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First Church in Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain, 02130

January 2017

Managing Mindfully

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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A ‘new story’ time management workshop at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain, Saturday January 28 from 10 am to 4 pm, pay-as-you-are-able/come-when-you-can. The workshop strengthens the new story of cooperation, connection, and plenty for all -- a shift from the old story of competition, separation, and scarcity. Rather than working faster, harder, and longer, we're called to choose mindfully and employ leverage in whatever we do. We’ll share hands-on techniques and do reflective exercises/small group work to give substance…

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June 2017

On your Own But Not Alone

June 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Older adulthood presents unique challenges. Nancy Goldner (Ph.D, LICSW) sh her clinical and personal experience identifying the resources and signature strengths that sustain physical and emotional wellbeing for those of us who live alone.

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November 2017

Todd Miller: “Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security”

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Join us to hear a bold and unified way, through the lens of climate change, to look at our immigration issues in America and internationally.Veteran Arizona border journalist Todd Miller has covered hot spots in the US and around the planet.  He has worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. His new book, Storming the Wall, investigates how the ecological crisis is creating millions climate…

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January 2018

Judith Schwartz: Solutions in Plain Sight ~ Climate & Beyond

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Judith D. Schwartz, author of Cows Save The Planet has published a new book called Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. Judith’s writing brings such insights to environmental challenges and climate change that challenge us to look at problems as solutions. Tony Eprille, a writer and photographer, uses Creative Seeing, to find environmental solutions that we might otherwise miss by assuming the future is craved in stone. Together they will share how to see the promise of…

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April 2018

The Invisible Threat: Gas Leak Impacts

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Join us to learn about the impacts of gas leaks on our public health and environment. Natural gas use has spiked in New England. It’s everywhere — in leaky old pipes under our streets, basements and kitchens. But can we trust those who tell us it’s a clean, harmless fuel? Not necessarily. Let’s learn why. Panelists will discuss the harmful impacts that gas has on the health of both citizens and the environment: • Dr. Nathan Phillips, Acting Director, BU’s…

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November 2018

Boston Day of Reparations to African People

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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$5

The Days of Reparations to African People is an annual, international speaking tour to raise white reparations to African (black) people and discuss how we as white people can be in genuine solidarity with African liberation. It is a campaign by the African Peoples Solidarity Committee and its mass organization, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, both founded and led by the African People’s Socialist Party. WHERE: First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain) WHEN: Thursday, November…

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Boston Sings Dylan! CD Release and Benefit Concert

November 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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The Social Justice Action Committee of First Church in Jamaica Plain (UU) and Lowbudget Records present "Boston Sings Dylan!", a benefit concert for the Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN). The show is the CD release concert for Dylanology, a compilation of 36 covers of Dylan's best work by over 20 Boston artists.Performing in the concert will be Bird Mancini (nominated as band of the year for the 2018 New England Music Awards), Hummingbird Syndicate, Doctor X, Glenn Williams, Janna Maria Fröhlich…

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January 2019

250th Anniversary of the First Church in Jamaica Plain

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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We are approaching the 250th anniversary of an act of the Massachusetts colonial legislature finalized on May 26, 1773.  The act defined the boundaries of a new standing order parish on the “pond plain in the Jamaica end” of the Town of Roxbury.  These standing order parishes were part of the organization of the colony, providing for the militia as well as taxation used for a meetinghouse and an educated teacher. It can be argued that the founding of the Third Parish of…

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February 2019

Community Forum on Carbon Fee and Rebate at First Church

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Massachusetts state Rep. Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, will present her proposed legislation for a Massachusetts carbon fee and rebate plan. Her bill proposes to charge Massachusetts fossil fuel importer companies a fee for every ton of carbon dioxide their fuel will create when burned. This will create a fund that will be rebated to households and businesses, and that will especially benefit low and moderate income households. Twenty percent of the funds will go to a Green Infrastructure Fund for investments…

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