This week at First Church – April 28 – May 4

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 April 28 – May 4, 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!

 

 
THURSDAY
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS 

Deborah Blumberg and Miriam Baker,

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 

 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.

 

 

 

 
COMING UP: 

  
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

 

 
SECOND FRIDAY COFFEEHOUSE      

Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm, Parish Hall

Jon Svetkey and Heathy Quay with Jim Wooster and

 

Paul Judge opening

 

 

Heather Quay and Jon Svetkey have been singing together for over a dozen years. Together, and separately, they have performed at venues including Club Passim, Johnny D’s, Cafe 939 at Berklee College, Columbia U and the now defunct Old Vienna Kaffehaus. They are both accomplished singer-songwriters, their repertoire of classic pop, folk and country songs showcases their love of

two-part harmony and fun.

Benefit for the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center.

 

$10/$5 for Seniors/Students – Coffee, Refreshments.

 

 
NEW UU CLASS      

Saturday, May 10, 9:30-12pm, Classroom #4

David Bryce and Jim Staton

 

This  class will provide answers to questions you have about

Unitarian Universalism (the history and current programs); also

the history and current activities of First Church.  Discuss the

meaning of membership at First Church and have a tour of the

building.  Childcare provided upon request.  Sign-up at

coffee hour or contact Jim at station@uubelmont.org.

 

 
SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
Thursday, May 15, 7:30pm, Conference Room 

Edwin Taylor will lead a discussion on two draft chapters of Edmund Robinson’s book, “Evil for Evil.” Robinson, former senior minister of UU Belmont, started as a lawyer; at midlife he graduated from Harvard Divinity School and became a UU minister. Before this professional shift, he had taken on on the case of a convicted murder. His first chapter recounts this case, leading up to his client’s execution. That experience led Robinson to write hisbook on evil. His first two draft chapters are at the website (eftaylor.com/sands)

     

 

 

  
WOMEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER      

Friday, May 16, 7pm, Upper Hall

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Join with new friends and old for good food, laughter

and deepening connections.

Bring a main dish, appetizer, salad or dessert AND a

beverage of your choice.

 

RSVP via e-vite or to Lillian Anderson at

landerson@uubelmont.org to let us know you’ll be attending.

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