This week at First Church – May 30 – June 5, 2016


June 9 – Young Adult Programming Discussion  7:30pm  Conference Room
  June 22 – Hootenanny
  June 22 – Book Group Potluck Supper


   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!

We will be meeting throughout the summer!

Martin Plass
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 For a list of needed jobs go to

We will continue to meet during the summer.

Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, June 2, 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.


Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz preaching

Our Justice Sunday guest speaker is Rev. William Schulz. He was President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1985 to 1993 and Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from 1994 to 2006. On June 30th, he will retire and complete six years as President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.


Lillian Anderson
Thursday, June 9, 7:30pm, Conference Room

Anyone interested in creating future programming for young adults (18-35) should plan to attend and join in this discussion. If you are interested but are unable to attend the meeting contact Lillian at


Kathy Lind
Thursday, June 16, 7:00pm, Conference 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.

Jon Svetkey and friends
Wednesday, June 22, 7:30pm, Parlor

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 Hootenanny. 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!
We will be meeting during the summer months on the last Wednesday of the month July 27 and August 31


Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00pm, Upper Hall

The Book Group will be hosting its Fifth Annual Potluck Supper when we will enjoy summer salads and desserts, talk about books, swap books we’ve brought, and plan for the coming year.

Please feel free to come (and bring a friend)–even if you have not participated in the group during the past church year. All are welcome. Please bring a salad, cold entree, or dessert.
RSVP to or if you plan to attend.


Bridging Class, Cultural
and Racial Separations
Social Action Committee
Sunday, June 26, 7pm, Library

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.

Spring brochure is here!

Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

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