Reception 5:45 p.m.

Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Meeting after Dinner

Meeting will be held at the Sheraton in Needham

Our Guests

Dr. Owen GingerichProfessor Emeritus of Astronomy and
History of Science,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics
Rev. Michael CunninghamPastor
First Baptist Church, Abington
Rev. Dr. Robert GomesPastor
Marion Community Baptist Church
Mr. Robert GaffneyDirector
Boston Baptist Social Union
Mr. Robert JopeDirector
Boston Baptist Social Union


Meeting Agenda

Song“O For a Thousand Tongues”
InvocationRev.Michael Cunningham
Committee on Christian Work MomentGrant Recipient - Remember Those in Captivity
Business MeetingMr. Christopher Edwards, President BBSU 
ProgramDr. Owen Gingerich
“The Divine Handiwork: Evolution and the Wonder of Life”
BenedictionRev. Dr. Robert Gomes


New Member Voted Last Meeting

Mr. Luther Kamborian, First Baptist Church, Braintree was sponsored by Mr. David Kinneburgh

New Members Night

October 5th 2015

Members are encouraged to invite a potential new member to tonight's meeting.

Committee on Christian Work Moment

Photo Rev. and Mrs. Victor Rosario

This month's Moment was brought to us by the Rosario's. Rev. and Mrs. Victor Rosario run “Remember Those in Captivity Ministries”. The mission of the organization is to assist those men and women and their families while in incarcerated and also after the prisoner's release into the community. Mrs. Rosario expressed how important the support of the BBSU was to their ministry.

Mrs. Rosario speaking about Remember Those in Captivity Ministeries

About the Program

Owen Gingerich is an emeritus professor of astronomy and the history of science at Harvard University and an emeritus astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He is a leading authority on the 16th century Polish cosmologist Nicholas Copernicus and the 17th century German astronomer Johannes Kepler.

He spent three decades tracking down and examining surviving copies of Copernicus' seminal work, On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres, in which Copernicus first proposed that the Earth is not fixed but revolves around the Sun. Owen wanted to determine who owns these copies, what marginal notes they made while reading the book, and what they thought of Copernicus' then radical idea. In his quest, Owen traveled to libraries throughout North America, Europe, China, Japan, and Australia chronicling these adventures in the The Book Nobody Read.

Dr. Owen Gingerich

Owen has been vice-president of the American Philosophical Society — America's oldest scientific academy — and he has served as chairman of the U.S. National Committee of the International Astronomical Union. He collects rare astronomical books; especially epherides (books that give the day to day positions of astronomical objects), and has an asteroid (2658 Gingerich) named in his honor.

Long interested in the science - religion dialogue, Owen gave the William Belden Noble Lecture at Harvard's Memorial Church (published as God's Universe) and he has served as a trustee of the John Templeton Foundation.