Oct 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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At the FIG Potluck in August, there was a conversation about FIG engaging in more service opportunities. For many atheists, the phrase "Two hands engaged in service do more good than a thousand clasped in prayer" resonates with them because they want to havea positive impact on this Earth. Shawn Jeffers, will facilitate a conversation to encourage FIG members to think aboutwhy we do service and what we hope to accompplish through the work. By using a piece written by Adam Scott titled, "What We Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About Service" we will discuss our motivations for service and better understand our work. It may seem like an odd idea to talk about servicerather than to go out and do service, but if we do not reflect on the service we do, then how do we know it is truly serving those we hope to help.
Shawn will also discuss service opportunities happening nationwide in secular communities, such as Light the Night, Foundation Beyond Belief, and Atheist charities. We will also provide an update onadopting the highway in front of giant Jesus on I-75. At the conclusion of the meeting we will discuss what service opportunities we would be most interested in participating.