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October 14, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – John F. Haught, PhD, takes participants on a virtual exploration of The New Cosmic Story and the Meaning of Faith from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022. The day will include a break for lunch.

John F. Haught, PhD

The program, offered via live stream, explores religious faith in the context of our new scientific story of the universe. The focus will be on the significance of religious – and especially Christian – faith for our understanding of the universe and vice-versa. 

A Distinguished Research Professor at Georgetown University and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology at Georgetown, John specializes in systematic theology. His focus is on areas pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. 

Participants are encouraged but not required to read one or both of John’s many books: The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Orbis, 2021) and God After Einstein (Yale University Press, 2022). 

The cost is $45. Registration is required to receive the live stream link. Registration is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

September 12, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Weber Retreat and Conference Center resumes its popular Dine and Discuss program with the opportunity to read Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an Ordinary Family by Amy Ellis Nutt. Participants read the book on their own and then meet for dinner and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Weber Center. 

Becoming Nicole chronicles the true story of an ordinary American couple who adopted twin boys and began an incredible journey to understand, accept, and embrace one child as a transgender girl. 

The book is available at the Weber Center reception desk or through the Weber Center Shop. Hours are Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The shop is closed for lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m. To order through the shop, call 517-266-4035 or email webershop@adriandominicans.org.

The $15 cost includes the book. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs” or by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Participants will be screened for COVID-19 and masks are required when not eating.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



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