Breakfast Forum at UUCLV meets most Sundays before service to keep our congregation up-to-date with educational topics and social activism in line with our Principles. You are welcome to attend in person at the Lehigh Valley Active Life Center (1633 West Elm St., Allentown, PA 18102) or attend via Zoom. The meetings begin at 8:30am with a meet & greet. The presentations begin at 9:00am and end at 10:00am to allow preparation for the worship service.

If you would like to stay informed about Forum topics and presenters or if you would like to volunteer to give a presentation, please email forum@uuclvpa.org.


This Month’s Breakfast Forums

June 2

Global Travelers: Missionaries, Medical Students, Volunteers, & a Short Tale of Embryos
Presented by Dr. Judith Lasker

Each year people spend billions on short-term medical trips to lower-income countries, raising questions about the ethics and effectiveness of these programs. Lasker studied these questions for her book, “Hoping to Help; the Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering” and is active with organizations promoting better practices in global health. She’ll review her research and changes in this field.

 

June 9

Halo Effect, Pygmalion Effect, and Fixed and Learner Mindsets
Presented by Karen West

How can we nurture a more vital church?

 

June 16

Sexuality Through a UU Lens
Presented by Dr Melanie Davis

Dr. Davis, a lifelong UU and UUA’s Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Program Manager, presents on the UUA’s long commitment to sexual/reproductive justice, and how our internationally renowned Our Whole Lives lifespan sexuality education curriculum embodies the values of Self-Worth, Responsibility, Sexual Health, Justice and Inclusivity.

 

June 23

Satanism and What It’s Not
Presented by Steve Wiggins

Last March, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Saucon Valley School District. The district had refused to permit the After School Satan Club to meet on school property. Lost in all of the hype was what The Satanic Temple really is. It does not worship Satan. It is not associated with The Church of Satan—which also does not worship Satan. Wiggins will present a discussion of modern satanism and what it is not.

 

June 30

Do You Know Your Allusions? A Comical Approach
Presented by Nancy Weston

Many satirical and editorial comics use allusions, most often from Greek mythology and the Bible, to make their points. How many do you recognize? Join us for a fun-filled exercise.