Guest at Your Table
This activity takes place around the holiday season.
For more than 60 years, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has advanced human rights and social justice in the United States and internationally. As an independent, membership organization, the UUSC promotes human rights and social justice worldwide with the support of 25,000 members and supporters. In other words us, you and me. The UUSC is an associate member organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, but receives no general financial support from the UUA. More importantly, the UUSC does not receive and federal or state funding. We, the members and friends of the Hobart Church, contributed $1195 to Guest at Your Table last year.
In honor of our dear friend, Jim Gordon, the church holds a Chili Cookoff every year. Contestants cook up a batch of chili and visitors and members alike can vote for their favorite recipes.
Similar to the chili cookoff, the church also hosts an annual soup cookoff. The format is the same, with attendees voting on their favorite soup recipe.
The twenty-sixth monthly edition of Science Café will be held at the Church Friday evening January 27, 2012, beginning at 6:30, when we gather for refreshments. Join science enthusiasts for a program that honors the Humanist counsel in our UU Sources that commends to us "the results of science." The presentation begins at 7:00 PM and lasts 30 - 45 minutes, and it is followed by a brief time of Q&A. Our originally scheduled presenter, Dr. Diana Underwood-Gregg, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Purdue University Calumet, has an unavoidable conflict, so we will reschedule her for a later date. In the meantime we are looking for a suitable replacement, which we will announce through the weekly “Upcoming in the Church and the Community” emails, as well as through announcements inserted in the Order of Service. As always, childcare will be available, and there is no admission charge. The program is open to the public - bring a friend.
WHY A SCIENCE CAFE? From energy to the environment to evolution, scientific discovery and the social and technological changes that it brings are major impacts upon our lives. The scientific method of pursuing truth (evidence based, theory driven, experimentally tested, peer reviewed and constantly open to revision as the evidence changes) is one of the main ways in which UU’s come to understand our world; our UUA Principles statement commits us to the "free and responsible search for truth and meaning," and the UUA Sources statement reminds us that we draw from Humanist teachings, a duty to heed "the results of science."
WHY MONTHLY? Around the country, over 200 Science Cafés meet, usually monthly, in coffee shops, private homes, taverns and even churches, bringing together secular advocates of science education, and liberal religious folks who view their faith and the findings of scientific exploration to be compatible. Monthly gatherings on a consistent day (Science Cafe is always on a Friday - usually the third or fourth of the month) help build a constituency, and allow interested speakers to plan in advance.
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