Updates for Friday, January 20, 2012

Bible study is reading through the book of Luke and meets each Sunday morning from 8:00to9:00 a.m.in Stacy’s study.

The Youth Group Bake Sale takes place Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.outside Starbucks. Stop by for a goodie. The Youth will use the money raised to buy school supplies for next month’s mission trip to Nicaragua.

Ice Cream Party This year our Noah’s Ark and Faithful Friends classes have been working on skills that build community. To celebrate having filled their marble jars
of good behavior, they will have an ice cream party at the end of class on Sunday.

Living Waters Prayer Group will meet on Monday, January 23 at 7:30 a.m.

The NICA Committee will meet Sunday after worship.

Youth Group Ski Trip January 27-29. Ski at Stratton Mountain. Stay at Buz and Karen’s condo in Bondville, VT. RSVP to Kathy.

Book Group The next meeting is Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reception Room. We are reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

Guest Speaker on Nicaragua

Please join the Nicaraguan travelers on the stage on Sunday, January 29 at 11:30 as we hear from Xenia Barahona from the Center for Global Education. Xenia will speak to us about the history of Nicaragua and the current social, political and economic landscape of the country. Xenia was born and raised in Nicaragua, where her family lives, and came to Boston six years ago where she now resides with her husband. Throughout her life she has worked in cross-cultural education, bringing awareness around issues of social justice. She is passionate about experiential education as a tool for personal and societal transformation. Xenia has worked organizing and leading short-term travel seminars to Central America with organizations such as The Council of Protestants Churches in Nicaragua (CEPAD), the Center for Global Education/Augsburg College, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Currently she works as a medical interpreter at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. She has a B.A. in Translation from the Central American University in Managua and a M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.

Bring your curiosity and questions! This will be an interesting and informative discussion.