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 :)              

Dinner Church in Natick led by Pastor Matt
5:30pm Sunday January 19th
First Congregational Church of Natick
2 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760
Next Sunday January 19th you all are welcome to a Dinner Church in Natick that Pastor Matt will be leading, along with Todor helping with music. Matt led a dinner church last year at our Natick partner church and the church collected an offering to support our Agape community.  They invited Matt back this year.  All are welcome to join!

10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Day of Service: "Building the Beloved Community"
Monday, January 20, 2020, 8:30am - 1pm
Brandeis University (Levin Ballroom)
Usdan Student Center
415 South St. Waltham, MA 02453
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-martin-luther-king-jr-interfaith-day-of-service-tickets-83485552535 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/809811586125423/ 
Come honor and learn from the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), pack meals for food pantries & congregations that serve the homeless community and participate in social justice discussions with local non-profits.

Agape Dinner Church
Sunday, January 26th at 4:30pm
Intercultural Center, Brandeis University
415 South St. Waltham, MA 02453

Initiating Inspiration Book Group 
Monday January 27th 7:15-8:45pm
Waltham Public Library 
735 Main St, Waltham, MA 02453
This is a Bi-Monthly Book Group in partnership with the Waltham Public Library. The January book is "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City" by Matthew Desmond. All are welcome whether you have read the book or not.  We will be joined at this discussion from our partners at Chaplains on the Way in Waltham.

Agape Dinner Church
Sunday, February 9th at 4:30pm
Intercultural Center, Brandeis University
415 South St. Waltham, MA 02453

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm
Harlan Chapel, Brandeis University
415 South St. Waltham, MA 02453
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent as Christians prepare for the joy of the resurrection at Easter!

An Introduction to Mindfulness for Self-Care and Stress Reduction
February 13th and 27th
7:15-8:45pm
Waltham Public Library 
735 Main St, Waltham, MA 02453
Led by Matt Carriker and Vivekanand Vimal
Come to this two-part introductory series to:
● Develop an ability to pay non-judgmental awareness to the present moment, as well as experience a diversity of skills and practices to aid in this skill
● See the relevance and necessity for mindfulness (in its varied expressions), particularly as it relates to reducing stress and taking care of one’s self
● Through mindfulness practice, and integrating practices from the “Tree of contemplative practices”, learn to foster calm, better concentration, and more openness.  
● Learn how to be kinder to ourselves and others, more confident, and less judgmental.
● Reflect on how to integrate mindfulness into our daily and weekly rituals.

 
 
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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