This week at First Church – September 29 – October 5

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 29 – October 5, 2014

Fall Adult Program Brochure

 

PROGRAMS TO WATCH FOR IN THE COMING WEEKS!

LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition with Jack Cole
Tuesday, October 14, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

“The Dignity and Indignity of Aging”
with Jackie James and Edwin Taylor
Sunday, October 19, 12:30pm, Classroom #5

 

Look for more information following this week’s events

 

 

MONDAY
JOBSEEKER BUDDY GROUP
Theresa Howe, Tom Neel, Ed Yee, 9:30-11am, Library

The jobseeker buddy group is a support group for people that are looking for a new job or to transition into a different job. We typically go around the room and review the activities from the prior week, provide support and ideas for what could be done in our respective job searches, provide each other with referrals, tips, resume critiques, etc. It is a great way to keep the momentum up during a job search and relate to others in a similar situation.

MEDITATION
James 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
“EATING OUR VALUES”
at THE COMMUNITY TABLE
7:30pm, Library
Rachel Greenberger

Community Table is a two-year-old social innovation developed by Food Sol at Babson College (foodsol.org) for sparking relevant and actionable community interactions on important topics connected to food. Community Table is always one circle, one conversation, one speaker at a time, all voices made equal. Food Sol believes that if you eat, you are a food expert and that everyone has agency in the food system. The theme of our Community Table will be “Eating Our Values” and UU member Martha Spaulding’s daughter Rachel Greenberger, Director of Food Sol, will facilitate.

Limited to 25 people. There are still a few spaces left.
To register contact landerson@uubelmont.org.

 

 

THURSDAY
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
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 GROUP
Nancy Davis and Eva Patalas
8pm, Classroom #4

Come join us in the fun and fellowship of knitting with a genial group on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays 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 commitment is necessary. Contact Eva with any questions.
FRIDAY
MEN’S FALL POTLUCK SUPPER
7pm, Upper Hall
Jim Staton

A warm welcome to all First Church men and friends who would like to join us to share a meal together. This is a true potluck so bring whatever you like to eat and a beverage to drink. This is a wonderful opportunity to see old friends and make new ones and find out what is happening within our community.

RSVP’s to jstaton@uubelmont.org so we’ll know how many places to set.

 

 

SUNDAY
“UNIVERSALISM – THERE IS NO HELL”
Rev. Doris Hunter and Edwin Taylor
12:30pm, Library

When you get to Heaven, as Universalism predicts you will, you can hobnob with St. Francis and Michelangelo. Do you expect to see Hitler there? The murderous Joseph Stalin?

Hosea Ballou, the greatest theologian of Universalism movement, strongly asserted that we receive just reward for virtue and just punishment for sin during our life on earth, not in the afterlife. “On the dissolution of the body and carnal mind at death, the soul immediately is transformed by the overwhelming power of God’s love and is ushered into the heavenly state?”

Do you agree? Should we go to purgatory for a quick cleanup first? Do traces of the Universalist belief still live in our First Principle: The worth and dignity of every person?

Refreshments served.

 

COMING UP:
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7pm, Library

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.

 
“HOW AN UNDERCOVER
NARCOTICS OFFICER TURNED AGAINST
THE WAR ON DRUGS”
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
Jack Cole

Following an introduction by First Church member Tom Neel, retired undercover DEA agent Jack Cole will discuss the class and racial bias underlying our drug laws and how his very personal involvement in carrying out those laws led him to have a dramatically different point of view.

LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a group of former law enforcement officers that works to education the public and to change our way of thinking about the unintended harmful consequences that result from the war on drugs and to reduce the incidence of death, disease, crime and addiction by ending drug prohibition.

Co-sponsored by Social Action and Youth.

 

 

 

“THE DIGNITY AND
INDIGNITY OF AGING”
Jackie James and Edwin Taylor
Sunday, Oct. 19, 12:30pm, Classroom #5

Getting old can be a challenge. The body demands more of our time and attention than it did in earlier days, memory is slipping, and we worry about mental decline. On the other hand, research on aging suggests ways to age successfully. What can we learn that prepares us to live richly and contribute to society during old age?

Refreshments served.

 

 
Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207
landerson@uubelmont.org

FCB Website: uubelmont.org
Adult Programs Brochure: Fall 2014

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