Folk Music in the Digital Age with Jim Wooster and Scott Alarik – October 12, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
Spiritual Pilgrimages with Rev. Jim Sherblom – October 16, 12:30pm, Library
Potluck and Program with Simon Andrews – October 21, 7:30pm, Upper Hall
Approaching the Election with Mike Widmer – October 25, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
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
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 email@example.com. to be sure they are meeting. For a list of needed jobs go to
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call at 617-484-1054
FACING ILLNESS TOGETHER
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.
FIBER ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Thursday, Oct. 20, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and for location.
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 (email@example.com ) 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
PUTTING OUR DOLLARS WHERE OUR VALUES ARE: CONVERSATION ON FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT
Sunday, Oct. 23, 12:30 pm, Library
Panelists will discuss the decision processes and financial experiences of other divested UU congregations, as well as UU values in relation to divesting. The attendees will be able to ask questions. Refreshments
APPROACHING THE ELECTION
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
As we approach the denouement of these past crazy months of election campaigning, Mike Widmer, who has had a long career in politics and government, will reflect on what he sees and how he interprets the current political landscape.
What might the election results be and what can we anticipate in a new presidency? Following his remarks, there will be time for discussion
FIRST CHURCH BOOK GROUP
Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30pm, Library
Our October selection, Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes, was designated by the New York Times as a Best Book of the Year.
If the fear of death is “the most rational thing in the world,” how does one contend with it? An atheist at twenty, an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for and against and with God, and at the bloodline whose archivist, following his parents’ death, he has become-another realm of mystery, wherein a drawer of mementos and his own memories (not to mention those of his philosopher brother) often fail to connect.
Deadly serious, masterfully playful, and surprisingly hilarious, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a riveting display of how this supremely gifted writer goes about his business and a highly personal tour of the human condition and what might follow the final diagnosis.
The Book Group is always open to new members and does not require a continuing commitment. Please contact Anne Stuart at email@example.com with questions and to confirm attendance.
Jon Svetkey and friends
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
Bring your instruments, your voice and your enthusiasm and be prepared to have some fun.
We have “Rise Up Singing” books but iPads, iPhones etc. help us find lyrics to songs. Refreshments.
All levels welcomed!
EXPERIENCING THE PYRAMIDS
Sunday, Oct. 30, 12:30pm, Library
Strictly speaking, the Pyramids is not a religious subject, but the journey is full of implications, both personal and cultural. The pamphlet “Experiencing the Pyramids” describes Edwin Taylor’s 1978 two-day visit to the Pyramids of Giza. On the first day a guide taught Edwin the system of baksheesh (bribes) used to enter passageways usually forbidden to the public. Refreshments
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Adult Programs Coordinator
617-484-1054 Ext. 207
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