This Week at First Church – December 14 – 20

Belmont Unitarian Universalist Alliance

Wednesday, December 16, Upper Hall, 12 noon
Lunch & Program “Lena: My 100 Children”

Please join us on Wednesday, December 16 from 12 noon – 2:20 p.m., 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 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. There is a First Church connection to this story as one of these children was ultimately adopted by Miriam Baker’s parents.

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

Science and Spirituality — Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor

Thursday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., 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

Fiber Arts Fellowship — Eva Patalas

Thursday, Dec. 17, 8:00 p.m., Classroom 4

Enjoy the fun and fellowship of crafting with a genial group. If you knit, crochet, quilt, bead or dabble in other crafts, please come join us. Everyone is welcome and no commitment is necessary.

Beyond Ferguson: Bridging Class, Cultural, and Racial Separations

Sunday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Library

Please join members of the Social Action Committee, the Belmont Religious Council, Belmont Against Racism, the Belmont police department and graduates of YouthBuild as we continue our discussion about how to end racism in Belmont and in the wider world.

Save the Dates: Spiritual Renewal through Poetry with Peter Guthrie

Sundays at 3 p.m. — January 10, 24, 31 and February 7, 2016

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