This week at First Church – April 7-13

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 April 7 – 13, 2014 
 
Spring Adult Programs Brochure is

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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
PREQUEL TO SUNDAY MUSIC
Ian and Shannon Rose Garvie
Wednesday, April 9, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

 

 Requiem by contemporary Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins,

is a unique choral work to which, in addition to the

traditional Latin movements of a requiem, the composer

added five Japanese ‘haiku’ poems.  Ian and Shannon Rose

will help us to appreciate this special piece of music.

 

 
THURSDAY
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS

Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind, 7pm, Library
 

 

 

Our lives are constantly changing and facing changes that involve illness makes us feel vulnerable.  This ongoing support group facilitated by Kathy Lind and Nanny Almquist provides 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
PARENTING KIDS WITH CHALLENGES
Andrea Prestwich
2:30-4pm, 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: 
 

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY

Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm, conference room

Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor

 

Nicole Bernstein will lead a discussion of Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions published in 1883 by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott (not a misprint!). Long before special relativity’s four spacetime dimensions, Abbott examined the challenges of living in one (!), two, three, and many dimensions. No spirituality? Consider the three-dimensional sphere from Spaceland, who visits two-dimensional Flatland once every millennium to convert its inhabitants to belief in his (His?) existence. As the sphere passes through, he appears to flatlanders as a point that grows to a circle, then shrinks again to a point. Those who join him are considered heretics and persecuted.

Flatlanders is posted on our website eftaylor.com/sands.

All 63 pages are worth reading for insights into the limited understanding we have of our world.

 

 

 

 

 
KNITTING CIRCLE
Nancy Davis and Eva Patalas
 Thursday, April 17, 8-9:30pm, 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.

 

 

FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart   
 
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30pm, Library

 

The Book Group will meet to discussBunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick.Bunker Hillis also this year’s selection for One Book, One Belmont, which will be presenting a series of events related to the book in April and May, including a talk by the author on Tuesday, May 6. You can read information about these activities by going to: http://www.belmont.lib.ma.us/one-book-one-belmont.

In Bunker Hill Philbrick retells the story of the run-up to revolution in Boston and New England, providing a stirring narrative, memorable detail, and fresh perspective to this important passage in our nation’s birth.  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 May 28, the Book Group will be discussing The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.

 

SAVE THE DATE!
 
MEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 7PM, UPPER HALL

 

Come together for fun, food and fellowship.  E-vite invitations will be sent this week.  For more information or to sign up contact Jim Staton, jstaton@uubelmont.org.

 

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