Events and Activities
Retired Gentlemen: All gentlemen of a certain age are invited to meet at Paddy's Public House, 95 Elm St. West Newton, at 11:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Tue August 13.
Choir Rehearsal: Choir is on summer break. If you have summer music ideas, pleace call Katherine Sipolt.
LCN Summerfest: will be held the evening of Saturday, 7/27.
Hammo Youth Gathering: dates have been set: Friday-Sunday, September 6-8, the weekend after Labor Day.
Calumet: Oct 4-6, 2019 will be our yearly Calumet retreat time together.
Sunday Mornings - Education Time
Upcoming Adult Forums
Although adult forum normally suspends operations during the summer months, this summer, as an experiment, we'll be holding a series of conversations about current events topics. It's a continuation of our series on having difficult conversations.
The idea will be for a participant to pick a topic, identify some reliable, accessible background materials on that topic for people to read by way of preparation, and then to facilitate a conversation during the normal adult education hour.
On June 23, about 12 folks gathered at the Adult Forum for a discussion of the history and meaning of the
“Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment to the Constitution. This discussion will continue on Sunday,
July 21, with a focus on the “Free Exercise Clause” of the First Amendment.
The full text of the first section of the First Amendment is as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; “. Simple, right? Let’s dig into it a bit.
The First Amendment is full of other very interesting and challenging stuff: freedom of speech, freedom of the press,
the right of the people peaceably to assemble, the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Maybe there is material here for future forum topics?
Here are some links to background reading that Tony identified:
Please join us for this discussion, and come prepared to offer your own topics for subsequent Sundays this summer.
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