This week at The First Church – November 19-25

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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)

Coming Up:
The First Church Book Group
Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 7:30pm, Library
The Book Group will meet to discuss “The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian.

After 60 years of marriage, Ella and John Robina, who both suffer
from serious illness, decide to slip away from their family and doctors to
take one last road trip in their RV from the Detroit area to
Disneyland.  As they retrace the route of earlier journeys along the
legendary Route 66, they relive their previous adventures and life
challenges.  By turns humorous and touching, the book takes the
reader on this odyssey as the couple confronts the indignities and trials of
aging and illness.  Ella both masterminds their adventure and
narrates it with a singular and unforgettable voice. Please email Anne Stuart
at: to confirm attendance if you are interested
in participating.
Looking ahead:  the Book Group will not meet in December.  In
January, the group will discuss Edwin O’Connor’s “The Last Hurrah” and view
the movie directed by John Ford, starring Spencer Tracy.

CPR course – Thursday, Nov. 29, 7-10pm, Library
If you are interested in obtaining certification or re-certification
in CPR, we are pleased to be able to offer this course for members of
our congregation. The Heartsaver AED Course is designed for Lay
Rescuers by the American Heart Association. It includes Adult, Child,
and Infant CPR/AED and is taught by Maureen Zuccaro, RRT.  The cost
is $40 per person.  To register, please contact Lillian Anderson at

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
Our Christmas Major Music presentation this year on Dec. 9th will be
the Bach Cantata  No.63.  Our soprano soloist Shannon Rose MaCauliffe
and Asst. Music Director Ian Garvie have graciously offered to present
an evening lecture, with musical excerpts,  about the history, style
and liturgical significance of this beloved major work for chorus and
orchestra.  Attend this lecture and enhance your appreciation of this
splendid music.

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