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This month's chapter gathering will review the April 29th OneJax event. Dr. Messinese will present in more detail on those subjects touched upon in the OneJax dialogue, and we will conduct an event review, identifying lessons learned, ideas and improvements for the future, as well as next steps and follow-up.

The Jacksonville Chapter of RTB meets the third Friday of each month at the offices of Mark Messinese, M.D., 1127 16th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
May RTB - Jacksonville Chapter Gathering
(free and open to the public)
Friday, May 16th, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Faith & Reason: Human Origins
This month we’ll discuss the new opportunities and challenges available to the chapter stemming from the OneJax event, and we’ll explore ideas for expanding our reach into the community.  We’ll listen to Dr. Ross field questions at a recent Skeptics Forum as an example of format and content, and we’ll consider what we can do to ensure freedom of competition in the market place of ideas.

The Jacksonville Chapter of RTB meets the third Friday of each month at the offices of Mark Messinese, M.D., 1127 16th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
June RTB - Jacksonville Chapter Gathering
(free and open to the public)
Friday, June 20th, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Where Do We Go From Here?
Reasons To Believe has just released its new small group study, Navigating Genesis, based on Dr. Hugh Ross's latest book by the same title.  This month the RTB Jacksonville Chapter kicks off this study of the harmony found between the latest scientific discoveries and Genesis chapters 1 and 2.  Please join us and invite a friend who may have science-faith questions to participate in this fascinating presentation of the scriptures and the record of nature.

The Jacksonville Chapter of RTB meets the third Friday of each month at the offices of Mark Messinese, M.D., 1127 16th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
July RTB - Jacksonville Chapter Gathering
(free and open to the public)
Friday, July 18th, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Navigating Genesis, Session 1
Continuing in the new small group study, Navigating Genesis, based on Dr. Hugh Ross's latest book, we'll cover "Does the Big Bang Contradict the Bible?" This corresponds to Chapter 3 of the book, should you like to prepare in advance. Even if you weren't with us for our first session, you will certainly enjoy the information presented in this lesson. Please join us and bring a friend who may have science-faith question.

The Jacksonville Chapter of RTB meets the third Friday of each month at the offices of Mark Messinese, M.D., 1127 16th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
August RTB - Jacksonville Chapter Gathering
(free and open to the public)
Friday, August 15th, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Navigating Genesis, Session 2