This week at First Church – February 29 – March 6

  A  Real World Perspective on the Presidential Campaign – Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
   Parenting Discussions – Sunday, March 6, 10:15am, Library

   Understanding Hospice – March 8
   Prequel to Major Music – March 9

 

MONDAY
  MEDITATION
  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!

FILM AND DISCUSSION
“LENA – MY 100 CHILDREN”
Miriam Baker
Monday, Feb. 29, 7:00pm, Parish Hall

This film, which stars Linda Lavin, 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 subjected to continued persecution and deprivation. There is a First Church connection to this story as one of the children was adopted by Miriam Baker’s parents.

THURSDAY

A REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
Mike Widmer
Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

Mike Widmer, who has a long career in politics and government, will speak briefly about what he sees and how he interprets the current political landscape. How did we get here and what is the current status of the Republican and Democratic parties, and where is our nation headed? Following his remarks, there will be time for open discussion.

FIBER ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Eva Patalas
Thursday, Feb. 18, 8pm, Location TBD
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-mess 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 for location epatalas@uubelmont.org.

SUNDAY

PARENTING DISCUSSION
Adult Programs Committee/CRE
Sunday, March 6, 10:15 am, Library

Join other interested parents and members of the congregation in a facilitated discussion, deepening our discussion around the topics generated during our first “Children and Technology” meeting. Everyone welcome. Please contact us if you wish childcare.

“A BRUSH WITH THE PAST: PAINTING IN THE BOSTON SCHOOL TRADITION”
Jean Lightman/Laurie Noble
Sunday, March 6, 12:30pm, Library

The Boston School of Painting combines the drawing and design of the 19th Century European academies with the vibrant color and light of the French Impressionists. Jean Lightman will talk briefly about the founders: Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Joseph DeCamp, and William Paxton; and the European masters who inspired them: Vermeer, Velasquez and Chardin; and their painting descendants from the early 20th Century until the present time. She will discuss her painting process that incorporates the principles of the Boston School tradition and show one of her own paintings photographed from blank canvas to finished painting. Refreshments.

THEATRE DISCUSSION SERIES:
THE CONVERT
Downing Cless and
Jane Minasian
Sunday, March 6, 4:00pm, Parlor

Join us for a lively discussion of this important play now performing at the Central Square Theatre through February 28. We’ll see or read the play independently and get together to discuss it. Use the promotional code DOWNING when you order tickets to receive a 25% discount.

The Convert tells a powerful tale set in Southern Africa in 1895 during the height of colonization and missionary action. A young Shona girl escapes an arranged marriage by converting to Christianity, becoming a servant and student to an African evangelical. As anti-European sentiments spread throughout the native population, she is forced to choose between her family’s traditions and new newfound faith. Look at www.centralsquaretheater.org for a fuller description of the play and some background information.

COMING UP:

UNDERSTANDING HOSPICE
Adult Programs Committee
Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 pm, Parish Hall

In this 2 part series we will provide useful information to anyone who might need hospice services for themselves or their loved ones in the future.

Our first program dealt with what is hospice, who gets into it, who pays for hospice care and other basic questions. Part II will focus on the role of the hospice volunteer, hear from several volunteers, and allow time for us to share our own experiences with hospice care.

 

BREAST CANCER WELLNESS JOURNEY
Melanie Deveikas
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 23, April 6, 7:30 pm, Parlor

An educational series focusing on life and wellness during and after breast cancer treatment. Each week there will be an education topic for discussion as well as an opportunity for sharing your breast cancer journey and related concerns through and beyond treatment. For more information or to sign up please contact Melanie at mdeveikas@uubelmont.org.

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PREQUEL TO MAJOR MUSIC
Ian Garvie
Wednesday, March 9, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

Join our First Church Music Director, Ian Garvie, who will help us to understand the complexities of the music chosen for our Major Music Sunday on
March 20th.

CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, March 10, 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.

Winter Brochure is here

Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

landerson@uubelmont.org

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