Coming Society Events 

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, May 21, 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. 

Memorial Day Weekend Potluck Picnic
Saturday, May 27, 10am - 5pm  

Our Memorial Day Weekend Potluck Picnic is going to be Saturday, May 27, at the picnic shelter in the Edgebrook Woods Forest Preserve from 10am until 5pm. A sign up sheet is online at EthicalHumanistSociety.org/signup so you can share what you are bringing to eat or do—hot grills, cold drinks, outdoor games—all are welcome! For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kim McWhorter.  

Book Group
Sunday, June 11,  12:15pm

Our monthly book group will meet on Sunday, June 11, at 12:15 p.m. (immediately after the Sunday program) to discuss J.D. Vance’s "Hillbilly Elegy."  On his website (www.jdvance.com), the author calls his 2016 book “a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans.” A former U.S. marine and a graduate of Yale law school, Vance has written for both the National Review and the New York Times.


Film Discussion Group
Monday, June 14,  7:15pm

The movies for this month are “The Dinner,” about two sets of wealthy parents who meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.  And, “The Lost City of Z,” a true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.



• 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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