Coming Society Events  

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, August 20, 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.

Book Group
    Sunday, September 10, 12:15pm

We will discuss "Rhinoceros," a 1959 play by Eugene Ionesco that explores the mentality of those who join fascist movements. Part of the “theater of the absurd,” the play examines conformity and mob mentality as the residents of a small provincial French town slowly turn into large-nosed beasts.

    Sunday, October 1, 12:15pm

We will discuss "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. Described by the Chicago Tribune as an 'eloquent, breathlessly readable memoir,” this 2005 book on Walls’ early life with an alcoholic father and an artist mother was recently released as a motion picture. We will discuss the book, but observations on the movie also are welcome.

Women's Group
Saturday, September 16,  10am

The EHS Women’s Group will meet on Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 am at Curt’s Café, 2922 Central, 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.


• 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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