Ongoing Groups

Caring for Older Adults
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg, co-facilitators

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

1st Thursdays, 7:30pm, Conference Room

 

Living with Serious Illness  –  Kathy Lind, facilitator

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. 

2nd Thursdays, 7pm, Library

 

 

Parenting Kids with Challenges
Andrea Prestwich, facilitator

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.

2nd Sundays, 2:30-4pm, Library

 

 

Jobseekers Buddy Group

Teresa Howe, Tom Neel, Ed Yee, facilitators
 
The jobseeker buddy group is a small support group for people looking for new or better jobs.  We provide encouragement, feedback, ideas, resume suggestions, job leads, unemployment assistance, advice and networking opportuniites to each other.

Mondays, 9:30-11am, Library

 

 

Meditation
James Hencke, facilitator
 
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!

Mondays, 8-9 p.m., Library

 

Mindful Yoga
Jessica Hicks
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.

1st Saturdays.,  1-2:30pm, Parish Hall

 

Fiber Arts Fellowship –Eva Patalas, facilitator

Enjoy the fun and fellowship of crafting with a genial group on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. If you knit, crochet, quilt, bead or dabble in other low-miss crafts, please come join us. Projects could include creating items 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. 

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 8pm, Classroom #4

 

 

Science and Spirituality – Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor, facilitators

An interchurch group engaged in exchanging thoughts on ideas in science and their influence on our spiritual lives.  The topic changes monthly.

3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm, Conference Room

 

 

First Church Book Group – Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart, facilitators

 

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