This week at First Church, December 4 – 10

UU Alliance – December 20
Science and Spirituality – December 21

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, 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


Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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.


Eva Patalas
Thursday, Dec. 7, 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.



Doris Hunter: “UU’s and Interfaith Initiatives”.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 12:00pm, Lunch; 1pm Program, Upper Hall


All men and women are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 20 at noon for the Alliance lunch and program.
Please bring your own sandwich. We will provide soup, fruit, dessert and beverages. The suggested lunch donation is $2.00 per person.
Lunch will be in the Upper Gathering Space.

At 1:00 pm, The Rev. Doris Hunter will discuss the International Association for Religious Freedom which began as the first interfaith organization over one hundred years ago. It has developed into a dedicated interfaith outreach with chapters in the US, Europe, Asia, and including our own US chapter. She will discuss the history of IARF and some of its unique chapters in Asia.

R.S.V.P. to Janice Zazinski at, or call
617-484-1054 (ext. 201).

Please email or call Alice Trexler, Alliance Program, with any questions:; 781-643-8032



Ken and Nicole Bernstein
Thursday, Dec. 21, 7:30pm, Library
Bill Zinn will be the presenter

Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended the understanding of human decision making by demonstrating the systematic errors and biases of human intuition. Their work created the field of behavioral economics.

Michael Lewis, the best selling author of Money Ball and the Big Short, explores the collaboration of these two intellectual giants in The Undoing Project. For the December discussion group we will read Chapter 6: The Mind’s Rules, which investigates some of the pitfalls of human decision making.