This week at First Church – October 6- 12

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 6 – October 12, 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

35 Years of Boston Theatre:
A Theatregoer’s Roundtable
led by Downing Cless
Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm, Library

 

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!

THURSDAY
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind
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.

SUNDAY

PARENTING KIDS WITH CHALLENGES
Andrea Prestwich
2:30 – 4pm, Library

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.

 

COMING UP:

“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 BELMONT ALLIANCE
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12pm, Upper Hall

Looking for connection at lunchtime? If you are retired or are free at lunchtime, join The Alliance for our next program entitled “Art and how we look at it ” with Nicole Bernstein.
Bring your own sandwich and we will provide soup, beverage and dessert for a suggested donation of $1.00 per person.

Contact Susan in the office (617-484-1054) and let her know you’ll be attending.

 

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor
Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30pm, Conference Room

Bruce Dame will lead a discussion on Humanism.

Humanism meets religionhead-on, dispenses with God, and fashions a guide to living from a view about human nature itself. The reading combines Humanist Manifestos I and III with portions of the book “Humanism as the Next Step” by Lloyd and Mary Moran. Download the reading from http://eftaylor.com/sands

 

“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.

 

35 YEARS OF BOSTON THEATRE:
a Theatregoer’s Roundtable
led by Downing Cless
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30pm, Library

Calling all theatre lovers to a forum to share foremost experiences in Boston over the last three decades. Also we collectively will trace the evolution of Boston theatre from 1980 to the present and examine how it has changed. Downing will offer a few examples from his direction of environmentally and socially themed plays with Underground Railway Theater and at Tufts University where he just retired from the Drama faculty.

 

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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