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Coming Society Events

 

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, February 19, 12:15pm  

We meet after the Sunday morning program in the upstairs conference room on the third Sunday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome to share their short, original works. Our next meeting is on Sunday, February 19. 


Winter Reflections
February 25, and March 25, 10:30am 

A series of Saturday morning talks and conversations exploring Ethical Humanism, our history, motivations, and beliefs. On February 25th, Tom Hoeppner will lead us in discussing the history of the Ethical Culture/Humanist movement and our Society's crucial role. We'll begin with coffee and snacks.


Game Night
March 4, 6 - 9pm  

If you’re interested in games, meeting new people, and general fun you should come to Game Night, a great, low-key activity for individuals or families. The event starts at 6 and ends at 9, if you arrive before 6:15 you can chip in for pizza, or bring your own food (and of course your own beverages). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Game Night is the first Saturday of each month.


Fiction Circle Discussion
Sunday, March 5, 12:15pm

We will discuss Dennis Taylor's "We Are Legion (We Are Bob)", in which a man who dies in our time wakes up in 2133 to discover his mind has become computer software tasked with saving humanity. It's not in many local libraries, so we have two lending copies at the Society; it's also on Kindle for $4. Hearing impaired? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to borrow the book on CDs or iPod. The March discussion will follow a short Adult Education Committee meeting at 12:15, after the Sunday program.


Sunday School Parents Meeting
Sunday, March 12,  12:15pm

All our families are encouraged to attend these meetings to see what's coming up in the Sunday School and how you can help!  We meet on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12:15pm. 


Film Discussion Group
Monday, March 13,  7:15pm

The movies for this month are "I Am Not Your Negro," an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations—and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go. And, "Patterson," a quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. (Patterson has been held over from last month.)


Women's Group
Saturday, March 18,  10am

The EHS Women’s Group will meet at Curt’s Café, 2922 Central St. in Evanston, for coffee and conversation. No reservation needed. Just come as you are. For more information, please see Curt’s Café at www.curtscafe.org.

 


Ethnic Dinner Out
Saturday, March 18,  5pm

We will be at Psistaria, 4711 West Touhy Ave, in Lincolnwood. Psistaria serves outstanding authentic Greek cuisine. If you want to make a reservation, contact Mike Rush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Announcements


• Historical records of the society (1882-1980) are available to the public at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The Society donated its papers to the UIC library over 30 years ago. Items in the collection include minutes, correspondence, membership lists, speeches, photos, and newspaper clippings. For an inventory of the collection, follow this link: ethicalhumanistsociety.org/history.

• Enjoy the coffee and social hour after Sunday morning programs. For the summer, the coffee hour is 'Do-It-Yourself'. Feel free to bring snacks to share and make coffee or tea. But, please help to clean up afterwards.

• Getting married? Naming your baby? Having a memorial service? Our Officiants—Matt Cole and Katie Merrell—perform weddings, baby namings, and memorial services. For a caring, secular ceremony, inquire at our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Our Tribute Fund is a way of honoring each other—like condolences on losing a loved one and congratulations on a birth, wedding, or personal achievement. Each tribute is printed in the newsletter. Forms are on the literature tables.

• Join one of our hard-working committees—like Ethical Action, Sunday Program, Fund Raising, Building, Membership, Publicity, Audio-Visual, Adult Education, and Caring. Are you interested? Call Sharon Appelquist at the office.

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