Everyone can use some Sanctuary.



what does sanctuary mean to you? for some it is a space or time of safety, shelter, respite and recovery; for others it is a place of worship; and still for others it is an atmosphere created by committed community - folks who care for and seek justice for one another. It is all of this and more. 

First baptist church in needham knows that everyone can use some sanctuary, that our world could use a little sanctuary, too. For us, it is both the place we come for respite and recovery, and the committed community that energizes us to go forth into the world taking care of one another, accompanying our neighbors through the good times and the trials, proclaiming God's favor and love to all as creators of sanctuary wherever it is we are called to be.

everyone can use some sanctuary.

enter. create. be and belong. sanctuary is for everyone.


The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
        to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
    and recovery of sight to the blind,
        to let the oppressed go free,
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:18-19, NRSV).

— Jesus reading from the Isaiah scroll


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