This week at The First Church – October 29-November 4

Check out descriptions and all our programs at

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

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

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

Caring for Older Adults – 7:30pm, Conference Room
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.
For more information or to register, please contact Deborah at

Lay Pastoral Care Training – 8:30am-2pm, Classroom #5 
This is a two session program and the second session is on December
1st.   Rev. David Bryce and Bruce Dame will co-lead the training

We will use a mix of didactic and experiential work; the latter being
primarily (but not only) role plays. The training covers basic
listening skills and will also cover topics such as “What is the
nature of suffering?”,  and “How do I help someone whose theology is
different from mine?”.  In addition, we will discuss the limits of
confidentiality and issues of abuse.

All are welcome to attend, including those who do not wish to be Lay
Pastoral Care Team members.

Completion of the training is not an automatic  guarantee of becoming
a member of the LPC Team.  Following training there will be individual
interviews for those interested in becoming a team member.

Please contact Lillian Anderson, Adult Programs advisor at of your interest in attending the program.

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