The first meeting of the Tonian Circle, our church's women's group, will be on the second Wed. of the month, Jan. 11th, at church at noon. We look forward to welcoming our friend and neighbor, Shlomit Auciello, who is about to complete her degree in Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic, and who has agreed to discuss the vexed problem of finding a way to move forward in this intensely fractured and fractious world we live in. Shlomit was a print journalist in Knox and Lincoln County for many years, and is a veteran of a number of hard-fought political campaigns. Everyone is welcome to attend this program; we gather at noon to visit and eat our bag lunches, do some club business and welcome our speaker. If you wish to attend the program only, we suggest coming around 12:45pm. Hot beverages will be available, and sometimes (often, actually) dessert. If you have questions, call Secretary Cathy Baker (596-6865, firstname.lastname@example.org) or President Susan St. John (594-9084, email@example.com).