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From: Bruce G.
Sent on: Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:19 AM

Just a note to let you know about some late news:

1.  OC will be having it's first Sunday Assembly on May 4th - the day after our May 3rd conference.  The Sunday Assemble was conceived in England and brought to the US to 40 cities last year. It's a gathering of non-believers, humanists, agnostics and secularist, but also open to everyone and is free. Some media companies report that it's an "atheist church".  It might look that way, but calling it a religion is like calling bald a hair color!

2.  Reserve May 3rd on your calendar for OC's only secular conference, the Orange County Free Though Alliance conference. This will be our largest conference yet, with  seven guest speakers from the US and one from Hungary.  We need the support of the secular community to make this conference a success.  Go to to reserve your seat.  Refunds are available 72 hours before the event starts.

3. We have a very popular Mt Wilson Observatory field trip planned on Aug 30th.  It's called "Raw Photons on your Retina #3" and is always a sell-out.  Scroll down on the Meetup site to RSVP.  $60

4. Volunteers are needed for the Sunday Assembly.  Email [address removed] if you can spare  a couple of hours on Sunday morning, May 4th.

5. For those who have joined BYS meetup, we request a donation of only $4/month or $20 every six months to help pay for the conference and website costs.  Please donate this small about  to support our growing community. Free Though Alliance and BYS are both a 501C3 organization.  See the DONATE button at

6. has news events listed and updated daily.  The most popular pages are Recent News, Science/Anti-Science news, Creation/Evolution News, and my favorite, Batshit Crazy News.

Thank you for all your support !

Bruce Gleason

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