The group strives to promote deeper knowledge and understanding of current issues in the Middle East, especially where our government or the United Nations plays a role. This is done by offering educational opportunities such as films, book discussions, and lectures. Much of the programming concerns the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict. For more information e-mail MEEG [at] firstparishcambridge [dot] org
The group provides love, friendship, and support for a very tiny Unitarian congregation, Bordos, far up on the western slope of the Carpathian Alps in Transylvania. This is the Hungarian-speaking area of Romania, at the far eastern spread of the Reformation where our Unitarian heritage began over 440 years ago and continues in unbroken line to this day. The Bordos church itself is just now celebrating its 100th anniversary, having been sanctified on September 18, 1910, and the congregation eagerly awaits our contact. For further information, e-mail PartnerChurch [at] firstparishcambridge [dot] org
The Jewish Culture Group welcomes all who are interested in exploring Jewish culture as a part of their UU identities. The group will provide a chance for discussion around topics related to Jewish culture, as well as sharing of favorite songs, stories, readings, and recipes. For those of us who grew up Jewish, this group will serve as a chance to celebrate our cultural roots in the context of our current religious community. For more information, e-mail JewishCulture [at] firstparishcambridge [dot] org
The Women’s Book Group is open to all female members and friends of First Parish. We usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from September to June. We choose the books we read democratically at the first meeting of the year. For more information e-mail WomensBookGroup [at] firstparishcambridge [dot] org
A warm gathering of women who enjoy the process of writing in their notebook together, in a safe, confidential environment, with no negative criticism allowed. Women writing together seeks to foster women's personal expression through writing together in a safe, supportive environment. No previous writing experience is required; the group is confidential, and no critical feedback is allowed. The experienced leader suggests optional prompts to spark our writing, and after the writing time is over, people have the option of read their writing out loud. All women are welcome, any time, to join us in the delight of discovering our voices. See First Parish weekly announcements for meeting dates.
Questions? Contact womenwriting [at] firstparishcambridge [dot] org