Sunday, 17 May 2015 12:30 PM
Riverside City Library
Join us and USC Secular Humanist Champlain Bart Campolo for a lecture on “Creating Secular Community” at this May’s “Skipping Church” Luncheon and Monthly Meeting.
Bart Campolo, is the Secular Humanist Champlain at USC and is an American humanist speaker and writer. He was a pastor before transitioning from Christianity to secular humanism.
His lecture is titled “Baby Jesus and the Bathwater: Building Loving Community, Without the Christ” and entails his experiences tying to build a Secular Humanist community. While his new community is neither orthodox nor theistic, he believes it will still be a place of hope. Bart says he wants to create a humanist community that Christian people can celebrate — what he calls “a church for people who don’t believe in God.” He wants to create experiences with inspirational talks, uplifting music, service opportunities, and perhaps even potluck suppers.
Campolo is also the son of Tony Campolo, and was the co-founder of Mission Year and the author of several books. Campolo is known for giving impassioned speeches to young people, particularly recruiting them to be more involved in their local urban areas. He was also frequently cited as a figure in Progressive Christianity before his transition to secular humanism.
Enjoy an entrée and a vegetarian dish, fresh Simple Simon’s Bread and butter, and dessert. The full menu is announced before the meeting.
12:30pm – beverages and welcome
12:45pm-1:45pm – Lecture
1:45pm – luncheon and one-on-one with speaker
Prices are as follows:
Lecture only – $5
Lecture and beverages – $7
Lecture, beverages, and luncheon – $15
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While this meeting officially starts at 12:30pm, anyone who wishes to help set up chairs, prepare food, or decorate tables is invited to show up early at 12:00pm.
Parking can fill up at the library, but parking at downtown structures is free on Sundays. There is a structure across from the library that we recommend:
Hope to see you there!