This week at First Church – March 3-9, 2014

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 March 3 – March 9, 2014 
 
Winter Adult Programs Brochure is here

 
MONDAY
MEDITATION

nullJames Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Library

In meditation practice, we allow ourselves to dwell in the present moment. We find that by developing our awareness and compassion we can open ourselves, relax into situations, and enjoy our life!

 

 
WEDNESDAY
MUSIC THAT MOVES US 
Roger Brown, Alfa Joy Radford, Ken Stalberg
7:30pm, Parish Hall
 

We will explore the various ways music has

supported, consoled, uplifted and deepened the

moments of our lives. Please bring your favorite

piece of music to share and help us to understand

what it has meant in your life. Our panel will

guide us on a journey to a deeper understanding

of why music is elemental to life.  Refreshments.
 

 

 
THURSDAY 
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, March 6, 7:30pm, conference room

 

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.  This is a drop-in group so please attend when it is convenient for you.

 

 
 
KNITTING CIRCLE
Nancy Davis and Eva Patalas
8:00 pm, Classroom #4

 

Come join us in the fun and fellowship of knitting with a genial group on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Projects could include knitting for non-profit organizations such as Caps for Kids, making small gifts for the Holiday Fair or working on personal projects. Everyone is welcome and no committment is necessary. Contact Eva with any questions.

 

 
SUNDAY
PARENTING KIDS WITH CHALLENGES
Andrea Prestwich
2:30-4 pm, Library

 

Does your child have special challenges?  Has he/she been diagnosed with Aspergers, ADHD, or sensory problems?   We will offer support and share experience in a non-judgmental space. Childcare upon request.  Snacks provided.

 

 

 

COMING UP:
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind
Thursday, March 13, 7pm, Library

 

 

Our lives are constantly changing and facing changes that involve illness makes us feel vulnerable.  This ongoing support groupprovides a space and time to understand and process feelings and circumstances related to dealing with serious illness, both for caregivers and people in all stages of discovery and recovery.

 

 
TRANSCENDENTALIST SERIES:
THE RADICAL VISION
                   OF WALT WHITMAN
Talk and discussion with Laurie Carter Noble
Sunday, March 16, 12:30- 2pm, Library

 

Whitman wrote poems that are transcendent in their beauty, compassion and humanity. They are a glorious reflection of a visionary poet and an extraordinary human being. Wanting to show that poetry was for everyone and was meant to be enjoyed and not just endured, his poems were often controversial, and shocked some people while delighting others.

His relationship to Emerson is interesting on many levels and his metaphors often reflect an affinity with transcendentalism although he always indicated that his way of looking at the world “contained multitudes.”

We will look at several poems that reflect some of the many dimensions of  Whitman especially those that show how radical and revolutionary his vision was.A man so convinced of his mission that he wrote, under various pseudonyms, laudatory reviews of his poetry collection, Leaves of Grass, and had these reviews published in newspapers all over the country, Whitman  continues to delight, amaze, confound and inspire us.

Refreshments served.

 
SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY 
Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor
Thursday, March 20, 7:30pm, Conference Room

 

 

Alice Trexler will lead a discussion on the book The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik. Gopnik describes recent studies on what babies and toddlers understand and when: When they feel empathy. When they understand rules. When they understand that hitting hurts. Why they have invisible friends.

And consequences of these studies for parenting.

Selected reading is available at eftaylor.com/sands

 

Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator
 
617-484-1054 Ext. 207
FCB Website: uubelmont.org
Adult Programs Brochure: Fall 2013
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