January 31, 2016

book-cover it happened on the way to war9:30 a.m. — Social Justice Book Circle: It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace – by Rye Barcott, led by Patricia Ice

We will discuss issues and insights gained from reading this moving memoir juxtaposing Barcott’s co-founding and leadership of Carolina for Kibera with his service in the Marine Corps in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa.

10:30 a.m. — Coffee Fellowship

11:00 a.m. – Service: The Devil’s Handmaidens: The Scientific Study of Religion, led by Tom Kersen and Jim Becker

The major tasks of sociology are to understand and document the interaction between the group and individuals and the dynamics of group life . A foundational belief of sociology regarding human nature is that we, as biological organisms, “become human only in groups.” Furthermore, we argue that humans use symbols and act to problem solve but that all social phenomena are interrelated. We will explore these ideas and more!

11:00 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children (ages 3-6): This Sunday the Chalice Children will explore ideas about growth, change, and moving to a new church home.
  • U.U. Kids (ages 7-12): UU Identity – The UU Kids are exploring the people, ideas, and events that have shaped Unitarian Universalism.
  • YUUth (ages 13-17): Merchants of Doubt – The YUUth will watch and discuss the documentary Merchants of Doubt examining pundits-for-hire who pass themselves off as scientific authorities on topics such as toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change.

Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch

Join us at a local restaurant for food and fellowship!