ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
October 13 – October 19, 2014
Fall Adult Program Brochure
PROGRAMS TO WATCH FOR IN THE COMING WEEKS!
LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
with Andre Rosedale
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
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.
James Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Classroom #5
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!
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION (LEAP)
7:30pm, Parish Hall
Following an introduction by First Church member Tom Neel, Connecticut municipal police officer Andre Rosedale
will discuss his law enforcement experience with the ineffectiveness of the “war on drugs”and what lessons can be learned from pursuing these policies.
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
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
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
Nancy Davis and Eva Patalas
8:00 pm, 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.
“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?
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:30pm, Library
The First Church Book Group will meet
to discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns, a powerful book that tells the story of the Great Migration of southern blacks to northern cities during the first half of the twentieth century. Here is Booklist’s review of The Warmth of Other Suns:
From the early twentieth century through its midpoint, some six million black southerners relocated themselves, their labor, and their lives, to the North, changing the course of civil, social, and economic life in the U.S. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wilkerson offers a broad and penetrating look at the Great Migration, a movement without leaders or precedent. A sweeping and stunning look at a watershed event in U.S. history.
The book is highly readable, beautifully written, and haunting. We think it is one you will long remember. It is, however, quite lengthy. We encourage you to read as much as you can, and if you feel you cannot read it all, suggest that you focus on the story of Ida May Brandon Gladney. Please feel free to participate in the discussion on October 22, even if you have not yet finished reading the book.
The Book Group is always open to new members and does not require a continuing commitment. Please contact Anne Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to confirm attendance.
Looking ahead: for November we will read the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and request that participants select a Bishop poem to share with the group on November 19.
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.
Adult Programs Coordinator
617-484-1054 Ext. 207
FCB Website: uubelmont.org
Adult Programs Brochure: Fall 2014