6/3 – “Coming of Age…Together” COA Teens and Parents. Join the six teens–and their parents–who completed WES’ unique Coming of Age program this year, which focuses not just on the teen but also the teen-parent relationship. We’ll hear from the participants, and commit ourselves as a community to supporting the teens’ continued growth and independence as they move into young adulthood. Music from vocalist Nicole Rumeau and guitarist David Cole.
6/10 – “Feeling Lucky, Being a Blessing?” Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader. This month we explore the theme of luck–which many with more traditional religious frameworks might call blessing. What is the humanist response to the concept of blessing? How do we experience our own luckiness (or unluckiness)? And how can we change someone else’s luck? Join Amanda as she contemplates these questions…and invites some of those attending to participate in the answer! We will also welcome new members on this Sunday. Music from the WES Chorus.
6/17 – “All In the Family” Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader. We might feel very lucky about the family we were born into, or the family we created, or we might feel acutely a sense of struggle with our family roots. How do we–as children, as parents, as siblings–reconcile the complicated feelings we often have about our families? What does it really mean to be lucky in (all kinds of) love? This Sunday we will also celebrate a very special child dedication, as we honor children
recently adopted into the Bishop family.
6/24 – “Is This Our Lucky Day? Ethical Culture Then and Now” Bart Worden, Executive Director, American Ethical Union. A convergence of significant cultural trends contributed to the success of the founders of Ethical Culture as they worked to create organizations and institutions to promote a more caring and just society. Over 140 years after the first Ethical Society was formed we face a very different landscape. Bart Worden will speak about the Ethical Movement’s early years and how some changes since those times may affect our efforts going forward. Music from the WES Chorus.
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