Metro New York Adventist Forum
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Mailing Addr: 115-25 Curzon Rd., Kew Gardens, NY 10418
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All our services are at St Mary's Church (see Our Home) and start at 11 AM. About once a month, usually on the second Saturday, there is an additional session at 2:15 as noted. On the fourth Sabbath of each month we do not meet at St Mary's and encourage our members to visit other services and invite those they meet to visit us. Some visit City Lights. at Quaker Center (see our directions page).
Fall 2010 Schedule
9/11/2010
11:00
Member Series: Thomas Eby  Morning Topic: A Spiritual Lesson from Ancient Sumer   Bio: Thomas is a PhD student in Assyrian Studies, Yale University and a member
Songfest: 11,188,108  Hymns: 365,special,198  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 16  Team: 1
9/18/2010
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Jon Paulien  Theme for Day: I asked Jon whether the book of Revelation could make sense to modern educated Adventists. His response was:   Morning Topic: The Revelation of Jesus Christ in the Sanctuary   Afternoon Topic: A New Look at the Remnant   Bio: Jon Paulien is Professor of Religion and Dean of the School of Religion at Loma Linda University. He is the author of twenty-one books and more than two hundred articles (Adventist Review, Ministry, Journal of Biblical Literature, Biblical Research, Andrews University Seminary Studies, among others), scholarly papers (Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago Society for Biblical Research, and others) and other publications. Jon is a specialist in the study of the Johannine literature in the New Testament (Gospel of John and Book of Revelation) and the intersection of faith with contemporary culture. He also takes special delight in seminars and presentations to non-specialists who can make practical use of the material in the real world.   Notes: Jon added: Both of these provocatively take up traditional themes and suggest contemporary approaches to them that speak more strongly to the current situation of the world. The first is a study of Revelation 1 and the second a biblical, historical and sociological study of the remnant. Both will be way more provocative than the titles imply.
Songfest: 93,191,331  Hymns: 574,313,480  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 17  Team: 2
9/25/2010
11:00
No Service:
10/2/2010
11:00
Member Series: Orjuela Family  Morning Topic: Art, Music and a Review of the book: Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
Songfest: member favorites  Hymns: 250,50,100  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 19  Team: 1
10/9/2010
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Laura Vance  Morning Topic: Converging on the Heterosexual Dyad: Changing Mormon and Adventist Sexual Norms This is a discussion of Laura's recent historical research on the ways in which Adventists and LDS sexual ideals were originally very different, but have become quite similar over the movements' lives   Afternoon Topic: The Evolution of Women's Roles in Seventh-day Adventism a discussion of her work on SDA women   Bio: Laura Vance is a friend of mine, and I greatly admire her work. She is Professor of Sociology at Warren-Wilson University, NC. Her background is Mormon, but her dissertation research on the evolution of the roles of women within the Mormon church over time so threatened the leadership there that she was prevented from using their research archives and was eventually excommunicated. She then turned to a similar study of the roles of women within Adventism, and the book based on her dissertation is regarded as the best book on the topic.
Songfest: 1,590,113  Hymns: 538,569,341  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 20  Team: 2
10/16/2010
11:00
Member Series: Ed Samuel  Morning Topic: More on Being Good   Bio: Ed is an architect in New Haven and a member.
Songfest: 27,47,103  Hymns: 348,266,518  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 21  Team: 3
10/23/2010
11:00
Member Series: Catherine Taylor  Morning Topic: Biblical Principles for Building Safe Communities   Bio: Catherine Taylor, Social Worker (she is a long-distance member who usually attends services at the Forum a couple of times a year.)
Songfest: 2,44,4  Hymns: 5,155,31  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 22  Team: 4
10/30/2010
11:00
No Service:
11/6/2010
11:00
Member Series: Terry Anderson  Morning Topic: The Meeting of Cultures   Bio: Terry is a Software Engineer and Treasurer/Webmaster of the Forum   Notes: I have been thinking lately (from some of the books I've been reading) about the ethical issues when one culture encounters another (colonialism, Europeans in Africa, in America, Americans in Philippines, Norse in Ireland, Israelites in Canaan, ...) and so I have decided to outline some of the stages from ethnologists discovering a new culture through colonialism to native extermination and some of the ethical issues and then open it up for discussion. This is not a topic that I have developed to maturity or read a book about, so I am looking for input to help me deal with the issues. What stages of encounter can be pursued ethically? What can we do (personally, in groups, as a nation, ...) to encourage the more ethical encounters or to stop unethical ones? Come, worship with us and help me explore this topic. See you at St Mary's on Sabbath.
Songfest: member favorites  Hymns: 73,237,618  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 24  Team: 1
11/13/2010
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Series: Paul Richardson  Theme for Day: Reconnecting Ministries: Why the People We Love Leave The Church We Love & What It Takes to Create Effective Cities of Refuge   Bio: Paul Richardson has been the Reconnecting Ministries Coordinator for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than 16 years. Through his interviews with missing members he has gained insights into ways to reconnect with them and prepare congregations to receive inactives effectively. Paul is also the Director of the Center for Creative Ministry. The Center has conducted research, developed Web content, hosted television programs, produced videos and print material and well as provided seminars across Bermuda, Canada and the United States for the past 22 years. For details on the ministry of the Center, go to: www.creativeministry.org Paul and his wife Teri live in College Place, WA.   Notes: The last statistics I heard were that approximately 500,000 people, (we take an official count a couple of times a year) including children and visitors, attend Adventist churches in North America on a typical Sabbath, but there are thought to be 2 million former and inactive Adventists living here. This is a relevant and interesting topic!
Songfest: 43,624,167  Hymns: 233,509,256  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 25  Team: 2
11/20/2010
11:00
Member Series: Christoff Weigel  Morning Topic: The Christian Airplane: Faith and Logos in Adventist Building   Bio: Architect and member
Songfest: 18,473,34  Hymns: 423,506,229  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Last Pentecost ("Christ the King")  Team: 3
11/27/2010
11:00
No Service:
12/4/2010
11:00
Member Series: Ron Lawson  Morning Topic: Mormons, Adventists and the Political Campaigns Surrounding Proposition 8 in California in 2008   Bio: Ron is a Socioligist and President of our Forum   Notes: I am presenting a paper on this topic at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion at the end of October
Songfest: 115,587,6  Hymns: 204,131,333  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Advent 2  Team: 1
12/11/2010
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Michael Campbell  Theme for Day: Adventism and Fundamentalism   Morning Topic: The morning presentation will focus on Seventh-day Adventists and the Prophetic Conference Movement (a love affair between Adventism and the rising Fundamentalist movement) in the 1920s.   Afternoon Topic: In the afternoon Michael will take an in-depth look at the 1919 Bible Conference.   Bio: Michael Campbell, a scholar-pastor from Colorado. He is sharing with us the main themes of his recent Ph.D. dissertation in history at Andrews University.
Songfest: 125,130,232  Hymns: 372,326,256  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Advent 3  Team: 2
12/18/2010
11:00
Christmas Service:   Morning Topic: A Special Christmas Celebration, with lots of music and Scripture Participants: Bob Wilson will organize the music, and he has some outstanding singers and instrumentalists lined up in addition to himself: Faith Esham (soprano), Tim Amulkele (counter tenor), Ronoldo Appleton (tenor), and Bob Londis (Bass Baritone--who is coming from Costa Rica for the occasion!) The instrumentalists will include Bethany Eby (viola) and (we hope) Lynelle Smith (violin).   Notes: Bring munchies to share after the service.   Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Advent 4/Christmas Day  Team: 3
12/25/2010
11:00
No Service:
Winter 2011 Schedule
1/1/2011
11:00
No Service:
1/8/2011
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Dr Jerald Whitehouse  Morning Topic: Mission and the Liberation of Theology: how Islam challenges our traditional paradigms   Afternoon Topic: Adventism and Islam in End Times: building relationships between two very evangelistic faiths.   Bio: Dr Whitehouse began his interaction in the Muslim world as chaplain and health educator of Benghazi Adventist Hospital, Benghazi, Libya, in 1967. He subsequently worked in areas of international health, mother child health and community development in the countries of Lebanon, Sudan and Bangladesh. Because of this extensive experience living and working in Muslim countries, Whitehouse was asked in 1995 by the world office of Seventh-day Adventists to be Director of the Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations (GCAMR) with the mandate to develop training programs for the global organization of Seventh-day Adventists to raise the level of understanding in relating respectfully with Muslims. For fourteen years (1995-2009) Whitehouse was involved in training, focused discussions, and strategic planning at all levels of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist movement to encourage a new paradigm of thinking in relating with Muslims. This is based on a conviction that there are certain universal values that are shared by all faith systems and that we must begin by interacting with each other around these shared values as we then seek ways of encouraging each other in personal and corporate faith development. From July 1, 2009 until his retirement July 1, 2010, Whitehouse served as Special Consultant for Muslim Relations, Office of Adventist Mission/Global Mission of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Songfest: 112, 6, 8  Hymns: 229, Special Music, 333  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 1  Team: 2
1/15/2011
11:00
Member Series: Terry Anderson  Morning Topic: >How to Read the Bible   Bio: Terry is a Software Engineer and Treasurer/Webmaster of the Forum   Notes: Some examples from the book by James Kugel (previously Starr Professor of Hebrew at Harvard) subtitled: A Guide to Scripture Then and Now. Kugel gives many examples of how modern scholars have come to interpret familiar passages quite differently than traditional views. Some of these will challange our views or at least make us think about them again.
Songfest: 145, 315, 100  Hymns: 31, 60, 256  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 2  Team: 1
1/22/2011
11:00
CANCELED due to weatherMember Series: Ed Samuel  Morning Topic: Being Good--3   Bio: Architect and philosopher
Songfest: E117, E444, E529  Hymns: 12, 50, 515  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 3  Team: 3
1/29/2011
11:00
No Service:
2/5/2011
11:00
CANCELED due to weatherMember Series: Jan Anderson  Morning Topic: Empathy: An Argument Against Survival of the Fittest   Bio: Retired Teacher and long term member   Notes: Based on the book The Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin
Songfest: 70, 672, 547  Hymns: 233, 326, 536  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 5  Team: 1
2/12/2011
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Rebekah Wang, MD  Morning Topic: Polarization in the Adventist church and the United States: What's Going on?   Afternoon Topic: What Makes A Hospital or University Adventist-- mostly Adventist faculty, physicians, administration? the courses? food in the cafeteria? standards?   Bio: For most of her career, she has been in academic medicine since teaching and learning are her real passion. In 2007 Becky moved to Dayton Ohio (for love) and became Medical Director for Clinical Quality for Kettering Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. A former associate editor for the British Medical Journal USA, she was primary editor of a book on Menopause, and has authored/co-authored more than 50 medical articles, and book chapters on many topics, including women’s health, preoperative evaluation, behavioral medicine, the doctor-patient relationship, and medical education. Besides loving to write, including a biweekly column (Dear Dr. Becky) for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, she has also enjoyed serving as television cohost for ADRA’s World, Lifestyle Magazine, and Healing Hope. She has also been the main speaker at many Adventist women’s retreats around the country, Andrews University Week of Prayer and Pacific Union College graduation. She has received numerous awards: election to Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Society of Teaching Scholars at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Best Doctors in America, and Honored Alumna in 2003 at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Honored Alumna at Andrews University in 2004. Her proudest accomplishment however is as mother of 3 sons, Christopher, Andrew, and Ryan. She is married to Charles Scriven, President of Kettering College of Medical Arts and works hard at living a balanced life, by exercising, tennis, reading, eating healthfully, (especially dark chocolate and ethnic dishes), playing the piano occasionally, participating in church life and walking with God daily.   Notes: When Chuck spoke to us earlier this year, I asked Becky if she would speak "next time." This is "next time".
Songfest: 39, 15, 108  Hymns: 538, 489, 355  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 6  Team: 2
2/19/2011
11:00
Guest Speaker: Rev Eliezer (Eli) Reyes  Morning Topic: Immigration and Religion: An Ethic of Reciprocal Solidarity in the Works of Jane Addams   Bio: Rev Reyes is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, is currently serving as Director of the Omega Vega School of Mission (1996-1999, 2006 to present). He is also Senior Pastor of the Iglesia Pentecostal de Hempstead (Hempstead, New York). He was a missionary with the Spanish Eastern District (AG) in Sevilla, Spain (1987-1996), and has served as board member of numerous community organizations reaching out to children and youth. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Division of Religion (Drew University).   Notes: Eli has spoken several times on the AG and immigrants in my course on Religious Movements, and we have become friends. A few weeks ago, on his last visit to the class, he mentioned the tension among the delegates at the national meeting of the church over the Summer, which was held in Arizona--here was a white-dominated church meeting in a state that had just passed a severely restrictive law relating to illegal immigrants. How would it relate to that topic? He was so facinating that I asked him to share his material with us at the Forum.
Songfest: member choice  Hymns: 235, 599, 377  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 7  Team: 3
2/26/2011
11:00
No Service:
3/5/2011
11:00
Member Series: Gina Rae Foster  Morning Topic: Lyric Dwelling: the Art and Ethics of Invitation and Occupation
Songfest: 1, 43, 44  Hymns: 423, 240, 457  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Last Epiphany  Team: 1
3/12/2011
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Brian Strayer  Morning Topic: The Triumphs & Tragedies of Louis Richard Conradi (an overview of his life, accomplishments, and failures)   Afternoon Topic: When J. N. Loughborough Got It Wrong” (an examination of his historical writings and factual and interpretational errors)   Bio: Professor of History, Andrews University. Brian is completing a book on Loughborough, one of the key early Adventist pioneers
Songfest: 545, 499, E398  Hymns: 198, 148, 331  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Lent 1  Team: 2
3/19/2011
11:00
Member Series Change: Gina Mae Foster  Morning Topic: Lyric Swelling - 2 (Ron Lawson rescheduled to Spring)   Bio: Poet & philosopher
Songfest: member choice  Hymns: 506, 517, 103  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Lent 2  Team: 3
3/26/2011
11:00
No Service:
Spring 2011 Schedule
4/2/2011
11:00
Member Series: Terry L Anderson, PhD  Morning Topic: The Meeting of Cultures - 2   Bio: Terry is a Software Engineer and Treasurer/Webmaster of the Forum   Notes: I have been thinking lately (from some of the books I've been reading) about the ethical issues when one culture encounters another (colonialism, Europeans in Africa, in America, Americans in Philippines, Norse in Ireland, Israelites in Canaan, ...) and so I have decided to outline some of the stages from ethnologists discovering a new culture through colonialism to native extermination and some of the ethical issues and then open it up for discussion. This is not a topic that I have developed to maturity or read a book about, so I am looking for input to help me deal with the issues. What stages of encounter can be pursued ethically? What can we do (personally, in groups, as a nation, ...) to encourage the more ethical encounters or to stop unethical ones? I introduced this topic last November and I wanted to continue exploring some of the ideas that came up during that discussion. Come, worship with us and help me explore this topic. See you at St Mary's on Sabbath.
Songfest: 571, 108, 545  Hymns: 1, 624, 197  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Lent 3  Team: 1
4/9/2011
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Bruce Bauer  Morning Topic: Witness: In the Early Church & Now.   Afternoon Topic: Witness to Those Uninterested in Truth   Bio: Bruce is Professor and Chair, Department of Missions, The Adventist Seminary, Andrews University. After graduating with a BA in Theology from Andrews University in 1969 Bruce and his wife Linda moved to Osaka, Japan where they worked with the Seventh-day Adventist English Language Schools, held numerous youth evangelistic meetings, and worked closely with hundreds of student missionaries. After fifteen years the Bauers moved to Guam where Bruce became the president of the Guam Micronesia Mission for the next five years. During furloughs Bruce received a MA in Religion from Andrews University in 1975, a MA in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1981 and a DMiss from Fuller in 1983. From 1989 until 1997 Bruce taught in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, then spent the next three and a half years as president of the Cambodia Adventist Mission. He returned to Andrews in January of 2001 and continues to teach and chair the Department of World Mission. Bruce is the editor of the Journal of Adventist Mission Studies.
Songfest: 250, 265, 500  Hymns: 106, 267, 461  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Lent 4  Team: 2
4/16/2011
11:00
new date
Special Easter Sabbath Service:   Morning Topic: We will read together Luke's account of Passion Week and Christ's Resurrection, interspersing the readings with a procession, and lots of special music. Please consider what you would like to contribute to the service, and see Ron Lawson about this in advance. Invite your friends to this special service.   Liturgy Sheet: Special  Scripture Sheet: Special  Team: 4
4/23/2011
11:00
new date
Member Series (snowed out and rescheduled from January): Jan Anderson  Morning Topic: Empathy: An Argument Against Survival of the Fittest   Bio: Retired teacher and long term member   Notes: Based on the book The Emphathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin.
Songfest: member choice  Hymns: 235, 662(verse 2,3,4 in E?), 32  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Easter  Team: 3
4/30/2011
11:00
No Service:
5/7/2011
11:00
Member Series: Hernando Orjuela, MD  Morning Topic: TBA   Bio: Hernando, who grew up in Venezuela, is a cardiologist practicing in the Bridgeport, CT area
Songfest: 44, 259, 240  Hymns: 335, 502, 172  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Easter 3  Team: 1
5/14/2011
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Gary Land, PhD  Morning Topic: An Historian's Journey with Ellen White: This is a memoir of Gary's own experiences with Ellen White from childhood through the rather traumatic debates of his adult and professional years.   Afternoon Topic: Adventist Rationalism and Ellen White: Gary will examine the tension between White's experiential approach to religion and the dominant rationalistic approach during her own time and since.   Bio: Gary Land is Adventism's preeminent historian. He taught history at Andrews University from 1970 to 2010, chairing the Department of History and Political Science from 1989-2010. Among his publications are Adventism in America (Eerdmans, 1986) and Historical Dictionary of Seventh-day Adventists. (Scarecrow, 2004). He retired last Summer, and we invited him here at this time to celebrate his contributions to Adventist self-understanding.
Songfest: 15, 36, 27  Hymns: 235(tune 607), 599, 377  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Easter 4  Team: 2
5/21/2011
11:00
Member Series (rescheduled from March): Ronald Lawson, PhD  Morning Topic: : I will review a fascinating new book--an autobiography of Herold Weiss: Finding My Way in Christianity: Recollections of a Journey. Herold began his career teaching in the Adventist Seminary, but was soon fired in an infamous purge. He moved to the Catholic Women's college that is the twin of Notre Dame University, in South Bend, Indiana, but continued to live as an Adventist in Berrien Springs. However, he could now think and explore freely. He is the author of Paul of Tarsus: His Gospel and Life and A Day of Gladness: The Sabbath Among Jews and Christians in Antiquity. The latter includes a number of surprises. Herold has spoken to us several times over the years.   Bio: Trained in both sociology and history, Ron is Professor Emeritus at Queens College, CUNY. Now that his teaching is limited to one course per year, he is spending more time writing articles and his long-awaited book on Global Adventism. He is president of the Metro New York Adventist Forum.   Notes: The Forum's Annual Meeting will take place immediately after the service. Please plan to be present.
Songfest: member choice  Hymns: 191, 148, 197  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Easter 5  Team: 3
5/28/2011
11:00
No Service:
6/4/2011
11:00
Member Series: Marciana L Popescu, PhD  Morning Topic: TBA   Bio: Marciana is Associate Professor in Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service in West Harrison, NY. When she spoke on her research on the abuse of women within Adventist families she really had us sitting on the edges of our pews!
Songfest: 382, 2, 422  Hymns: 10, 349, 585  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Easter 7  Team: 1
6/11/2011
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Seneca Vaught, PhD  Morning Topic: Prodigal Sons and Black Sheep. Text: Luke 15:11-32. Seneca will discuss the historical challenges of converting to and accepting Seventh-day Adventism for black youth--particularly African American males. He will highlight reasons why several prominent black thinkers of the 20th century left the faith and discuss biblical lessons that remain to be learned from these examples.   Afternoon Topic: The Prodigal in Protest: Seventh-day Adventist Influences in the Black Radical Tradition. Text: Proverbs 22:5-7. Continuing from the morning presentation, this segment will discuss how Seventh-day Adventist teachings and culture subtly influenced several black radical thinkers in the 20th century. He will conclude by discussing the significant but often unacknowledged role that Seventh-day Adventism and former Seventh-day Adventists had in American culture and politics.   Bio: : I met Seneca at the meeting of Adventist historians last year, and found his presentation so interesting that I wanted to share that and more of his research with the Forum. He is an Assistant Professor of History (African and African American) at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in policy history from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. He is also a graduate of Oakwood College. His research interests include African and African American history and the intersection of culture and policy; he is actively involved in applying Africana Studies scholarship to strategies of community development and poverty issues.
Songfest: 93, 71, 257  Hymns: 260, 269, 259  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost  Team: 2
6/18/2011
11:00
Guest Speaker: Sarah Reeves  Morning Topic: : Must Women Be Silent?: Using First-Century Cultural Contexts to Argue Against the Modern Application of Paul's Statements Restricting Women in the Christian Church.   Bio: : Sarah graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BS in Biology. She has been teaching Biology at Amity High School in Woodbridge, CT for the last seven years. She is in the final stage of completing an MS in English at Southern Connecticut University, focusing on the topic she is sharing with us for her final thesis project.
Songfest: 71, 93, 112  Hymns: 2, 425, 362  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 1 (Trinity)  Team: 3
6/25/2011
11:00
No Service:   Liturgy Sheet:
Summer 2011 Schedule
7/16/2011
11:00
Ron's Home
Summer Home Meeting:   Morning Topic: The Search for Adam : National Geographic video and discussion   Notes: Could we all be descendants of an "Adam"? And if Adam existed, who was he, where did he live and what did he look like? Join leading geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence, Spencer Wells, as he embarks on a quest to trace every man's family tree back to an "ultimate ancestor."

His extraordinary journey ultimately lands him in Africa where he pinpoints the birthplace of human kind. Using the latest technology in DNA research and forensic anthropology, Wells and others reconstruct the life and face of Adam. Explore a world where science and religion converge as we shed new light on our ancient past in The Search for Adam.

This should lead to a stimulating discussion. Following the service we will, as usual, share a potluck lunch. Bring something to contribute and wear comfortable clothes.

718.441.7205 - call if you need directions

7/30/2011
11:00
Terry and Jan's
Summer Home Meeting:   Morning Topic: Moses in Egypt   Notes: We will be discussing another topic from the James Kugel book: How to Read the Bible, comparing modern and ancient interpretations of Old Testament passages. We will explore passages about Moses in Egypt and possibly the Exodus if we get time. I'll have lots of Bibles of different translations so you can follow along. Potluck lunch will follow and if the weather is nice, perhaps a short walk in one of the nearby parks (bring walking shoes if you want to go).

908.766.4463 - call if you need directions or a pickup at the train station - there are trains from NYC Penn Station, use the Gladstone branch of the Morris/Essex line to Bernardsville. Best train is: 09:11 AM Morris & Essex #6917 - you have to change trains in Summit (9 min wait) and arrive in Bernardsville at 10:37 AM.

8/13/2011
11:00
Ed and Stella Samuel's
Summer Home Meeting:   Morning Topic: Beauty Matters - a video essay by Roger Scruton and discussion   Notes: 203.782.2234, - call if you need directions or a pickup at the train station

tla@mnyaforum.org