This Week at First Church: February 20-26

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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)

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.


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.

Memoir Writing with Martha Spaulding begins Sunday afternoon Feb 12th @ 4:00PM in RE classroom 5 and continues for three more Sundays.  Bring a notebook and comfortable writing implement.

Caring for Older Adults – Deborah Blumberg and Miriam Baker

Many people are juggling jobs, families and their parents’ or other family members’ increasing medical needs, frequent emergencies and ongoing need for care. How do we cope with the needs of our loved ones and find some balance in our own lives? What do we need to learn as we take on this task? How do we find information and community? If you find yourself in this position, you are welcome at this group for discussion and support.

4th Sundays, 7pm, Library For more information or to register, please contact Deborah at
Coming Up!

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!
*Square Dancing!: March 3, 8pm, Payson Park Church
*Chalice Circle: March 4, 12:30-2pm
*Men’s Dinner: March 30, 7pm
*Women’s Dinner: April 20, 7pm
*Women’s Retreat: June 1-3, 2012.

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