Caring for Older Adults

Miriam Baker and Deborah Blumberg, co-facilitators

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

1st Tuesdays, 7:30pm, Conference Room

Facing Illness Together

Kathy Lind, facilitator

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.

Please join us on a path of living positively and boldly.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

3rd Thursdays, 7:00pm, Tinkham Room

Parenting Kids with Challenges

Melissa Irion, facilitator

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.

1st Fridays, 7:30pm, Library

Jobseekers Buddy Group

Martin Plass

The Jobseekers 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 opportunities to each other.  Meets irregularly in the First Church Library.  Please contact Martin at mplass@uubelmont.org for assistance.

Meditation

James Hencke, facilitator

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!

Mondays, 8-9 p.m., Library

Fiber Arts Fellowship

Eva Patalas, facilitator

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 at epatulas@uubelmont.org for location.

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 8pm, Location TBD

Science and Spirituality

Ken and Nicole Bernstein , facilitators

An interchurch group engaged in exchanging thoughts on ideas in science and their influence on our spiritual lives.  The topic changes monthly.

3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm, Conference Room

First Church Book Group

Karl Klasson and Anne Stuart, facilitators

The Book Group is always open to all and does not require any commitment to attend future meetings.  Please contact Anne Stuart at astuart@uubelmont.org or Karl Klasson at kklasson@uubelmont.org if you are interested in participating.

4th Wednesdays at 7:30pm

UU Belmont Alliance – Program and Lunch

UU Alliance Wednesday Lunch & Program Monthly
12:00 noon – Lunch Social in the Upper Hall  1:00pm- Program in Church Library
Please contact jzazinski@uubelmont.org or call at 617-484-1054