This week at First Church – October 20-26

 

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
October 20 – October 26, 2014

Fall Adult Program Brochure

 

PROGRAMS TO WATCH FOR IN THE COMING WEEKS!

 

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!

WEDNESDAY
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
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 astuart@uubelmont.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.
COMING UP:
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. Refreshments served.

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