What’s almost as good as reading a book? Talking about books! All FPN members and friends are invited to our discussions. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm- in the air-conditioned Church Office in July and August, and in the Fogg Parlor for the rest of the year. Our discussions are unpretentious, we sometimes go off on tangents, and someone usually brings snacks.
September 6, 2017 – Beartown by Fredrik Backman
October 4, 2017 – The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
November 1, 2017 – A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
December 6, 2017 – Goodnight, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan
January 3, 2018 - 1984 by George Orwell
February 7, 2018 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
March 7, 2018 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
April 4, 2018 - We are inviting Rev. Lise or our future DRE to lead the discussion. Title TBA.
May 2, 2018 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
June 8, 2018 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
SPIRIT IN PRACTICE SERIES SCHEDULE with Rev. Lise Adams Sherry in the Fogg Parlor at 12 pm. Folks are welcome to attend one session or all. The classes are based on a model developed by the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, NY. It focuses on eight spheres of holistic and wholehearted spiritual practices. The remaining spheres are:
As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell continues its popular Tai Chi/Qigong class.
Tai Chi/Qigong is an ancient Taoist system of exercise to preserve health, mind and body and to cultivate physical and spiritual harmony within oneself. It is a meditation in motion, balance and harmony. Practiced daily, it is an excellent stress management technique. Mike Showstack, instructor, has over 25 years experience in Shaolin Hung Gar Tiger Crane Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi Chuan. He teaches extensively throughout the South Shore area. (www.wuliacademy.com, 508-254-2587)
Classes are held on Tuesday mornings, 9:15 to 10:15 am in the Parish Hall. If you would like to attend, please contact Sue Robinson at 781-294-8840 or email@example.com. New students are always welcome.
You're invited to explore your questions about First Nations in our area and attend a screening of "We Still Live Here" on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 pm in the Skylight Room. Created by Anne Makepeace, the film tells the story of the Wampanoag people's struggle to keep their identity alive, preserve their language and to stay on their ancestral lands. Following the film, there will be an opportunity for discussion.
At this gathering we will also have information about the Study and Discussion Guide created for, “Hidden Genocide, Hidden People,” by Dennis Cerrotti. The First Nations Working group of UU Mass Action has developed this resource and is inviting congregations to participate in a four week study and discussion group. The study and discussion group is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of Unitarian Universalism and First Nations history and will run weekly for four weeks beginning Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm in the Skylight Room.
We are placing a group order for books from Amazon, so if you are interested in having one ordered for you, please contact Elizabeth Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 9.