This week at First Church – December 5 – 11


   UUAlliance – December 14  12 noon  Upper Hall  “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain for Artists and non-Artists”
  Science and Spirituality – December 15  7:30pm  Conference Room  Bill Zinn will lead the discussion on  

  “Why the World Exists?”

   Save the Date! – Women’s Retreat
   March 31 – April 2, 2017

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!


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 to be sure they are meeting. For a list of needed jobs go to

FCB Green Sub-committee
Sunday, Dec. 11, 12 – 1pm, Parish Hall

Switching to an EV can cut your household’s greenhouse gas emissions almost in half and save you money too! Please come to this short info session in the Parish hall after the Major Music Service to learn about the Belmont Drives Electric program, a new community run program that aims to switch people over to electric cars and help reduce our carbon footprint in Belmont.

The program will be hosted by FCB Green group members Phil Thayer, Martin Plass & John Koltermann and will provide valuable information about:
– The Belmont Drives Electric (BDE) program
– Environmental advantages of EV’s
– Economics of EVs (cheaper than almost any other gasoline car)
– Current State and Federal Incentives (up to $10,000) and Group Buying Discounts (up to $7000)
– Belmont Light incentives for EV-chargers and off-peak charging
– Experiences from EV owners (Fahrvergnuegen, practicality, range anxiety, maintenance, charging, winter driving, …)
– How to arrange for test drives right from your home
– Q&A session with EV owners

Please check out the BDE website for more information, to arrange a test drive or to get in touch with one of us: . You can also call an EV coach at 617-855-5405 with any questions or email us at:


Nicole Bernstein and Alice Trexler
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12:00pm, Lunch,
Upper Hall, 1pm Program
All Women and Men Welcome!

Please join us on Wednesday, December 14 for the Alliance lunch and program. Bring a sandwich and soup, fruit and dessert will be provided. The suggested donation for the meal is $1-2.

Nicole Bernstein will present “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain for Artists and Non-Artists”. The participants will be shown how to see differently when they draw pictures leading to results they might not have expected. Please bring a photo of a person whose image you would like to create.

Contact Janice Zazinski at, or call 617-484-1054 ( ext. 201) to let us know you are coming.

Kathy Lind
Thursday, Dec. 15, 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.

Ken and Nicole Bernstein
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:30pm, Conference Room

We will meet on Thursday, December 15 (NOTE that we will be back to our regular schedule, meeting on the 3rd Thursday) at 7:30 in the Conference Room.

Bill Zinn will lead the discussion based this on excerpts from
Why the World Exists? by Jim Holt.

The author interviewed scientists, philosophers, and theologians to answer the question posed by the title. We will focus on the views of one scholar who seeks to use his deep faith in the existence of God to explain the scientific evidence of the origins of the universe.

The excerpts can be downloaded from the Sci & Spi drop site accessed through:

Eva Patalas
Thursday, Dec. 15, 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 with any questions and for location.

Melissa Irion
Friday, Dec. 16, 9:15 – 10:45am, 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. Snacks provided.

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