This week at First Church – October 3 – 9

 

   Folk Music in the Digital Age – October 12 with Jim Wooster and Scott Alarik  7:30pm  Parish Hall
   Spiritual Pilgrimages – October 16 with the Rev. Jim Sherblom  12:30pm  Library
   Potluck and Program – October 21 with Simon Andrews  7pm Upper Hall

  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!

TUESDAY
JOBSEEKER BUDDY GROUP
Martin Plass
Tuesdays as needed, 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 mplass@uubelmont.org. to be sure they are meeting. For a list of needed jobs go to
http://uubelmont.org/jobseekers-buddy-group/.

THURSDAY
CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS
Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Thursday, Oct. 6., 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.

FIBER ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Eva Patalas
Thursday, Oct. 6, 8:00pm, 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
epatalas@uubelmont.org with any questions and for location.

FRIDAY
MEN’S FALL POTLUCK SUPPER
Jim Staton
Friday, Oct. 7, 7pm, Upper Hall

All men are welcome to join their friends for food, fun and discussion. Bring an appetizer, main dish, salad or dessert AND a beverage to share. No RSVP necessary but contact Jim Staton (jstaton@uubelmont.org) with any questions.

COMING UP:

FOLK MUSIC IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Jim Wooster and Scott Alarik
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

Jim Wooster, Executive Director of Passim in Harvard Square will be joined by veteran folk music reporter, Scott Alarik for a discussion on how folk music has changed over the past sixty years, from the folk revival of the nineteen sixties to the modern, digital music industry.

Scott covered the folk beat for the Boston Globe for many years and has also been a contributor on the public radio show “Here and Now.” He will have copies available of his most recent book, “Revival: A Folk Music Novel.”

SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGES
Reverend Dr. Jim Sherblom
Sunday, Oct. 16, 12:30pm, Library

Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom is an author, mystic, investor, entrepreneur, and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. While on sabbatical he engaged in spiritual pilgrimages with Sufis in Turkey and Taoists in China.
He has tales to tell from those travels.

 

MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP
Will Cordis and Joe Weiss
Sunday, Oct. 16, 4:00pm, Parlor

This diverse men’s group welcomes both new and recent members as well as those who wanted to, but never joined, such a group. We share personal and professional concerns, aspirations, and experiences along with some community service activities. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays from 4-5:30pm. Contact jweiss@uubelmont.org for more information or to participate.

BELMONT UU ALLIANCE LUNCH AND TOUR
TUFTS ART GALLERY
Nicole Bernstein and Alice Trexler
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12:00pm, Upper Hall

All Women and Men Welcome!
Bring a sandwich and contribution of one dollar to the remainder of the meal.

After lunch we’ll carpool to the nearby Tufts Art Gallery to view “Mortal Things: Portraits Look Back and Forth “, an exhibition about the changing role of artists and subjects and portraiture as a means for examining individual, social, and institutional identities.

Please contact jzazinski@uubelmont.org or call at 617-484-1054

FACING ILLNESS TOGETHER
Kathy Lind
Thursday, Oct. 20, 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.

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
Ken and Nicole Bernstein
Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30pm, Conference Room

We will meet to discuss Eugen Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery”. This book, written by a westerner in Japan studying archery under a master, explores achieving an experiential understanding of Zen, with themes of discipline, focused practice, the student/master relationship, and the “thoughtless” control of one’s body via the breath.

Excerpts will be sent out in the weeks ahead of the class and will be posted on the Science & Spirituality drop site. Please contact Ken (klbernstein1@verizon.net ) if you wish to be placed on our list.

POTLUCK AND PROGRAM
Adult Programs Committee
Program – Simon Andrews
Friday, Oct. 21, 7:00pm, Upper Hall

Join the Adult Programs Committee for an all-church potluck supper. RSVP with what you’ll bring to landerson@uubelmont.org.

Our program speaker is our new organist, Simon Andrews. He’ll share with us a little of what inspires him, musically and professionally.

 

PARENTING KIDS WITH CHALLENGES
Melissa Irion
Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 – 9pm, 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.

Fall brochure is here!

Lillian Anderson
Adult Programs Coordinator

617-484-1054 Ext. 207

landerson@uubelmont.org

FCB Website: uubelmont.org

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