This Week at First Church: February 13-19


Meditation – Rob Cosinuke, Mondays, 8-9 pm,Church Library

The Quilters’ Group and Knitting Circle – Gladys Unger and Eva Patalas, Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm, RE Class #3


Buddy Group – Wednesdays 9-11am, Library (bring your own favorite morning beverage)


Science & Spirituality

Edwin Taylor & Ken Bernstein

We are a group engaged in exchanging thoughts on ideas in science and their influence on our spiritual lives. Each meeting is (usually) independent of previous meetings; therefore, one may join the group at any time without experiencing loss of continuity. The subject readings for each meeting will be agreed upon at the previous meeting and be posted in the Unitarian and sent by e-mail to all who request them.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the conference room of the Church. 

For more information contact Edwin at, 781-646-7775.

To register contact Ken, 617-489-3118

Next Week

The First Church Book Group will be reading and discussing Acts of Faith – The Story of an American Muslim, the struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel at its next meeting on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library.

Acts of Faith is the UUA’s Common Read book for this year, which means other UU’s around the country will be reading and discussing it. It is a quick read. Please come join us!  The book group warmly welcomes new members and returning members at any time.   If you need a copy of Acts of Faith or have questions about the Book Group, please contact Anne Stuart at

Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.

Coming Up!

Bible Study: The Beattitudes, Sun. Feb. 27, 12:30-2:30 in the Library

Join Rev. David Bryce and Allison Palm for a year-long exploration of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Each month we’ll read a particular story, learn about the history of that story, and reflect on its meaning through discussion and group activities. This month we will be reading the Beattitudes (Luke 6:20-26, Matthew 5:1-12). Come once or come every month! Bagels provided.

New Women’s Group – First Meeting: Tuesday, February 28th, 7:30-9pm in the Parlor

A new women’s group is starting up this month! The group will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month year-round. If you are interested in joining, please contact Allison Palm at


Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for this year’s Women’s Retreat: June 1-3, 2012. We’ll be traveling to the Senexet House in Connecticut again this year. Stay tuned for registration details in April! Feel free to email Allison Palm with any questions.

Don’t miss Square Dancing on Sat. March 3 @8:00 at Payson Park Church




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