ATHEISTS UNITED UPDATES
Life Member dies; AU informed late
We are so very sorry to report that John M. Gault, AU Life Member, passed away August 17, 2018, at his Los Osos home, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by Joy, his wife of 69 years, his 3 daughters Carol, Leslie, and Wendy, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He always looked for ways to support his community both locally, nationally and globally even now by donating his body to UCLA Medical School. We will all miss his intellect, kindness, generosity, and humor. Joy is not doing well but is being cared for by daughter Wendy who stated that communiques or well wishes are unnecessary. For additional information or to leave a message, go to https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/john-gault-obituary?pid=189987739
Venue set for upcoming General Meetings
If you liked the September thru November venue, Lightspace Studio, at 7600 Melrose, (on the corner of Curson & Melrose) you'll be pleased to know that Atheists United has decided to have their meetings there for the next several months. The preferred meeting place, CFI, has not announced a date in which their construction will be completed and rumor has it that it won't be until February or March of 2019. In the interim, members complained that AU was playing a game of musical chairs as regards a venue, so last week AU told Lightspace Studio to keep the venue open for us each 4th Sunday. Parking is complicated on Melrose so best to park on non-metered Curson which is free all day Sunday.
AU's Volunteer of the month
Each month Atheists United recognizes a member who has done outstanding work. For November Silvio Pachacuti was awarded Volunteer of the Month for his unceasing effort and work keeping the LA Freeways clean. Twice a month he leads volunteers to a portion of the freeway in West LA for a cleanup brigade. And when there are no volunteers to help? Well, Silvio will still use those two hours to maintain the freeway by himself.
Thank you Silvio. Your efforts are well appreciated. Have a cup of coffee on us.
Tune in Sunday Morning for Atheism on TV !
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has a regular Sunday morning TV program, Freethought Matters
on Channel 13 KCOP at 8:30 am. DirecTV and a few other companies list this program as “paid programming” but set your recorders anyway. Even if broadcasters are embarrassed to list a program that condones atheism, at least it is being aired! (Thank you KCOP--and FFRF!). For the last few weeks Freethought Matters
interviewed people associated with the Clergy Project. This last Sunday the interview was with The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta. Don't miss next Sunday!
ATHEIST NEWS - One Stop Shopping on Patreon
Patreon offers atheist debates, atheist lectures, atheist advise, and now, atheist news! Not quite sure how DeMarco finds all this news but, thank goodness, it is all in one place now. Tune to https://www.patreon.com/Atheistnews/posts
Upcoming Community Service Projects
Our volunteers keep two of LA's finest highways clean (the 2 in Glendale, and the 10 in West LA) and we hope you're able to join us next time!
Upcoming West LA Highway Clean Up >
Upcoming Glendale Highway Clean Up >
9:00 am @
Atheists United supports the community by sponsoring the highway cleanup of the 10 freeway in West Los Angeles. Please help keep Los Angeles clean and join us in the cleanup effort! LOCATION: The stretch of freeway for this event is located on the 10 freeway between National and La Brea. What to wear? Sturdy shoes, long pants, and sunscreen....Click here for complete event details
6:45 pm @
We meet at The Corner Bakery at 6100 N Topanga Canyon Blvd #1330. From Topanga go East on Erwin and enter the parking lot. The Corner Bakery is straight ahead and a little to the right. Meeting format: The San Fernando Valley Atheist Meetup is a place for atheists to meet, have dinner with, and talk to other atheists. So you can come at...Click here for complete event details
11:00 am @
If you missed "Heaven" at our last meeting, this is your chance to have a heavenly time at our December event. Our Winter Solstice meeting is always the most attended so if you've missed seeing friends and acquaintances for 2018, here's your chance of catching up. Look for our sign on the corner of Melrose and Curson. BTW, parking meters on...Click here for complete event details
1:00 pm @
Finally, a meetup for Spanish-speakers. Even if you're not fluent, you're welcome! Now you can not-believe in Spanish! Un grupo para difundir el pensamiento ATEO, lograr organizaciones y uniones mundiales que nos permitan un espacio en la sociedad, para que nuestros derechos de libertad sean respetados y valorados. Click here to RSVPClick here for complete event details
Adopt-A-Highway, blood drives, and helping the homeless are programs that can always use more volunteers to help! Contact [email protected] to volunteer for these programs. And feel free to suggest and/or coordinate programs that serve the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values.
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