This week at First Church – December 29 – Jan. 4

Winter brochure is here

December 29 – January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!
New programs to watch for in January!

Mindful Yoga
Living Later Life to its Fullest
Spiritual Renewal through Poetry


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!


Jessica Hicks
Saturdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10:30-12 noon; Parish Hall

Slow flow, mindful yoga for adults of all ages, abilities, and experience levels*. Come experience embodied awareness in motion while stretching and strengthening your body in a supportive community. Jess is a registered yoga instructor with a lifetime of practice and a love of both the movement and still aspects of yoga practice to share.

Jess and her family joined the First Church community last year, and she is thrilled to give back to our community by offering these classes for free. Just bring a mat, a twin-sized blanket if you have one, and a curious mind. *Jess can help you modify all of the movements even if you are practicing in a chair rather than on the floor, and chairs also can be used for support in standing postures for those with limited balance or lower body strength. It really is for every body! Drop-in. To be continued if there is interest. For more information contact



Kathy Lind
Thursday, Jan. 8, 7:00pm, Library

Our lives are constantly changing and facing changes that involve illness makes us feel vulnerable. This ongoing support group 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, Jan. 8, 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.


Bob Weber with Jackie James
Sunday, Jan. 11, 12:30-2pm, Library

What constitutes a spirituality that facilitates living life in all its fullness as we age. Fullness of life involves living well within four dimensions: the body, the mind, the heart, and the spirit. This presentation will explore the fourth dimension, the spiritual- from a psychological perspective, i.e. what it takes to live well interiorly, in solitude, and in community.
Refreshments served.

Andrea Prestwich
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2:00- 3:30pm, 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.


Peter Guthrie
Sundays, Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1; 3-4pm; Parlor

Robert Frost once defined a poem as a “momentary stay against confusion.” Good poems can help us see ourselves and our lives more clearly, trigger moments of epiphany, and cut through the confusion of life to what truly matters. We will read and discuss poems that deal with spiritual issues in the broadest sense of the term.


Melanie Deveikas
Tuesdays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24
7:30pm, Library

An educational series focusing on life & wellness during and after breast cancer treatment. Each week there will be a wellness education topic for discussion There will also be an opportunity for sharing your breast cancer journey and related concerns through and beyond treatment.
For more information or to sign up please contact Melanie at




Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

FCB Website:
Adult Programs Brochure: Winter 2015

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