Worship


What is worship? Check out some thoughts by Minister Matt here:

  Worship Excerpt

Being in our initial stage of living into community together, Agape has services twice a month.  Join us for Agape Near Death Experience Service 5:00pm Sunday, January 28th at 50 Church St., Waltham.  Our hope with services, as with common life at Agape, is that you bring your entire self- mind, heart, body, and spirit!

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 or are able to in the services themselves.  Each service has a "Children's Moment" for kids :) 

 

Agape Near-Death Experience Service
Come hear the story of an Agape vision partner who years ago had a near-death experience, and how that has shaped their own life and spiritual journey.
Sunday, January 28th at 5pm
50 Church St., Waltham 02453

Just Because You're in a Storm Doesn't Mean the Storm has to be in You
With Rev. Dr. Kirk Jones
February 7, 2018
Deis’ Impact Workshop at 4:30pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University

Many activist leaders are living on the frazzled edge: overstretched, overbooked, & about to snap. Leadership in social justice can be mentally, emotionally, & spiritually exhausting. But it is possible to live and lead for social change with that deep sense of contentment all leaders yearn for. Drawing from his most recent book, “Just Because You're in a Storm Doesn't Mean the Storm has to be in You”, Kirk will articulate a new approach for the exhausted leader based on three doable & dynamic daily rituals: Rest, Retreat, & Creative Response.

An adjunct professor of ethics, preaching, and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School, Dr. Jones serves as guest preacher and teacher at churches, schools and conferences throughout the United States. For his past and continuing ministry with seminarians and the clergy, he is affectionately referred to as "The Preacher’s Teacher". Dr. Kirk Jones is the author of several best-selling books for ministers, pastors, and the wider audience of those seeking to grow spiritually in an ever-challenging world. His books include the following titles:
Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers
Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul
http://kirkbjones.com/

Agape Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm
Harlan Chapel, Brandeis University
Come celebrate the beginning of Lent at this Ash Wednesday service, which will include the imposition of ashes. All are welcome. We will also hear about another Agape partner's near-death experience, continued after the January 28th near-death experience service.

Agape Dinner Church
Sunday, February 25th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
Agape dinner church includes upbeat and contemplative song, silence, prayer, a children's moment, spiritual reflection, communion, and dinner! All are welcome as you are.

Agape Dinner Church: with guest preacher Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett
Sunday, March 11th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
Agape dinner church includes upbeat and contemplative song, silence, prayer, a children's moment, spiritual reflection, communion, and dinner! All are welcome as you are. Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett is the pastor of Hope Central Church UCC in Jamaica Plain.

Agape Palm Sunday Service
Sunday March 25th at 5pm
50 Church St., Waltham 02453
Celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week with Agape. All are welcome, just as you are.

Agape Easter Service
Sunday, April 1st at 5pm
Harlan Chapel, Brandeis University
Come celebrate Easter with Agape Spiritual Community. All are welcome, just as you are.

Agape Divine Light Service with Mirabai Devi
Sunday, April 15th
50 Church St., Waltham 02453
Mirabai Devi is an international spiritual teacher, conduit for healing, author, and the founder of the Mirabai Devi Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to her mission of raising world consciousness through the awakening and healing of humanity.
http://www.mirabaidevi.org/

Waltham Interfaith Community Field Walk
Sunday April 29th at 11:30am
This children inclusive, 1.5 mile walk in Waltham will benefit the Outreach and feeding program of Waltham Fields Community Farm. More details to come!

Agape Coffeehouse Dinner Church
Sunday, May 6th at 5pm
Intercultural Center (ICC), Brandeis University
415 South St., Waltham 02453
Showcase your talents at our second annual Agape coffeehouse, this year also a dinner church!

Rest, Restore, Renew at Agape
With guest Janet Kessenich, author of Music Lessons for the Spirit
Sunday, May 20th at 5pm
50 Church St., Waltham 02453
You can find more information about Janet and her healing work here:
http://spiralenergies.com/

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/