Winter 2016 brochure


Spiritual Renewal Through Poetry
Peter Guthrie
Sundays,  January 10, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 3pm, Parlor
Robert Frost once defined a poem as a “momentary stay against confusion.” Good poems can help us see ourselves and our lives more clearly, trigger moments of epiphany, and cut through the confusion of life to what truly matters.  We will read and discuss poems that deal with spiritual issues in the broadest sense of the term.

The Conversation Project – Part 2
Rick Hawkins
Sunday, Jan. 24, 12:30pm, Library
This 2-part workshop began with identifying the concerns and values that will guide decision making and practice in how to begin The Conversation with a loved one.  In part two, participants will share the experience of starting The Conversation and consider the next steps they need to take to insure that their wishes will be respected.  For more information visit the website: theconversationproject.org.

Hootenanny/Jam Session
Jon Svetkey
Last Wednesdays of the month.- January 27, February 24, March 30, 7:30pm, Library
Are you a closet guitar hero with no band? A great shower singer? Have you ever wanted to just sit around the porch with a bunch of friends singing and strumming songs that you (mostly!) know? Then we’ve got just the thing for you: a good old fashioned hootenanny! Bring along your portable acoustic instrument (i.e., guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, shaker, suitcase, jaw harp, spoons…), your voice and — most of all — your enthusiasm. Bring your iPhone or iPad so we can get the words to the songs.  All levels encouraged! Moonshine not provided.

24 Farnsworth (UUA headquarters) Tour and lunch.
Sunday, April 3, 12:30pm (lunch) Tour is at 2pm, Library. 
“When the Unitarian Universalist Association moved away from its historic headquarters on Beacon Hill to a renovated office building in Boston’s Seaport District, one of its top priorities was to build the most environmentally friendly headquarters possible. In early December, the UUA’s new headquarters at 24 Farnsworth Street was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, the highest of four levels awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).” 24 Farnsworth (UUA headquarters) Tour and lunch. http://www.uuworld.org/articles/new-hq-green-building

We have a unique opportunity for a tour of the new building at 2pm, Sunday, October 4th. We will meet at 12:30pm, have a simple lunch and depart in arranged car pools for 24 Farnsworth St.

Registration is required and there will be a cost of $8 for lunch. For more information or to register contact Lillian Anderson at landerson@uubelmont.org.


Prequel to Major Music
Ian Garvie
Wednesday, March 9, 7:30pm, Parish Hall