CCUU to Celebrate Charles Darwin and Evolution Print
Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:34
From February 1 through February 8, Community Church Unitarian Universalist will celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and Evolution with a series of events at their CCUU Annex, 316 38th St. in Lakeview. All events are free and the public is invited. Child care is provided for the Sunday morning sessions.

Sunday, February 1, 11 a.m. worship service: Science writer Connie Barlow, a leader in the growing movement that celebrates the evolutionary journey as our common "creation story", will present "Celebrating Evolution".

Monday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. the Rev. Michael Dowd will offer a free, 90-minute presentation "Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World". Rev. Dowd will explore how our modern understanding of this 14 billion year old Universe, as given by mainstream science, builds bridges, provides guidance, and restores realistic hope for individuals and families, for humanity, and for the body of life as a whole.

Rev. Dowd and his wife, science writer Connie Barlow, have been called "America's evolutionary evangelists." Since April 2002 they have lived entirely on the road, visiting churches, schools, and spiritual centers across the USA.


Sunday, February 8, 11 a.m. worship service, Suzanne Mague will summarize the biography of Charles Darwin. Following the service the congregation will host a birthday party honoring Darwin on his 200thbirthday.