This week at First Church – December 7 – 13



Belmont UU Alliance Lunch and Program

   Wednesday, Dec. 16, 12noon, Upper Hall
   “Lena’s 100 Children” 

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





   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!

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.


Andrea Prestwich
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2:30pm, Library

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.


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

Eva Patalas
Thursday, Dec. 17, 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.

Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

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Adult Programs Brochure:Fall brochure is here

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