This week at The First Church – November 26-December 2

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 #4

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

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

Coming Up: 
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.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30pm, conference room 
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.

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