Aug 5 "camping" trip
- How would you like to go camping in an air conditioned lodge with
beds, a kitchen and bathrooms?? Plan on joining your fellow humanists
for just such a trip!
We have booked the lodge at Daingerfield State Park for friday and
saturday, August 5 & 6.
Daingerfield State Park is located approx. 3 hours east of Dallas off
of I-30. I know I previously announced that the camping trip would
be in June, but the lodge is pretty popular and this was one of the
only summer weekends left.
The lodge has 5 rooms w/ 4 beds in each room (bunkbeds).
It has 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, a fireplace and most
important, A/C and heat.
The park has playgrounds, swimming area, fishing pier, canoe and pedal
boat rentals, trails, and a store -- plus some historical sites are
Space is limited so mark your calendars and let me know if you can
attend! A great time will be had by all!
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
- We had a great service last Saturday with almost all members of the church
in attendance (6 adults, 4 children).
A new segment has been added to the beginning of the service:
Positive experiences of being god-free. I've added it to the group so we can
share with each other why being god-free has been a good thing in our lives.
This is also done in the presence of our children, so they can hear it, too.
Ada and Ben Croft brought their science fair displays and Ada showed us what
her project was about. Well, done, Ada! (Ada's project was to see if
freezing seeds will kill them. She found that they didn't. She also received
an honorable mention in her science fair. Ben's was to test if electrical
current could be transferred in metal only.)
We shared joys, sorrows and concerns with each other, as we do each service.
Joe Kleehammer was our speaker and shared with us the discrepancies of the
gospels detailing what happened at the resurrection. He was inspired by Dan
Barker's "Leave No Stone Unturned" challenge. The challenge is essentially
to present an account of what exactly happened at the resurrection according
to scripture. It was a fun exercise and the information gathered will no
doubt be a great tool in our skeptical toolbox in the future.
Shannon Croft announced the upcoming camping trip in August.
All told, the meeting took about an hour. We met at the local Pizza Inn for
It looks like our little group is getting ready to make some big steps.
While we ate pizza, we also held the quarterly business meeting and
discussed our future. For now, we've decided to go ahead and meet in Oak
Cliff for the next three months, but will actively look for a permanent
location somewhere in the mid-cities, preferably north of D/FW airport, as
most of the members live in this area. We also voted on a new name change:
Ethical Humanist Fellowship of North Texas
Gone is the word church as our member feel that we are more of a fellowship.
We are also going to actively move towards affiliating with the AEU.
Exciting things are starting to happen.