Monday, January 23, 2012

Still waiting on the computer

A few days ago we took the computer to a shop to get it checked out.  To make a long story short, a virus had wiped out Windows.  Today we had lunch at the Crescent Cafe, which is next door to the computer shop.  We stopped in to see how things were going.  The guy said it would be ready later this afternoon.  We may go get it, or we might wait until tomorrow.  I am typing this on the laptop.  This is why I haven't been posting as frequently as I normally do.Yesterday, I went to Church of the Restoration, as I usually do on Sunday mornings. 

During the R.E. period, the hour before the service starts, we continued watching a video series on the history of Unitarian Universalism.  The series is called "Our American Roots."  We learned about William Ellery Channing and presidents JohnAdams and Thomas Jefferson, all of whom were Unitarians.  The Unitarians and the Universalists merged into one congregation in the early 1960s.  Unitarians believe in, at the most, one god.  Many, like myself, are non-theistic.  The Universalists believe in universal salvation.  They do not believe a god would damn anyone to hellfire.

During the service, Rev. Gerald David (google his name to hear him preach) spoke to the congregation.  There were between 15 and 20 people in attendance.  Gerald speaks on the fourth Sunday of each month.  The first Sunday is Humanist Sunday.  HAT is responsible for the service that day.  The February Humanist Sunday will have Clinton Wiles from OKC speaking.

The day before, we had our Humanism and the Arts program.  17 were there for it.  Gail and I played three piano duets by Melody Bober.  I was impressed by the oral interpretation by Gerald Fitzgerald as he recited two poems from memory by Robert W. Service.  One of the poems he recited was "The Cremation of Sam McGee."

Today began with Gail coming over for our weekly piano duet practice.  I think for our next Humanist Sunday, we might play "Pelican Rag" by Melody Bober.

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