Our summer potluck will be held in Mt. Pleasant at the home of Esther Lapin.
We don’t pre-coordinate the food as it always seems to work out pretty well. Bring a main dish, a side, a dessert, whatever strikes your fancy.
We are pleased to announce that we will have a ...special guest, Jerry Dewitt, that evening. Jerry became a non-believer after more than twenty-five years of Pentecostal ministry in his home state of Louisiana. His ministry experience began at the early age of seventeen and included evangelizing across the United States. He was the assistant pastor of two United Pentecostal churches as well as one Apostolic church. During his dilemma with doubt Jerry ultimately held the senior pastorate of two very unique congregations, one a charismatic dominionist and the other non-denominational fundamentalist.
Jerry also holds the distinction of being the first graduate of The Clergy Project, a private, invitation-only “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. The Clergy Project was started by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and former minister and author Dan Barker.
As a former minister, Jerry brings a broad understanding of the religious lifestyle and its effects on personal well-being to the non-theist movement. He’s a dynamic and entertaining public speaker with a heartfelt compassion for those struggling to completely free themselves from their religion. Jerry speaks about his own experience letting go of faith, as well as on the purpose and far reaching goals of the Recovering From Religion program.
The potlucks are always lively and fun, with great food and better conversation. Food will be served from 5-6pm, and Jerry will give a short talk to our group at 6pm. Of course, food will be available after Jerry's talk as well. Please join us!
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