This week at First Church – March 17-23

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 March 17 – March 23, 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., 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 
ALLIANCE LUNCH & PROGRAM
 
Our lunch and program will be at The First Church in Belmont. Lunch at 12:00 noon. The program,starting about 12:30pm, will be the movie “THE STRAIGHT STORY”  based on the true story of an elderly man’s 260-mile journey across Iowa to Wisconsin to visit his estranged brother, who is in poor health. Impaired eyesight prevents the elderly man from driving a car, so he uses a riding lawnmower towing a trailer.

To help us prepare for the number of attendees, please let Susan Street know (617.484.1054, x201) that you will attend and the number of guests you will bring. Bring your own sandwich and we will provide soup, beverage, and dessert. The suggested lunch donation is $1.00 per person to help pay for food costs.

  

 
THURSDAY 
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

 

 
COMING UP: 
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.

 

GRANDPARENTING – NEAR AND FAR
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Lillian Anderson and ML Landfried
 Thursday, March 27, 7:30pm, Library

 

This support group is for all who want to discuss how your role of grandparenting has made a difference in your life.  We come together to share the joys and challenges of our changing roles with our own children,  as well as to compare stories of our grandchildren.  This month we will look at how the roles of grandparenting have changed.  Bring pictures to share.

 

 

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