Exploration & Potluck: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Guest Speaker Dave Lavinder

Guest Speaker Dave Lavinder

A Meaningful and Fulfilling Humanism

October’s guest speaker, Dave Lavinder, has been exploring Humanist philosophy for many years, a religious path which he finds compatible with his belief in reason and science.

“Traditional Humanism is currently being re-defined to free it from the dogmatic individualism and sterile rationalism of the past.” explains Dave, “A newer view of Humanism recognizes the aesthetic side of human nature, believes that human beings are responsible for the quality of their lives on this earth, and is skeptical of supernaturalism. But Humanists are becoming more open to a sense of reverence, awe, and wonder toward the universe.”

Raised in a conservative Christian family that attended services at a Pilgrim Holiness Church (at which his grandfather Charles Buckley was the preacher), Dave began to question his faith in his early teens and now considers himself a religious Humanist.

Dave has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Ohio University which he then followed up with classes at Iliff School of Theology — studying the Hebrew and Greek languages, world religions, and early Christian history. Dave also has a law degree from Case Western Reserve University and has practiced law for over 42 years.

We hope you’ll join us! As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour, so please bring food and/or drink to share. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome.

Our current meeting place is 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church*.

Meetings begin promptly at 4 o’clock p.m.

To R.S.V.P., simply email Gary Wyngarden gwyngarden@kellin.net.

Upcoming Events

Exploration & Potluck Meetings

  • Sunday, November 20 at 4 p.m. – A topic TBA with returning guest speaker Elizabeth Mount
  • Sunday, December 18 at 4 p.m. — Holiday Party

Culture Club Meetings

For additional information on CRUUC’s Culture Club, please contact Sue Fraley or Marnie Buckley (720-810-5457).

  • Saturday, November 12 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home – We will discuss the book Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home — We will discuss the film, “Gran Torino”
  • Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home —  “Chautauqua Night” Share something with the group – a poem, a skit, and act from a play, a guitar piece, some singing, a kazoo concerto… Or you can just be the appreciative crowd.
  • Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home — TBA