Let’s raise our light, our voices, and our champagne glasses for this year’s three-week Humanist for the Holidays celebration, featuring a festival complete with potluck dinner, a reflective group discussion, a sing-along, and a New Year’s Day feast. Members and non-member visitors are welcome!
The fun and delicious details:
Winter Festival and Potluck, Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 pm
This year’s theme is “Light of Reason.” We will gather indoors at the meetinghouse for this interactive festival of light and an exploration of humanity’s ability to understand the universe, followed by a potluck celebrating the warmth of community. Coordinated by Festivals Chair Susan Lesh. Members should look for a Punchbowl Invitation for the potluck dinner, coordinated by the Social Affairs team of Afina Broekman (201-703-8699) and Diane Koszarski (201-692-1289). Members and non-member visitors are cordially invited to the Winter Festival and Potluck, which is in-person only.
IMPORTANT: For the potluck dinner, participants must take a COVID rapid antigen test that day and show their results at the door (bring your test strip or bring a picture of it on your phone). We’ll also have free tests available at the door so anyone can test on the spot. Questions? Call the office at 201-836-5187.
Winter’s Day Colloquy, Sunday, Dec. 18, 11 am
This group conversation will be an opportunity to share a bit of ourselves and reflect on the changing season and human flourishing. Led by Leader Curt Collier. In person and on Zoom.
Ethical Sing-Along, Sunday, Dec. 25, 11 am
The content for this gathering is generated by those in the room and on Zoom. Songs will be suggested by the audience, and we’ll all croon them together. It promises to be fun! Led by Susan Lesh. In person and on Zoom.
Happy Hollandaise! Breakfast Extravaganza, Sunday, Jan. 1, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 1, 9 am to 12:30 pm: Happy Hollandaise! Breakfast Extravaganza. In this fun and elegant welcome to the New Year, guests can choose from Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Eggs Lancaster, or Vegan Florentine, with waffles, fresh fruits, sweet and savory breads and rolls, cheeses, and a medley of libations. Accompanying the feast, Peter Rosen will be playing favorite music at the piano. At 10 am, member Diane Koszarski will entertain children of all ages with a puppet show.
With Eric Sandhusen as host, breakfast will be served from 9 am to noon, and our Sunday Gathering runs from 11 am to 12:30 pm. During the Gathering, in person and on Zoom, we will share our epic stories of New Years past, set hopeful intentions for 2023, and enjoy food and fellowship.
Breakfast is offered on a “share what you can” basis. Charitable donation of $11 recommended and children 7 and younger are free. All proceeds support the work of our Ethical Culture Society to better ourselves, our community, and our planet. We suggest getting tickets in advance.
Susan Lesh and Eric Sandhusen