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 :)           
Initiating Inspiration Book Group
March 18th from 7:15-8:45pm
Waltham Public Library
Daring Greatly by Brené BrownAgape, in partnership with the Waltham Public Library, is leading a book group focused on inspirational, empowering, and spiritual readings. This group meets every other month. The March book is "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown. All are welcome whether you've read the book or not. Please reach out to the Library for book availability.Researcher and thought leader Brené Brown encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. Daring Greatly is about truth and trust, in our organizations, families, schools, and communities. She asks us to consider that vulnerability is necessary. When we show up and allow ourselves to be seen and heard, we are being vulnerable. We are daring greatly.

Racial Justice Training
Sunday, March 24th and March 25th
March 24- 2pm to 8pm
March 25- 7pm to 9pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453 

The Bible says in Genesis 1:27 that "God created humankind in God's own image." Later in Genesis 1:31 the Bible says, "God saw all that was created, and it was very good." When we combine these two essential passages from Genesis, there is no basis for racism. Racial justice is a moral problem - it is a spiritual problem. Come and join in this 8-hour level one racial justice training, building off the 2-hour introductory training last June. This training is organized by Agape Spiritual Community, and led by trained facilitators in the Mass. Conference UCC.  All are welcome to attend, but space is limited. 

For more information, contact Matt Carriker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 774-270-2185.  For info about Agape: www.agapewaltham.org Agape Spiritual Community's vision is to be a Multicultural, Multiracial community that makes God's love and justice real in Waltham and the world.

An Introduction to Love Small Group
Four gatherings at 50 Church St. Waltham
This Agape small group is centered around the book "Love: A Guide for Prayer" by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and Sister Marie Schwan.  Our small group times will be a chance to dive deeply into spiritual practices, scripture, and individual reflection on our faith, while also meeting regularly for support, sharing, and prayer.  First gathering, including a brief introduction, will be the week of February 25. Let Matt your availability here for which weeknight works best for you.  We’ll meet first the week of February 25th, with our three gatherings the following days:
Monday March 11 from 7:15-8:45pm
Tuesday March 26 from 7:15-8:45pm
Monday April 8 from 7:15-8:45pm
 
Join us for Messy Church!  
Sunday, March 31st at 3:30pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
A Lenten Messy Church for younger kids and the grownups who love them- 
crafts, snacks, and a Bible story.
A program of Agape Spiritual Community and the Eliot Church of Newton.
 
A Garden of Prayer”: A Contemplative Service
Sunday April 7 at 5pm
Guided by Linda Champion and Lynn Carriker
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
 
Agape Easter Service
Sunday, April 21 at 5pm
Harlan Chapel, Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
Come and celebrate Easter with Agape Spiritual Community.  Easter is the day Christians commemorate the resurrection of Christ.  Easter is a day to renew one's faith, and to remember that death and violence does not have the final word over life and love.
 
Agape Coffeehouse
Sunday, May 5th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
Showcase your talents at our third annual Agape coffeehouse!

 

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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