Join us as we welcome back our friend, Bart Campolo as he talks about Secular Humanism.
“Secular Humanism: A Proactive to Goodness”. For many people, atheism is the answer, but for secular humanists it mainly poses the ultimate question: If this life is all we have, how do we make the most of it?
Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, pod-caster and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California.
Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Bart became an evangelical Christian as a teenager and was immediately attracted to urban ministry. After graduating from Brown University and serving as an urban youth pastor in Minneapolis, he returned to Philadelphia to found Mission Year, a national service organization which recruits young adults to live and work among the poor in inner-city neighborhoods.
As he became an influential evangelical leader, however, Bart increasingly questioned his own faith. In 2005 he returned to street-level community building in inner-city Cincinnati, where he eventually completed his gradual transition from Christianity to secular humanism. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Bart’s work has been focused on inspiring and equipping all kinds of people to make the most of their lives by actively pursuing loving relationships, social justice and a genuine sense of wonder.
Enjoy a catered entrée and a vegetarian dish, fresh bread, and dessert from “All Catering Services – Latin/European Cuisine” chef Reynaldo Velasquez. Coffee, iced tea, sodas and lemonade will be on hand. Please be sure to RSVP about staying for the luncheon. You will be prompted to reply about lunch when you RSVP on line – not on the mobile APP.
12:30 – 12:45 PM—Doors open, come on in, find the coffee and chat with friends
12:45—Welcome – Rebecca Kitchings
A call for Those Skeptical Kids to be excused to their space for fun and activities – Kathy and Lauren
Membership Call – Lauren
Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful – Joel
Redlands Group FAR- Jill
Women’s Secular Group – Charlene
Pub Quiz – Joey
Outreach and “Ask an Atheist” booth – Greg
Book Club – Christine
Skeptics Forum – Reb
On Second Thought – Reb
$2 For “Lunch at the Library” during Summer Reading – Reb
12:55 – Joey Okowitz speaks on Mars
1:05 – 1:50 PM— Lecture
1:50 – 2:00 PM—-Q&A
2:00 – 3:00 PM— “Luncheon buffet is ready” announcement
3:25 – 4:00 PM —Breakdown, clean-up, put away, carry back, load up, head out, library closes. Help us anyone? You’ll make friends with this part!
* Coffee is ready as soon as the library opens and we get there with fresh, rich, hot, homemade coffee and decaf. Also, cold bottled water is ready to be had. Want to help us unpack it and set it up? Just look for the roller bag marked “Coffee”.
**Volunteer to set up/break down
If you can come at 11:55 and help set up and/or stay after to knock down you will be deeply cherished for the rest of your life.
Prices are as follows:
Free Lecture for Students with ID under 30 years old
$10 Students Buffet and drinks
$5 Lecture only
$8 Lecture and beverage bar
$18 Lecture, catered luncheon, and beverages
FREE Catered luncheon for Those Skeptical Kids (for kids 15 and under with their parent – please advise numbers/ages when you RSVP.) and special kids activities.
Lecture, Luncheon, beverages, and a $2 “Help Feed Riverside’s Hungry” donation – $20
Note: Only your lecture costs and donations are tax deductible. Food and beverages are not because those fees cover only the costs of the items. Donation receipts are available for your convenience.
We need your support: We are a not for profit organization. Your donations and memberships to IEAA make these meetings possible.
Parking can fill up at the library, but parking at downtown structures is free on Sundays (excluding the Mission Inn). There is a structure across from the library at 3750 Orange St. that we recommend:
And remember, “Skipping Church” Luncheons always take place on the Third Sunday, so mark your calendars!
We hope to see you there!