Dear WesleyNexus Colleague:

WesleyNexus to Sponsor Second Annual Evolution Weekend in Fulton, MD   

Evolution Weekend Update:  

Our Evolution Weekend planning has come together
nicely and we hope you’ll forward this invitation to,
colleagues and post the flyer at your places of worship,
fellowship and local gathering place to help us encourage
an excellent turnout in person or on the web.  For full
details of the event visit

While being present in person still will be the best way
to enjoy this event, those who cannot physically
join us in Fulton, MD can remotely view the
presentations remotely online by linking to the webcast
through the
WesleyNexus Inc. homepage

Pre-registration required to connect to webcast!   

The program is free and all are invited to attend an
evening of lively conversation with distinguished
clergy and science thought leaders as they explore how
religious truth and scientific truth are different but
complementary ways of understanding creation.  
This event is part of the internationally celebrated
Evolution Weekend” (formerly Evolution Sunday)
sponsored by
The Clergy Letter Project (CLP).  This is
the second annual event hosted by The
EWMD Local
Organizing Committee
and principal sponsor,
WesleyNexus, Inc.

Please come, listen to and participate in this interfaith
dialogue if you are within driving distance, or tune in
online by linking to the webcast through the Wesley
Nexus Inc. homepage (www.;
preregistration required to connect to webcast).   
Enjoy expert presentations, fellowship, and discussion
with others interested in questions of truth, meaning,
mystery, evidence, and story found in the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of religion
and science.   Drawings will also be held to win books and to participate in a special “First Light Tour”
of the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center to be personally led by physics Nobel Laureate,
Dr John
C. Mather
on a Saturday or Sunday in March to be announced.

The main event is Sunday Evening of "Evolution Weekend," February 9, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:45
pm at the United Methodist Church Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center (11711 East
Market Place, Fulton, MD).  Ample free parking is available at the Mission Center.  Come and go as
you are able. To Participate in the event online, respond via email right away to,
and give us your name and Church/discussion group and location, and you will be given the link for
access and passcode. You and your group will even be given the email address to participate in the live
Q&A with the event speakers. Afterward, you can, if you wish, continue with your own discussion.

Full details including speaker biographies, titles of books to be given away, description of the Nobel
Laureate-led “First Light Tour,” and driving directions are at: and  Please also see the PDF version of the flyer suitable for printing
and posting.  Again, we would appreciate your help promoting this event by forwarding this email to
others who may be interested.

Additional questions about EvolutionWeekendMD - 2014 may be emailed to  

Thank you and we hope to see you on February 9th!!!

God Bless,

Gary Sherman, EWMD-LOC
Rick Barr, WesleyNexus
January 26, 2013
Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission
Center of the United Methodist Church

Distinguished Panel:
Dr. Steve Freeland:
NASA Astrobiology Institute &
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County.
Research focused on the origin and
evolution of genetic coding.

Dr. Richard Restak, MD:
Practicing neurologist and
Prof. of neuropsychiatry, GWU;
Author of several articles and
15 books; Popular guest expert
appearing on science, news and
education radio and TV programs.

Sr. Ilia Delio:
Franciscan Sister of Washington;
Senior Fellow in science &
religion at Woodstock Theological
Ctr, Georgetown Univ.; Winner of
2000 Templeton Course Award
in Science and Religion; Author
of several books including
“Christ in Evolution.”

M. Catherine Bennett, PhD
Invited Moderator:
Board Member, Inst. for Science &
Judaism. Cate is a neurobiologist with
over 30 years research experience.
She has a life-long interest in the
fundamental questions about the
origins and meaning of our existence,
viewed through the lens of physics, cosmology,
biology and religion