New Programs at First Church – Fall 2016

As we return from our summer vacations we will celebrate the fall with some exciting adult program opportunities. The fall brochure will be available next week but here are a few of the new offerings to entice you as we begin the church year. 

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”
Adult Programs, SAC, UUSC
This PBS production by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley who saved hundreds of people fleeing the Nazi occupation. The 90- minute movie will be followed by discussion.  Refreshments served.

Friday, Sept. 23, 7:00pm, Parish Hall

UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY REFLECTIONS  Alice Trexler, Lillian Anderson, Andrea Spencer-Linzie, Downing Cless
Each year in June, UU congregations send members and delegates to participate in General Assembly. It is a way to share information and make collective decisions that affect all of us. Our impressions will give you an idea of the current issues within the denomination.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 10:15am, Parlor

Theatre Discussion Series  Jane Minasian, Downing Cless, Debbie Dobbins
NO EXIT is Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 play rooted in his emerging philosophic principles of existentialism.  In this 45-minute play, three damned souls are locked inside a very plain room in Hell. They had expected physical torture, but instead they discover that “Hell is other people” as Sartre bluntly puts it.  We will read aloud and then discuss this famous modern drama.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 3pm, Library

Spiritual Pilgrimages
Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom
Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom is an author, mystic, investor, entrepreneur, and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.  While on sabbatical he engaged in spiritual pilgrimages with Sufis in Turkey and Taoists in China.  He has tales to tell from those travels.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 12:30pm, Library

Folk Music in the Digital Age
Jim Wooster and Scott Alarik
Jim Wooster, Executive Director of Passim in Harvard Square will be joined by veteran folk music reporter Scott Alarik for a discussion on how folk music has changed over the past sixty years, from the folk revival of the nineteen sixties to the modern, digital music industry.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

Approaching the Election with Mike Widmer
As we approach the denouement of these past crazy months of election campaigning, Mike Widmer, who has had a long career in politics and government, will reflect on what he sees and how he interprets the current political landscape.  What might the election results be and what can we anticipate in a new presidency?  Following his remarks, there will be time for discussion.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30pm
7:30pm, parish hall

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