This week at First Church – April 14-20

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 April 14 – 20, 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., 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 

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY 

 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
 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.

 

 

 
COMING UP:
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.

 
GRANDPARENTING NEAR AND FAR
Lillian Anderson and ML Landfried null
Thursday, April 24, 7:30pm, Library

Nancy Davis will facilitate as we explore our changing roles and we will look at how grandparenting has changed during the past century. Bring pictures to share.

 
MEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 7PM, UPPER HALL

 

Come together for fun, food and fellowship. Bring an appetizer, main dish, salad or dessert AND a beverage of your choice.       For more information or to sign up contact Jim

Staton, jstaton@uubelmont.org.

 

 
 TWO WHO DARED
THE SHARPS’ WAR 
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 7:30PM, PARISH HALL

 

The Belmont premiere of a film by Artemis Joukowsky followed by a performance and audience conversation with True Story Theatre.

 

At the outset of WWII Martha and Waitstill Sharp left their family in Massachusetts and traveled to Europe to secure the clandestine transportation of refugees.  In 2006, the Sharps were recognized by the State of Israel as “Righteous Among the Nations” for risking their lives to save Jews and dissidents during the Holocaust.  They are two of only three Americans honored at Yad Vashem.

 

Co-sponsored by the Social Action and the Adult Programs Committee.  Voluntary Donation.

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