v "The Cowtown Humanist" v

The Newsletter of the Humanists of Ft. Worth

A Member of the American Humanist Association &

Alliance of Secular Humanist Societies


Volume 2, No. 06 aha-fw.freeyellow.com September 2000


September 13th



Dr. Joe Barnhart will be speaking to our group for September’s meeting. We are very luck to have Dr. Barhart who is well know among humanist circles.


Dr. Barhart holds the bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman, the master’s from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the doctorate from Boston University. He is a prolific writer and has entitled his talk, "Philo, the Logos, and Sophia." You are guaranteed to enjoy this!


Last Month’s Meeting


The August meeting featured a presentation by Kelle Muller. The title of the talk was "SMART Recovery: A Non-Theistic Alternative to AA."


We learned more about a valuable program that is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous. We also learned of the frustrations that can come through our legal system when attempting to offer this non-theistic approach. Many thanks to Kellee for talking to us and volunteering her time to educate others!!



Adopt a Street!!

(please read this!!)


Well, we art that time where we must mage good on our promise to clean our portion of Granbury Road. September 16th has been designated as our first effort to clean up our adopted street of.


Let’s meet at the intersection of intersection of South University and Granbury Road. There is an Professional Osteopathic building where we can park.


To avoid the heat it has been suggested that we meet at 7:00 a.m. It is estimated that we will clean debris until 10:00 a.m. and then adjourn for nourishment at Denny’s on Hulen Street.


We hope that you will join the officers is cleaning the street marked with "Cowtown Humanist" signs. The more folks we have present the quicker the task can be completed. Please contact any of the officers with questions.


Treasurer’s Report


Humanists of Fort Worth

Income Statement

Report date: September 1, 2000



Dues received: 58.00

Total Revenues $ 58.00



None: 0.00

Total Expenses: $ 0.00


Net Income $ 58.00


Beginning Balance 8/04/00 $262.00

Plus, Net Income $ 58.00

Ending Balance 9/01/00 $320.00







If you have speakers you would like to see at our monthly meetings please let one of the officers know of your request. Without your input we will continue to make these decisions for you J


Our Meetings!


WHO: Humanists of Ft. Worth

WHAT: Monthly Meeting

WHERE: First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

WHEN: Second Wednesday of Each Month - 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.





Do we want to host a cable TV show entitled, "The Humanist Perspective"?


For the hour TV program we would need to:

  1. Contact our local cable

provider and ask for the person in charge of scheduling the public access TV slots; 2) They will send you a packet explaining what you need to do and what type of tape format they want; 3) you will need to sign some paper work locally as the area’s local sponsor which entails getting new tapes to the studio and returning tapes that have been shown.

If you are interested in taking on this task please contact one of the Humanists of Ft. Worth officers at the next meeting.


How do I get to the meeting?


First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 1959 Sandy Lane between Meadowbrook drive and Brentwood Stair Road. Anyone needing assistance to the meeting should contact Russell.


American Humanist Association


Humanists of Ft. Worth are encouraged to join the American Humanist Association. A special introductory membership rate of $25 is now available. The Humanist magazine and Free Mind newsletter are benefits of membership.



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P.O. Box 1188

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(800) 743-6646




PLEASE let your voice

be heard

Think about sharing your ideas about humanism with the readers of The Cowtown Humanist. No doubt we all have opinions we’d like to let others know about…do it in your newsletter


The Humor File


I am ready to meet my maker. Whether or not my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.


Humanists of Ft. Worth Officers



Russell Elleven


Jeff Rodriguez


Bruce Berggren


Joel Bailey




Russell Elleven is certified as a Humanist minister by the Humanist Society of Friends. He can officiate weddings, commitment ceremonies, naming ceremonies, and other life celebrating events. He is also available during periods of grief and to officiate memorial services.

817.370.2171 – hm

817.257.7870 – wk