This week at First Church – March 30 – April 5

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 30 – April 5, 2015

Spring brochure is here!
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New programs!
Getting Your Affairs In Order

New UU Class

3 Scientists Predict the Future

A Path Appears – Nicholas Kristof

 

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!

 

 

TUESDAY
FACILITATOR’S TRAINING AND GROUP SKILLS
Rev. David Bryce and Lillian Anderson
Tuesdays, March 31 and April 7, 7:30pm, Library

In many types of group situations, especially where people express differing views, good facilitation can make a difference in the success of the experience for everyone. Perhaps you have been eager to try to facilitate a group or lead a project but don’t feel you have the necessary skills. This two part workshop will examine aspects of facilitation, how facilitation is different in a church setting, as well as how to participate and communicate effectively in a group. We will also identify problems that occur in group situations and discover effective ways to handle them.

 

THURSDAY
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
7:30pm, Classroom #5

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.

KNITTING CIRCLE
Eva Patalas
8:00pm, 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.

 

COMING UP:
GETTING YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER
Neil Winston
Thursday, April 9, 7:30pm, Library

Are you and those you love adequately prepared for medical crises and increasing care needs? Please join First Church member Neal Winston as he discusses estate and asset protection planning, public benefits protections and what legal documents each of us needs to have in place.

 

NEW UU CLASS
Rev. David Bryce and Jim Staton
Saturday, April 11, 9am – 12pm, Classroom #5

This class will provide answers to all of the questions you have about Unitarian-Universalism (the history and current programs); also the history and current activities of First Church. Discuss the meaning of membership at First Church and have a tour of the building.

Childcare provided upon request. Contact jstaton@uubelmont.org

 

MINDFUL YOGA
Jessica Hicks
Saturday, April 11, May 2, 1-2:30 pm, Parish Hall

Mindful yoga for adults of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Jess is a registered yoga instructor with a lifetime of practice to share. Just bring a mat, or a twin-sized blanket, and a curious mind. Drop-in.

 

3 SCIENTISTS PREDICT THE FUTURE
Jack Dennis, Jon Graves and Edwin Taylor
Sunday, April 12, 12:30pm, Library

People who predict the distant future have a bad record. H. G. Wells expected that television would appear in the twenty-third century. Who would have predicted that by 2014 a young couple could eliminate more than 500 genetic diseases forever from their children’s bloodlines? Jack Dennis (a computer specialist), Jon Graves (a molecular biologist), and Edwin Taylor will make modest predictions about developments in the next five years and join you in thinking about the coming decade.
Refreshments served.

 

A PATH APPEARS IN BELMONT:
A CAMPAIGN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Nicholas Kristof
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30pm, Belmont High School

We are honored to host best selling author, two time Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof on April 15th at the Belmont High School at 7:30 P.M.

To reserve (free) seats go to – http://www.apathappearsinbelmont.eventbrite.com/
Mr. Kristof will speak about his latest best selling book- A Path Appears; Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities which he wrote with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn.
The book describes how ordinary people can make extraordinary differences in the lives of others, both globally and locally. The issues addressed are closer to home then we may think; human sex trafficking, domestic violence, poverty, and hunger.

http://www.apathappearsinbelmont.eventbrite.com/

 

SAVE THE DATE!
WOMEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER
Friday, April 24, 7pm,
Upper Hall

Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207
landerson@uubelmont.org

FCB Website: uubelmont.org
Adult Programs Brochure: Winter 2015

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