The First Parish Book Club 2018 - 2019

Are you a reader? Want to borrow a FPNUU book group selection?

This year, RE has purchased one copy of each book for anyone to borrow, read, and return. The book copies and printed schedules are available to anyone on the top shelf of the bookshelf near the piano in our Parish Hall. We meet in the Fogg Parlor on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Join us for any book discussion throughout the year.

September 5, 2018Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

October 3, 2018Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick and/or The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

November 7, 2018A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

December 5, 2018Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn

January 2, 2019 - Blind Date with a Book
A post-Christmas gift grab with a twist! Wrap up a book, and attach a label with a few clues, but not the actual title or author. For example, "Little Women" might say 'historical novel – four sisters – local author.' (Don't feel you need to buy the book – you can pass along a book from your own collection you've already read and enjoyed.) We'll each pick one, open them together, and talk about our favorite books of the year.

February 6, 2019 - Bring 10 copies of your favorite poem to share and discuss.

March 6, 2019 - Great Small Things by Jodi Picolt

April 3, 2019 - Brave Companions by David McCullough

May 1, 2019 - The Music Shop (The audiobook version is highly recommended.)by Rachel Joyce

June 5, 2019 - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Adult Religious Education

This year our Sunday Religious Education classes and themes for worship will be focusing on our Christian and Judeo roots. This will also influence our adult religious education classes. Currently under consideration is a survey of Rev. John Buehren's book, Understanding the Bible: an introduction for skeptics, seekers and religious liberals. We'll also read the UUA Common Read, Justice on Earth, edited by Manish Mishra-Manzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom as well as have some books to read and discuss on white privilege and race issues. Please don't hesitate to give Rev. Lise any feedback regarding these choices, or let her know if there's something you'd like to lead! Look for the dates and times for these topics in the September Spire and iSpis.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

As part of adult programming to the congregation and greater community, First Parish of Norwell continues its popular Tai Chi/Qigong class.

Our popular Tai Chi and Qigong classes will begin a new 8 week session on Tuesday, September 18 and continue each Tuesday through November 6. We gather at 9:15 am at the church Parish Hall for a group lesson with instructor Mike Showstack. $50 is payable at the first class. No special equipment, clothing, or shoes are needed. New students are welcome at any time – try it once as a "drop-in" for $5. Prior registration is not necessary. Begin the new church year with a great way to relax, heal and improve balance. Invite friends and neighbors. Contact Sue Robinson for additional information at 781-294-8840 or New students are always welcome.