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The Program for This Sunday



Mara Blumenfeldcontinues our World at Work series on Sunday, November 23rd, with “Behind the Scenes: A Career in Theater Costume Design.” Blumenfeld will describe her work for Chicago theater companies such as Lookingglass, Goodman, Steppenwolf, and Chicago Shakespeare, and for other theater companies such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, and K-Ballet in Tokyo. She will discuss how she got into costume design, what the job of a costume designer is, and the personal and professional challenges she has faced.

Coming Events & Announcements
For a full list of all our programs, activities and announcements for this month, see our Newsletter page. 


• Our Women's Group is meeting on Saturday, November 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. We’ll be at Curt’s Café, 2922 Central St., in Evanston. Enjoy coffee and conversation with us. No reservations needed. Just come as you are.


• Our talented Creative Writers group meets on Sunday, November 23rd, at 12:15 p.m. Newcomers are welcome as we share and critique each other’s short original works.


• Our next Ethical Humanities discussion is on Sunday, December 7th. We’ll discuss Kwame Anthony Appia’s Lines of Descent: W.E.B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity. The book was reviewed in the September 25th New York Review of Books.


Who We Are

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The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, founded in 1882, is a self-governing, inclusive, caring community—providing a home to those who seek a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or non-belief in a supreme being.



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We'll be working on some of our holiday traditions in the coming weeks. From now until Dec.14th, we are sponsoring a Holiday Toy and Gift Card drive for Between Friends Chicago, a non-profit agency dedicated to stopping the cycle of domestic violence. Please bring donations of new toys or gift cards for grocery or department stores to our table in the reception area. Or contact Katherine Ross for more info. 


On December 14th, we'll have our annual Winter Festival. We hope you'll all join us for this celebration of the solstice. 




Our Sunday School is open to children from birth through 8th grade. Join us as we explore the world and our place in it through discussions, play, crafts, and critical thinking. Newcomers welcome!

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Weddings and Other Ceremonies
Welcome LGBT Couples!
If you are interested in a secular wedding ceremony, go to our Weddings/Ceremonies page. Now that Illinois has legalized same-sex marriage, our officiants are available to perform your wedding, either in the Society's beautiful auditorium or elsewhere.

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Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to noon


Sunday School for children runs concurrently, September - May

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