ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
November 10 – 16, 2014
Programs to watch for in the coming weeks!
“Voices of Israel and the West Bank”
Sunday, November 16th at 12:30pm
Belmont Alliance Program
Tufts University Art Gallery
Wednesday, November 19th at noon
Fall Adult Program Brochure
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!
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Nanny Almquist and Kathy Lind
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.
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.
“VOICES OF THE WEST BANK AND ISRAEL”
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
BELMONT ALLIANCE LUNCH AND PROGRAM
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12 noon, Upper Hall
ALL WOMEN AND MEN WELCOME!
Bring your own sandwich; we will provide soup, beverage, and dessert. The suggested lunch donation is $1.00 per person.
The Alliance program will be at Tufts University’s Art Gallery. We will car pool, leaving First Church by 12:45 pm. The recommended donation for the Art Gallery is $3 per person and includes free parking and a free guided tour. The tour is about 45 minute long.
To help us prepare for the number of attendees for this event, it is important to call Susan Street (tel. 617-484-1054, x.201) and let her know that you will attend and the number of guests you will bring.
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30pm, Library
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday this month we will be meeting a week early, on November 19, when we will be discussing the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop.
We invite you to select a poem of hers to read that night–
or to simply come and listen to others sharing her work.
Please contact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Karl at email@example.com to confirm attendance if you are interested in participating or have any questions.
SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30pm, Conference Room
Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor
Rino DiBartolo will lead a discussion on C. P. Snow’s
Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution. “Oh, those are mathematicians! We never talk to them.” a Cambridge University don reassured a visitor who could not get a response from men on either side of him at High Table. At MIT the tables can be reversed; humanities professors may feel the need to justify their presence on the faculty of this engineering school. C.P. Snow writes beautifully: Why not read the entire short 54-page book posted at eftaylor.com/SandS?
If pressed for time, stop at the top of page 38.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 8:00pm, Classroom #4
Come join us in the fun and fellowship of knitting with a genial group on the 1st and 3rd Mondays 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.
Adult Programs Coordinator
617-484-1054 Ext. 207
FCB Website: uubelmont.org
Adult Programs Brochure: Fall 2014
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