Mac, Desktop or Laptop)
Click this link: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180  before the meeting. A few of these tutorial videos may help: Joining a Meeting, Testing your Audio, Managing Controls in the Meeting
 
Telephone (audio only)
Mobile phone: click 1 312 626 6799, 5628480180#
Land line: Dial 1- 312 626 6799. When prompted for the Meeting ID, enter 5628480180 followed by the pound key (#).


Agape Easter Virtual Service
Sunday, April 12th at 4:30pm via Zoom
Come, celebrate Easter with Agape! 

Instructions for Joining our Virtual Zoom Gatherings:
Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet)
First, visit your app store to download the Zoom app. Its logo is a blue background with a white camera image on it. Just before the start time click here to automatically open the meeting in your app: https://zoom.us/j/111990636
 
Computer (Windows or Mac, Desktop or Laptop)
Click this link: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180  before the meeting. A few of these tutorial videos may help: Joining a Meeting, Testing your Audio, Managing Controls in the Meeting
 
Telephone (audio only)
Mobile phone: click 1 312 626 6799, 5628480180#
Land line: Dial 1- 312 626 6799. When prompted for the Meeting ID, enter 5628480180 followed by the pound key (#).


"Addicted to Hurry" retreat Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones
Saturday April 25th
9:30am to 4pm at the Congregational Church of Weston

Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones was Matt's favorite seminary professor at Andover Newton.  He has agreed to lead the afternoon of our Saturday retreat for Agape in spring 2020 to reflect on his book "Addicted to Hurry."  Part of what makes retreats special is the sacred, mindful pace.  Kirk will help us reflect on and practice how can we go at a Sabbath pace (as we do in retreats) both in our individual lives, and in our services/communal life.  As part of our grant, we have copies of the book for Agape partners to read beforehand.

Agape Storytelling Dinner Church: with guest Rabbi David Finkelstein
Sunday, May 3rd at 4:30pm
Intercultural Center, Brandeis University
Dinner church is an opportunity to be uplifted with song, prayer, faith sharing, silence and yummy food in a supportive spiritual community.  Connect to the Holy, to your neighbors, and to your deepest self.  Rabbi David Finkelstein is the Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, and a gifted storyteller.  Rabbi David will lead us May 3 in an experiential storytelling workshop.
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/

The Art and Science of Meditation,as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda: POSTPONED
Four Tuesday nights starting March 17th
7:15-8:45pm
March 17, 24, 31, and April 7: Alternative Virtual Gathering Instead (see below)
This 4-part small groups series will dive deeper into meditation, using the techniques Minister Matt practices in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the best-selling "Autobiography of a Yogi."  In this meditation series, Matt will share both the art and science of meditation as he has learned and practiced it over the years. In place of this series, which we will reschedule, we will now meet virtually.  Here are details

Instructions for Joining our Virtual Zoom Gatherings:
Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet)
First, visit your app store to download the Zoom app. Its logo is a blue background with a white camera image on it. Just before the start time click here to automatically open the meeting in your app: https://zoom.us/j/111990636
 
Computer (Windows or Mac, Desktop or Laptop)
Click this link: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/5628480180  before the meeting. A few of these tutorial videos may help: Joining a Meeting, Testing your Audio, Managing Controls in the Meeting
 
Telephone (audio only)
Mobile phone: click 1 312 626 6799, 5628480180#
Land line: Dial 1- 312 626 6799. When prompted for the Meeting ID, enter 5628480180 followed by the pound key (#).

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/