This week at First Church – April 21-27

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 April 21 – 27, 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
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart   
7:30pm, Library

 

The Book Group will meet to discuss Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel PhilbrickBunker Hill is 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.

 
THURSDAY
GRANDPARENTING NEAR AND FAR
Lillian Anderson and ML Landfried null
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.

 

 

 
FRIDAY 
MEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER
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.

 

 
SATURDAY 
TWO WHO DARED
THE SHARPS’ WAR 
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.

 
COMING UP: 
 
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS 

Deborah Blumberg and Miriam Baker,

Thursday, May 1, 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 

Thursday, May 1, 8-9:30pm, Classroom #4

Nancy Davis and Eva Patalas

 

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.

 

 

 

  
JEWISH MUSICAL TRADITIONS     

Tuesday, May 6, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

Chuck Claus 

 

Many of us have been moved by Chuck Claus’ singing from the Jewish liturgy.  Chuck will share his thoughts on, and present examples from, the Jewish musical tradition.

 

 

 

  
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS      

Thursday, May 8, 7pm, Library

Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind

 

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.

 
YOUTHBUILD USA      

Thursday, May 8, 7:30 pm, Parish Hall

Dorothy Stoneman

 

Join long-time First Church member, Dorothy Stoneman, founder of the organization in 1978, and several graduates of the program, as they share their insights into what has made YouthBuild so successful.

 

They will offer personal insight into their experiences how anyone can help further its mission to unleash the positive energy of young people around the world. You will be inspired by this wonderful example of the good works that have been created and supported by our congregation.

 

Co-sponsored by Social Action Committee

 

 
SAVE THE DATE! 
WOMEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER      

Friday, May 16, 7pm, Upper Hall

 

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