This week at First Church – November 23 – 29



Prequel to Major Music – Dec. 2
    Holiday Fair – Dec. 6

  Lunch and Program
  Wednesday, Dec. 16, 12noon, Upper Hall




 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!


Ian Garvie
Wed., Dec. 2, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

Join First Church Music Director, Ian Garvie as he helps us understand and appreciate the complexity of our Christmastime Major Music Service -The Magnificat by C. P. E. Bach.

Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30pm, 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.

Eva Patalas
Thursday, Dec. 3, 8pm, Classroom #4
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. Contact Eva with any questions.

Social Action Committee
Sunday, Dec. 6, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Parish Hall

Does your Holiday shopping need a shot in the arm? Looking for a unique gift that will indisputably receive ooohs and ahhhs? Trying desperately to spend your hard earned money on gifts that benefit something other than large corporations? Come to the Holiday Gift Fair and buy gifts that give twice. Experience the pleasure of
knowing your purchasing power is really working to help people in so many ways. Discover unique gifts that support fragile situations and worthy causes. There are
wonderful gifts for everyone on your list, so please join us at this festive occasion

Kathy Lind
Thursday, Dec. 10, 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.


Lunch and Program
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 12noon, Upper Hall

Join us starting in the upper gathering space for lunch. Please bring your own sandwich. We will provide soup, fruit, dessert and beverages. The suggested lunch donation is $1.00 per person.

The program will be at 12:45 pm in the church library. We will be viewing the movie, “Lena: My 100 Children,” staring Linda Lavin. This tells the true story of Lena Kuchler who at the end of World War II took on the care of 100 Jewish refugee children in Poland. This group was subject to continued persecution and deprivation.

There is a First Church connection to this story as one of these children was ultimately adopted by Miriam Baker’s parents.

Due to the length of this movie, we will be starting the program at 12:45 and ending at roughly 2:20. We will take a short intermission at 2 pm should anyone have to leave at our normal ending time.

R.S.V.P. to Janice in the church office 617-484-1054,

Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor
Thursday, Dec. 17, 7:30pm, conference room

Edwin Taylor will lead a discussion on A Beautiful Question by Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize winner, MIT professor, and popular science writer. Three chapters, The Question, A Beautiful Answer?, and Emma Noether – Time, Energy, and Sanity, may be downloaded from



Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

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