ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
June 1 – 7, 2015
Special thanks from the Adult Programs Committee to the members of our congregation who contributed to this year’s adult program offerings!
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., 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!
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, June 4, 7:30 pm, 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.
Thursday, June 4, 8:00 pm, 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.
CREATING A MORE PEACEFUL SOCIETY BY CONFRONTING THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE
Ronald Goldman, Ph.D
Sunday, June 7, 12:30 pm, Parish Hall
Why is the U.S. one of the most violent developed countries in the world? We recognize the problems of violence but generally seek to treat its symptoms with, for example, better gun control, security, and protection. While these are important, is there a better way? What about prevention? What makes people violent? You will learn the root causes of violence and how to contribute to peace in your family and society. Be prepared to question some of your cultural assumptions.
Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. is a psychological researcher, speaker, and writer. His work includes hundreds of contacts with parents, children, and medical and mental health professionals. He has a particular interest in perinatal psychology and serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health.
For more information see http://www.ronaldgoldmanphd.com
Co-sponsored by Adult Programs and Social Action
LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS
Thursday, June 11, 7pm, 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.
Saturday, 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.
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP POTLUCK SUPPER
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wednesday, June 24, 7pm, Upper Hall
The Book Group will be hosting its Fourth Annual Potluck Supper on June 24 at 7 p.m., when we will enjoy summer salads and desserts, talk about books, and plan for the coming year.
Please feel free to come (and bring a friend)–even if you have not participated in the group during the past church year. All are welcome. Please bring a salad, cold entree, or dessert.
RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.