This week at First Church – April 27 – May 3

ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS April 27 – May 3, 2015 Spring brochure is here! ********** Programs Coming Up! May 9 – Rummage Sale 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 THE BIRTH OF A NATION: HOW A LEGENDARY FILMMAKER AND A CRUSADING EDITOR REIGNITED AMERICA’S CIVIL WAR Dick Lehr Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm, Parish Hall 1915 saw the release of D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, both a cinematic masterpiece and a vitriolic racist diatribe. It brought about a backlash led by William Monroe Trotter, a Boston newspaper editor. Our own Dick Lehr’s latest book explores this tumultuous period in American race relations. Book Signing and Refreshments.   FRIDAY MEN’S SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER Friday, May 1, 7pm, Upper Hall All First Church men and friends are invited to bring a beverage of choice AND one of the following: a main dish, salad or dessert. No need to sign up in advance. Just plan to come and have a good time. For more information or to sign up contact jstaton@uubelmont.org.   SATURDAY MINDFUL YOGA Jess Hicks Saturday, May 2, June 13, 1-2:30pm, 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.   COMING UP: KNITTING CIRCLE Eva Patalas Thursday, May 7, 8pm, 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.   ALL-CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, May 9 All Church Rummage Sale Needs Your HELP! Get ready for some great times and great bargains! Spring has sprung on us quickly, and so has the Rummage Sale! In just 1 week we’ll set up for our fabulous Sale, where bargains and treasures abound. Please donate your purchase mistakes, outgrown clothing, duplicates, and replaced items. We accept most things; check the wanted items list posted on the lower hall SAC pillar. Any questions to fcb404@gmail.com Volunteering for the Sale is a great way to meet and get to know other FCB folks. Set-up and take-down go quickly and easily with big crews. Saturday, on Sale Day, many volunteers are necessary for a smooth operation. Come and enjoy! Sign up on line at http://vols.pt/P1Evrp, or in the Upper Hall on the volunteer chart. Any church member or good friend is welcome to volunteer for 2 hours, and then to shop at the Pre-Sale Friday evening at 6 P.M. (Personal purchases only; not for resale.) One of the three beneficiaries is the Partner Church Committee. Funds from the Sale pay for cooking oil for the needy in Desfalva, as well as for transportation costs for visiting between our communities. Our mutual visits strengthen connections between our two communities, and especially lend spiritual support to the Désfalva community in its struggles as a minority within Romania.   Lillian Anderson Adult Programs Coordinator 617-484-1054 Ext. 207 landerson@uubelmont.org FCB Website: uubelmont.org Adult Programs Brochure: Winter 2015 If you would prefer not to receive this weekly e-mail, please update your preferences, by clicking Update Profile/Email Address below. Please do not click on SafeUnsubscribe, unless you would like to be removed from all mailing lists, including the E-Unitarian.

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