Yesterday was “Ethcal Education Sunday” in which the Sunday School kids and staff told the community what they’d been working on during the year (and by the way, you can see an adorable video of the kids singing “Down By The Bay” on our Facebook page, here) The Sunday School had three classes and each concnetrated […]
Everyone is welcome to attend our Sunday morning platform meetings!
They are held at 11 AM, for the time being via Zoom. Non-members may obtain the Zoom link by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our thought-provoking platform addresses cover a wide range of subjects relating to ethics in modern life.
Our speakers offer thoughts related to the philosophy of humanism or share their experiences and commitments in the struggle to foster peace, justice, economic fairness and racial and religious harmony.
The Ethical Culture Leader of Bergen County speaks on the first Sunday of each month, occasionally on the differences between Ethical Culture and other religous movements. Sometimes our meetings take the form of interviews or group discussions. Three times a year, special celebrations are held in conjunction with the children of the Sunday School. Babysitting is available for infants and toddlers too young to sample our Sunday School.
Music, small discussions, coffee and socializing are also important elements of our Sunday morning experience.
If you would like to sample our programs before visiting (or if you are too far to visit) you may also choose from a large selection of audio tapes available for a nominal fee. Call (201) 836-5187 for more information or send us an email at email@example.com.
The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County welcomes people of all races, ethnic origins, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations. The Society has a barrier-free front entrance.
Selected Platform Addresses by Guest Speakers
We opened today’s Platform with the induction of new member Jamie and her two kids into Society membership by Membership co-chair Lisa Schwartz and ECS Pres. Susan Lesh. Jamie’s school age kids have become enthusiastic ECS Sunday School students. This being the first of the month, ECS Leader Joe Chuman gave today’s platform address which […]
For our final Platform on organizations dedicated to educating kids, Father Robert Sandoz spoke yesterday about the mission and work of the Cristo Rey Academy in Newark, of which he is President. The Cristo Rey schools are a national network of 35 co-ed Catholic schools dedicated to serving students from underserved, low-income communities through a unique […]
Today was a special Platform, one we do every other year, titled “The Lives They Lived”, at which we invite people to recall Ethical Culture Society members who’ve passed away and celebrate the ways they touched our lives and contributed to our community. The Bergen Society was founded more than 60 years ago and several generations […]
For Mother’s Day yesterday we were pleased to have Climate Mama herself, Harriet Shugarman. And wouldn’t you know, the Earth herself seemed to be telling us something when we lost power at about 10:45 AM (while I was hooking up Harriet’s compture to the projector) and did not get it back until the end of the Q&A!! I […]
Rick McKay’s moral commitment to his fellow humans was in evidence as he spoke Sunday of his fundraising work for St. Mary’s School & Child Rescue Center in Nyeri, Kenya. Among other aspects, he described the specific example of a bright young man who learned computer skills at St.Mary’s, and went on to found a […]