This week at First Church – October 27 – November 2

October 27 – November 2, 2014

Remember that daylight savings time ends on November 2!

Fall Adult Program Brochure



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., 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!
a Theatregoer’s Roundtable
led by Downing Cless
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.



Will Cordis and Joe Weiss
4-5:30 pm, Library

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 ( or Will Cordis (



Andrea Prestwich
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2:00-3:30 pm, 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.





Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind
Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:00pm, 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.




Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, Nov. 13, 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.


“Voices of the West Bank and Israel”

Mark Golden

Sunday, Nov. 16, 12:30pm, Parish Hall 

Mark Golden will present a brief video entitled, ‘Voices of the West Bank and Israel’. This video records Mark’s experience last year during a two week visit to Israel, East Jerusalem and the West Bank. As an American Jew with a keen interest in Middle Eastern politics, Mark enters this profound conversation by talking to ordinary Palestinians and Israelis.

The film explores important themes including the “Separation Wall”. It also documents the response of the Israeli military to a peaceful Palestinian demonstration. Mark will be available to answer questions and facilitate a discussion of the issues.

Co-sponsored by Social Action and Adult Programs
Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

FCB Website:
Adult Programs Brochure: Fall 2014

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