Amanda Poppei

Relationship Building: WES’ Grounding and Growing Love

10:30am. How do we build a culture in a community like ours–one that values communication and allows us to navigate conflict well? Amanda, joined by words from Jo London and Bob Pokorney, will reflect on WES’ historical Relationship Building curriculum and the ways that work informs our unfolding culture. Music from Josh Blinder.

You Are Loved: The Broken Truth

Ethical Culture Leader in Training and artist Je Hooper will join Amanda and Melissa to tell the story of the broken truth that tells us we are loved…and help us find  the whole truth that completes the puzzle. Music from award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley.

The Art of Parenting (Without Losing Your Love of Children)

9:30am & 11:30am. Parenting can be…tedious. So can almost every aspect of “adulting.” Getting up and going to work, sleeping for a bit and doing it all over again. Feeding and bathing the kids, on repeat. Cooking meals for yourself and doing the dishes…endlessly. Where’s the FUN in it all? With an eye toward the … Continued

Zest in the Era of Resistance

9:30 & 11:30am. As we begin our exploration of Zest, Amanda asks how we find it during a time that can feel overwhelming–whether it’s because of national politics or our own struggles. How do we reclaim the right to live boldly, joyfully, and lustily while also refusing to look away from the hard parts of life? … Continued

Into the Woods!

9:30am (at the campsite) Join Amanda at the WES Camping Trip for a special platform around the picnic tables. The woods often call to us as a place of escape and mystery. What does it means to get lost in the woods? How do we embody the journey of the woods in our own lives?

Founder’s Day: The Way We Were

9:30am & 11:30am. “Founder’s Day: The Way We Were” Cayo Gamber, Sera Morgan, Perry Saidman, and Amanda Poppei. Ten years ago, WES was in the midst of transition–a capital campaign, a building renovation, a Leader search. We look back at this moment in time and celebrate the leap of faith WES members took.

Spring Festival – Be the Change!

9:30 & 11:30am. Join us for our annual celebration of spring, hope, and change. This year we will reflect on the metamorphosis that happens in our own lives, & how we can be part of the change we wish for the world. 

Transforming Holidays

9:30 & 11:30am. Throughout human history, holidays & holy days have offered a way to tell the story of transformation, to bring hope in difficult times. This weekend marks both the Jewish Passover, & the Christian Easter. But what about us? Amanda will reflect on the meaning of these and other holidays for humanists. April 16, 2017, … Continued

Tearing It All Down

9:30 & 11:30am. We live in a capitalist society, and there’s nothing we can do about that. Or is there? Amanda examines what would happen if we radically reimagined our society. What would we envision for a world that was just for all? Come hear about capitalism, socialism, & anarchy! Music from Josh Blinder.

Money Makes the World Go Round (?)

9:30am & 11:30am. Often when we think about risk our mind goes to the stock market…investments, risk and reward, high-yield bonds. In fact, often our mind goes to money for all kinds of reasons. Amanda will explore our complicated relationship with money, income, socioeconomic status, and more.