This week at First Church – March 10-16, 2014

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 March 10 – March 16, 2014 
 
Winter Adult Programs Brochure is here

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MONDAY

JOBSEEKER BUDDY GROUP

Theresa Howe, Tom Neel, Ed Yee, 9:30-11am, Library

 The jobseeker buddy group is a small support group for people looking for new or better jobs.  We provide encouragement, feedback, ideas, resume suggestions, job leads, unemployment assistance, advice and networking opportuniites to each other.

 

 
MEDITATION

nullJames Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Classroom #5

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!

 

 
THURSDAY 

LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind
7:00pm, 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.

 

 

 
SUNDAY

TRANSCENDENTALIST SERIES:
THE RADICAL VISION OF
WALT WHITMAN
Talk and discussion with Laurie Carter Noble
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.

 

COMING UP: 
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

 

 
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wed., March 26, 7:30pm, Library

 The Book Group will meet to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, Flight Behavior.  Set in Barbara Kingsolver’s native Appalachia, Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow intertwined with the story of climate change. A young mother in flight from her stifled life in the mountains of Tennessee, Dellarobia stumbles upon an astonishing sight, a mountainside covered in monarch butterflies. This discovery changes her life, her world outlook, and the community around her. Richard Waring and Kristin Phillips, admirers of monarch butterflies, will lead the discussion.

The Book Group is always open to new members with no continuing commitment required. Please contact Anne Stuart at: astuart@uubelmont.org to confirm attendance if you are interested in participating.

Looking ahead: on April 23, the Book Group will be discussing Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, which is the One Book, One Belmont selection for 2014. The Belmont Library will present special events related to the book throughout April and May.

 

 

 

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