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
"AN AWARD WINNING NEWSLETTER"
Volume 2, No. 08 aha-fw.freeyellow.com November 2000
BIG OL’ NOTICE
Until further notice the Humanists of Ft. Worth will be meeting at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church.
There was just too much construction on the room we used at First Jefferson. We are, of course, happy that First Jefferson is able to renovate that portion of their building. However, meeting in the foyer was not very conducive to our meetings. Hopefully this change of venue will not deter any of you from attending our meetings!
Now how do I get
to the meeting?
Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 6901 McCart Avenue in Ft. Worth. A map to the location is provided on our website. Anyone needing assistance to the meeting should contact Russell.
BIG OL’ NOTICE
Mark your calendars now for Sunday December 17th. We are declaring December 17th Humanist Day! There will be two events on this very special day.
First, we will meet to do our second cleaning of our adopt-a-street program on Granbury Road. Our first cleaning of the spot was very successful. We must clean our spot at least four times each year. Our last cleaning was September 16th.
Second, we have been invited to take part in the Winter Solstice Party hosted by the Metroplex Atheists. The event will take place in Weatherford and we are asked to bring our choice of beverage. The North Texas Skeptics will also be in attendance. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to mix and mingle with other similar minded folks. For pictures of prior parties see:
Dr. Paul Geisel from the University of Texas at Arlington will be our featured speaker. His topic will be, "The Changing Face of Religion in North Texas."
Paul has a wonderful presentation style and has presented his research on a local PBS television program. Dr. Geisel is a professor of Urban and Public Affairs.
Last Month’s Meeting
Dr. Gregg Franzwa joined us to talk about "The Churches of What's Happening Now: Sociobiology and Cognitive Science." Dr. Franzwa is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department at TCU. His presentation was well received and thought provoking!
Humanists of Ft. Worth Officers
PLEASE SUPPORT the American Humanist Association!!
Members of the 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.
7 Harwood Drive
P.O. Box 1188
Amherst, NY 14226-7188
PLEASE LET US KNOW OF SPEAKERS YOU WANT TO HEAR!!!
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
PLEASE let your voice
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
WHO: Humanists of Ft. Worth
WHAT: Monthly Meeting
WHERE: Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
WHEN: Second Wednesday of Each Month - 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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RITES OF PASSAGE
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
The Humor File
A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have
we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones."
See You at Westside
Dr. Paul Geisel