May 25 First Church Book Group “Life After Life”
May 25 Hootenanny/Jam Session with Jon Svetkey
James Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Classroom #5
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!
JOBSEEKER BUDDY GROUP
Every Tuesday, 10-11:30am, Library
The jobseeker buddy group is a small support group for people looking for new or better jobs. We provide encouragement, feedback, ideas, resume suggestions, job leads, unemployment assistance, advice and networking opportuniites to each other.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UU ALLIANCE POTLUCK LUNCHEON AND DISCUSSION
All men and women welcome!
Wednesday, May 18, 12:00pm, Upper Hall
Wednesday, May 18, the Alliance lunch will be potluck here at the First Church in Belmont. This will be our final Alliance lunch and get-together until September, 2016. We will welcome suggestions for our 2016-16 Alliance programs, and we will share summer reading ideas. To help us set up for the number of attendees, please call Janice Zazinski (tel: 617-484-1054, x. 201) and let her know that you will attend and also the number of guests you will bring.
FACING ILLNESS TOGETHER
Thursday, May 19, 7:00pm, Tinkham Room
We welcome you to join our ongoing group as we explore ways to live bravely while facing health challenges – either of our own, or of loved ones for whom we act as caregivers. Our group provides a safe place for us to talk about our concerns and our ideas for moving forward. We share strategies for setting goals and living positively with the medical issues in front of us. By nurturing our connections, we comfort and support each other. Through compassionate listening, we help one another understand his or her own challenges.
FIBER ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Thursday, May 19, 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 email@example.com.
SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
Ken Bernstein and Edwin Taylor
Thursday, May 19, 7:30pm, Conference Room
The final spring meeting of the Science and Spirituality Group will take place at 7:30PM on Thursday, May 19 in the UUBelmont Conference Room. Edwin Taylor will lead the group in a discussion of “The Tides of Mind” by David Gelernter. Your mind is not a machine and it is not computer. It is tidal. Memory is often disciplined and focused in the morning, wanders freely in the afternoon, and takes off on its own in the evening and as we sleep. Which tide accomplishes the most? Which tide creates the most?
Download the reading from: http://eftaylor.com/sands
Bridging Class, Cultural and Racial Separations
Social Action Committee
Sunday, May 22, 7:00pm, Parlor
Please join Belmont Against Racism, The First Church in Belmont Social Action Committee, the Belmont Religious Council, the Belmont police department and graduates of Youth Build as we continue our discussion about how to end racism in Belmont and in the wider world.
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wednesday, May 25, 7:30pm, Library
Our May book is the dazzling Life After Life by Kate Atkinson; a synopsis about the book from Goodreads.com is posted below.
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual.
For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways. Clearly history (and Kate Atkinson) have plans for her: In Ursula rests nothing less than the fate of civilization.
Wildly inventive, darkly comic, startlingly poignant – this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best, playing with time and history, telling a story that is breathtaking for both its audacity and its endless satisfactions.
Wednesday, May 25, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
Are you a closet guitar hero with no band?
A great shower singer?
Then we’ve got just the thing for you:a good old fashioned Bring along your portable acoustic instrument (i.e., guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, shaker, suitcase, jaw harp, spoons…), your voice or just yourself and — most of all — bring your enthusiasm. And your iPads, iPhones etc. so we can access words to the songs. We’ll have copies of “Rise Up Singing”.
All levels encouraged!
Save the date – June 21st meeting. Please note that this is a departure from our traditional meeting date.
Spring brochure is here!
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617-484-1054 Ext. 207
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