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.

Agape Service: Living in Liminal Times
Sunday, March 7 at 4:30p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Liminal comes from the Latin word for "threshold."  Says Richard Rohr,
“All transformation takes place in this liminal space.
We have to allow ourselves to be drawn out of ‘business as usual’
and remain patiently on the ‘threshold’ (limen, in Latin)
where we are betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown.
The threshold is God’s waiting room."
How can we live more deeply into our callings of love and service during transitional, liminal times, rather than get stuck in the natural human response of resistance?

Waltham Interfaith Service Marking One Year
Sunday, March 14th at 5pm
Please join us as we mark one year of missed connections, connecting in new and different ways, and bravely moving forward together while honoring the work of our Waltham community. We will be inviting you to give of your time, talent, and treasure to Healthy Waltham and Chaplains on the Way. To RSVP, visit: bit.ly/WMA_Service. Your RSVP will come with an automated response email that will include a link to the service!


March 21- Messy Church & Agape Trivia!
4:30p.m.- Messy Church for Children & Families
5p.m.- Agape Trivia Fun for All!
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541

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

Palm Sunday Service: “Exploring Calling Through Art”
With special guest Annie Storr
Sunday, March 28 at 4:30p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
The story of Palm Sunday is essentially a story of “calling.”  What would compel Jesus to go into Jerusalem, knowing the fate that awaited him?
Annie Storr is a Resident Artist at Brandeis University and founder of the Art Education Department at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. Previously, she was head of Education Programs for the American Association of Museums, as well as Director of Arts Management at American University.

April 4- Easter Service
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541

April 18- Agape Service
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541

May 2- Agape Virtual Coffeehouse 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541

May 16- Self-Care Retreat Service
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541

 

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/