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UMW Welcomes UNL’s Dr. Robert Hudkins

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UMW Welcomes UNL Food Scientist Dr. Robert Hudkins

by Jeanne Gee and Lynette Broderick

The Seward United Methodist Women welcome UNL Food Scientist Dr. Robert Hudkins to speak Thursday May 4th in the Fellowship Hall. His topic will be:

“Coffee, Cocoa, Chardonnay & Corn – Climate Change and the Future of Food”


UNL Professor Robert Hutkins
UNL Professor Robert Hutkins
As a Christian denomination, United Methodists are known for wanting to learn about issues before jumping to conclusions and joining various bandwagons. This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert who speaks in a language that non-experts can easily understand. Dr. Hutkins presented this topic at the 2016 Spring UMW Meeting and it was extraordinarily well-received.

Dr. Hutkins has presented many international scientific seminars on his research and he has also presented lectures on a wide range of other food science topics. Since 2011, he has written a monthly column in the Lincoln Journal Star on issues in food science, “Ask the Food Doc” which runs the first Wednesday of each month in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Open to the entire congregation, this event is hosted by the UMW.

Spring Bible Study Opportunity

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“The Case for Christ”

JoEllen Axthelm

A book by Lee Strobel, a seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history–is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of god? A six week DVD bible study will be starting Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00pm in the Parlor. Everyone is welcome.

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

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Other bible studies available now are described here.