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Upcoming Sunday Programs
• Edwina Rogers, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, speaks Sunday, December 1st, on “The Secular Movement—Moving Beyond the Base.” Rogers will discuss the historic progress of non-theist organizations and how the Secular Coalition of America has worked to unify and facilitate its access to the nation’s decision makers. She will describe the SCA’s 2014 initiative to attract women and minorities to the secular movement.
• Ivan Phillips, theoretical physicist and co-founder of the Rational Future Institute, speaks Sunday, December 8th, on “What It Means to Be Rational—Updating Our Beliefs.” Phillips will explain the principles of rational thinking. He will show how we can overcome our biases and change our minds in the light of new evidence.
• Our Annual Winter Festival is on Sunday, December 15th. Tom Hoeppner and Amylynn Hiser will lead us in our traditional celebration of the winter solstice. We’ll enjoy a candle-lighting ceremony, decoration of a “mitten tree,” group singing, and musical and dramatic performances by our children. Your donations of new winter clothing and non-perishable food items will adorn the tree and be sent to those in need. “Coffee and” begins at 10 a.m., and following the Festival we’ll enjoy hot chocolate and homemade cookies.
NOTE: There are no regular Sunday morning programs on December 22nd or 29th. Programs resume on January 5th.
• Eric Spruth, an art therapist at Cook County Jail known as “Mr. Tattoo,” speaks January 12th on “Changing Tattoos, Changing Lives.” A graduate of the School of the Art Institute and founder of Sacred Transformations, he will discuss how the removal of a negative tattoo or transforming a scar has helped people change their lives.