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RRT needs Transportation Coordinator

The Refugee Resettlement Team needs Transportation Coordinator If you would like to take part in helping a refugee family resettle in this area, but haven’t committed yet, this opportunity may be for you. WES is about to be matched with a refugee family who are expected to arrive within a month. Committees are busy preparing … Continued

WES’s Statement on Today’s Shootings

The Washington Ethical Society holds the victims of both of today’s mass shootings in our hearts. We grieve the violence that comes to America’s ball fields, workplaces, and streets all too often–and call on the heart of our nation to turn toward gun laws that will protect our people. At a time when partisan politics … Continued

Join WES and other DC Area UU’s for Capital Pride

Join WES and other DC Area UU’s FOR CAPITAL PRIDE Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11, 2017 Shelby French will have the banner and will be building the list of folks who are coming and marching. Line up for the parade starts at 4:30pm. Contact Shelby if you plan on joining WES for this event – … Continued

WES Members Support Sanctuary Rally at the White House

On June 1, 200 people rallied at the White House to speak out against new deportations that are destroying the families of non-criminal immigrants.  The crowd consisted of members and supporters of CASA, the leading advocate for immigrants in the D.C. area, members of Sanctuary DMV, an organization representing over 90 congregations that WES is … Continued

June’s Theme: Zest

The theme for the month of June is Zest. The theme packet can be found on the WES website at http://ethicalsociety.org/sundaymorning/theme-packets/.   Below is WES’s 2016-2017 Theme Artist Carol Clayton’s photo and statement: This was, perhaps, the easiest of all the images I produced this year, in that it always came to mind when I thought … Continued

Memorial Day Weekend Platform Schedule

In just a few weeks Memorial Day weekend will be upon us. If you haven’t registered for the camping trip, now is the time to do that. You can read all of the information on the WES website at  http://ethicalsociety.org/connection/camping-trip/. You can sign up for the camping trip now through May 15. Please note the … Continued

May’s Theme – Embodiment

For the month of May we will be exploring the theme of Embodiment. You can find the theme packet here. And all of the links from the theme packet can be found on the WES Pinterest page at https://www.pinterest.com/ethicalsociety/.   The photo for this month by 2016-2017 theme artist Carol Clayton is below along with her statement: The … Continued

WIN May 7 Action

WES committed to having 10 members attend. Can you be one of our ten? If so, email Amanda at amandap@ethicalsociety.org. For this action, WIN will be partnering with their Metro IAF sister organizations VOICE and AIM to stand up for transit justice,  protect middle class African-American jobs, and demand the development of affordable housing on … Continued

Spring Festival Thank You’s

Huge thank you goes out to to many volunteers and staff that made Spring Festival such a wonderful day! Check out the beautiful set designed and created by Kati Towle with the help from Beth Lower, Nancy Marucci, Amanda Poppei, Marchella, and Joanna Verchinski, and Melissa Sinclair. If you look closely you can see that … Continued

Board Column – An Elephant in the Room: FOCUS GOAL #3

Board Column – An Elephant in the Room:  FOCUS GOAL #3 (submitted by Kristin Hunter, April 2017) At the annual mid-year planning retreat in January, the WES Board, Senior Leader, and a wide cross-section of WES members discussed, hashed out, enhanced, tweaked, revised, voted in and out, and finally approved WES’s new set of focus … Continued