Gathering Room at UCCB
Have you ever stated, “I am not artistic, or creative?”…
Or wondered, “How do I begin to pray? Are there different ways to pray?”Then this invitation is especially for you!
God made each of us with God’s image inside. That means each of us has the ability to create! Developing a “creator’s perspective” through exploring different prayer forms often offers new insights on good days, and renews energy during challenging times.
Come explore different ways of drawing close to the Holy through playing in a creative prayer-lab!
Sunday, March 30th 9:30 Worship
Explores the topic of Creativity as Spiritual Practice in word, music, movement and color through a variety of different presenters.
Monday, March 31st 7-8:30pm CreateShop 1
Rather than a workshop, we’ll be having a CreateShop where we use mixed media to explore prayer and our relationship with the Holy.
Monday, April 7th 7-8:30pm CreateShop 2
Come for the first time, or return for more exploration of ways to open to the Holy through the use of different media.
Contact Sarah H. Maker for more details.
Noelle’s Ecclesiastic Conference
Wednesday, April 2
For the last three years, the UCCB has been sponsoring Noelle Dattilo as a Candidate in Discernment towards becoming an ordained Minister. On Wednesday, April 2rd our church will host an Ecclesiastic Conference, where Noelle will define her ordination paper to representatives from area UCC churches. We invite you to come and support Noelle as she completes this final round before she is able to accept a calling as an ordained minister.
If you would like to read Noelle’s ordination paper (pdf format), cut and paste this URL or type it into your browser: http://www.boxboroughucc.org/wp-content/uploads/ordination-paper_Noelle_Dattilo.pdf
Lenten Services for the Month of March
Sunday, 9:30 AM
This Lent we’re focusing on practices – things we DO, over and over again, to bring ourselves closer to God, to create beloved community with one another, and to move closer to being the person God created us to be.
March 9 – The Spiritual Practice of Hospitality
March 16 – The Spiritual Practice of Gratitude
March 23 – The Spiritual Practice of Testimony
March 30 – Creativity as a Spiritual Practice
2014 UCCB Women’s Retreat
Register Now for the 2014 Women’s Retreat!
March 28 – 30, 2014
Be Not Afraid: Choosing Love, Losing Fear
It has been said that everything is either fear, or love. Our every emotion, experience, reaction, thought – all are based in fear or love. At this retreat, we’ll explore the role of fear in our lives, including childhood memories of monsters under the bed, the role of fear in survival, and physiological reactions. Then we’ll reflect on and practice shifting from fear to love, feeling what it’s like to let go of fear and overflow with love instead. The retreat will include small group discussion, worship, ritual, and the creation of visual art.
We will gather at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield, NH, for reflection, connection, and relaxation. Our facilitator will be Rev. Cindy. Cost of the retreat is $200 and includes double-occupancy room and board.
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2nd Wednesday of each month
Gathering Room (2nd floor)
Taize is a type of prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative state through music, song and silence. Each month will be based on a theme from scripture.