Shuck and Jive

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Expand Your Mind Week at First Pres!

September 7th through the 13th is expand your mind week. The publicity is out for two big events in the Tri-Cities and the surrounding area.

The first event is The Great Story with Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow. Click here for information. Michael is the author of Thank God for Evolution and Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton welcomes them for three days of workshops and events.

Sunday, September 7th:
9:45 am Adult Forum with Michael
Dowd, FPC

10:30 am Worship Service led by
Connie Barlow, HVUUC

11:00 am Worship Service led by
Michael Dowd, FPC

3:00 pm Seminar & Potluck. This is a
multi-generational family workshop

by Connie Barlow, HVUUC

Monday, September 8th:
7:00 pm Workshop
led by Michael
Dowd FPC

Tuesday, September 9th:
7:00 pm Workshop
led by Michael

Each event and workshop will be unique. So plan to attend them all! All events are free. A donation will be accepted. Childcare will be provided.

The second event is a Jesus Seminar on the Road with Hal Taussig and Arthur Dewey. Here is the information and registration form. Here is a colorful poster you can download and post in your church or local tavern. You can also get this information and register on-line.

If you are anywhere in the area, you won't want to miss these events!


  1. John, I wish I could attend First Church. What an exciting week you have planned!

  2. Thanks Fred, It will be a great week. Have you ever been to a JSOR or to see Michael Dowd?

  3. I've read his book and I have one of his DVDs. He's great!

  4. Oh, and I've attended one JSOR in Phoenix. I enjoyed myself throughly. JSem is right up my alley.