This week at First Church – May 19-25

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 May 19 – May 25, 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
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.

 

 

 

 

COMING UP:
   
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.

    
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS    

Thursday, June 5, 7:30pm, Conference Room

Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg

 

 

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.

 

    
PARENTING KIDS WITH CHALLENGES    

Sunday, June 8, 2:30-4pm, Library

Andrea Prestwich

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.

 

 

 

    
MEN’S GROUP    

Sunday, June 8, 4-5:30 pm, Parlor

Will Cordis and Joe Weiss

Men’s Group Welcomes New Members

The newly formed diverse men’s group welcomes both new and recent members to the First Church as well as those who wanted to, but never joined,  such a group.

We share personal and professional concerns, aspirations, and experiences along with some community service activities.

For more information contact Joe Weiss (jweiss@uubelmont.org) or Will Cordis (wcordis@uubelmont.org)

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT: 
June 8th, 6:30pm, Parish Hall
 
An Evening with the Csángós:  A Very Special Educational Benefit
 
Please join the Partner Church Committee in sponsoring the Csángó-Hungarian Education Program: a very special organization targeted at preserving the language, music, culture, and religion of the most isolated Hungarian villages in Transylvania.
Dora Fozer, the college student from Transylvania, will lead us in songs and dances from the region.  Please come for part or all of the evening.
  • 6:30-7:00     Mingling, munchies and information.  Contributions of finger food gratefully accepted.
  • 7:00-7:30     A brief presentation about the Csángó Transylvanian villages, their challenges, and the mission of the education program, followed by a bouquet of traditional songs sung by Livia Racz
  • 7:30-9:30   Dance instruction / dancing accompanied by live music on traditional instruments
Suggested donation $20+
to benefit the Csango-Hungarian 
Educational Program of Moldva
Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator
 
617-484-1054 Ext. 207
FCB Website: uubelmont.org
Adult Programs Brochure: Fall 2013
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