why i do pro bono work • sunday 2 august 2015

11:00 am ~ Why I Do Pro Bono Work

aug_02After 600 hours, unpaid hours, David Ross, UTC Professor of Psychology, and two UTC graduate students went to Jefferson City, Missouri in a February blizzard to testify for Anthony Williams, who was incarcerated for life, when he was 14 years of age. After 20 years in prison, Williams was released. This is the rest of the story.

Speaker: David Ross, Ph.D.

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ Forum is on hiatus for the summer and will return in September.

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Losing My Religion • Sunday 26 July 2015

11:00 am ~ Losing My Religion

jrussoWriter, feminist, pro-vax activist Juniper Russo, a UUCC member since 2011, shares her story of personal transformation. Once a crunchy mom believing in nature as religion, with a mindset distrustful of science and the medical establishment, her unvaccinated, breast-fed, all-natural daughter’s autism diagnosis proved to her that the common wisdom in her circles was wrong and dangerous. Today her faith is in science informed by skepticism.

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ Forum is on hiatus for the summer and will return in September.

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God and Cohen: An Exploration of Spiritual Themes • sunday 19 july 2015

11:00 am ~ God and Cohen: An Exploration of Spiritual Themes

Leonard CohenThis service focuses on the importance and meaning of the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s music. Can you hear Cohen’s Hallelujah? It is difficult to stop singing or humming the melody, isn’t it? John Standridge, a UUCC member, has enjoyed the music and reflected on the meaning of the words. His insights bring a new dimension of appreciation to Cohen’s work that will seek to discover the teleologic existentialism of truth, beauty, compassion, and love. Extinguishing the illusion of self, our spiritual quest should lead us to abandon knowledge and being, and seek the divine in a naked intent of love.

9:30 Forum  (downstairs) ~ Forum is on hiatus for the summer and will return in September.

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