This week at First Church – May 5-11

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 May 5 – May 11, 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!

 

 
TUESDAY 

JEWISH MUSICAL TRADITIONS     

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.  

 

 

THURSDAY  
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS      

 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      

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

 

FRIDAY 
SECOND FRIDAY COFFEEHOUSE    
7:30 pm, Parish Hall
Jon Svetkey and Heathy Quay 

 

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.

 

SATURDAY 
NEW UU CLASS      

9:30am -12pm, Classroom #5

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 jstaton@uubelmont.org.

 

COMING UP:
 
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

null 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.

  
GRANDPARENTING NEAR AND FAR      

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Thursday, May 22, 7:30pm, Library

Lillian Anderson

Share stories, joys, fears and concerns about the challenges of grandparenting. We’ll look at the changing role of grandparents this month. Bring pictures to share.
 

 

  
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP      

Wednesday, May 28, 7:30pm, Library

Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart

The Book Group will meet to discuss The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.  

“Elizabeth Strout’s first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge,won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, her best yet.” —The Boston Globe

 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 June 25, the Book Group will be holding its third annual Potluck Supper and welcoming recommendations for books for the upcoming church year.

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