This Week’s Program & Committee News

From The Unitarian – October 20, 2015

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Group Monthly Team Note

This month’s focus is on two items in the “Our Work” section of the website:

One article is about water for a Mumbai slum. This project of the Pukar Urban Youth Research Collective is funded with the Service Committee’s first Innovation Human Rights Fellowship grant. Then, scroll down further to view the amazing ten minute video created for UUSC’s 75th anniversary. This overview of efforts over time and geography is a powerful reminder of the good our denomination’s service organization can accomplish.

~ Alice Trexler for the UUSC Group of FCB

Circle Dinners Start November 7th

Will you be a host or a guest at one of this year’s Circle dinners?

Circle Dinners are informal dinners held in various church members’ homes. Often dinner is a potluck affair coordinated by the host. Please sign up at coffee hour to attend or host a dinner. You can enjoy an evening out while building more connections to your church community. Circle Dinners are sponsored by the Fellowship Committee. If you have questions, contact Nancy Greiner at or at 857-222-1170.

Caring Connection

The Caring Connection provides support to members of our community who need short-term help. Please let us know if you or someone you know would benefit from our support. Contact Laurie Graham at or Janice at the Church, 617-484-1054, ext. 201.

Did You Forget? It’s Not Too Late … Yet … !!!

You meant to, right? But you kept forgetting. Well, the good news is that we are still selling Coffeehouse Season Tickets at every Sunday Coffee Hour. We will continue until the end of October or mid-November, after which you can still help us by mail or in person to reach (or surpass!) our goal, get great music for two at bargain prices, and support ten important and grateful beneficiaries!

        As of October 14, we had sold 30, behind our numbers at this time last year but only two short of half way and steadily inching forward! Our goal to sell 64 (beating last year’s record by two tickets as we finish this 30th anniversary year) means we need to sell 34 more tickets. Get your ticket as soon as you can and be a part of this big final push — YOU’LL FEEL SO GOOD YOU DID IT! Together, we can make it the best season ever!

        Bring your checkbook (or cash) to the Coffee Hour or send your check for $99 made out to First Church in Belmont, memo line marked Coffeehouse, to 404 Concord Ave., P.O. Box 113, Belmont, MA 02478 or drop by the Office and purchase a ticket from Janice. It’ll make her day!

        Click here for a newly updated schedule, see for more information.

Sunday Flowers

The flowers on the Chancel each Sunday are donated by parishioners. There are only a few “slots” left for this church year … sign up by e-mailing

Lay Pastoral Care Team

The Lay Pastoral Care Team works with and supports the senior minister in reaching out to members and friends of The First Church who are adjusting to change, loss, illness or death. We share in moments of celebration and happiness. We reach out to those who are unable to get out and who would like a visit. Please contact us through the Web site or the church office if we might be of help or comfort.

Grow Clinic!

About 10% of Grow Clinic children are homeless and live in shelters. Remember to pick up a Grow Clinic shopping list next time you’re at church or bring a Special Request. Many thanks!

        There are collection baskets in the Lower Hall and the vestibule outside the Sanctuary. September and October is “Protein Power:”

  • peanut butter
  • canned tuna or chicken
  • canned stews
  • infant strained chicken/beef/turkey

Food: One of the Most Important Medicines

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