At this time of year, our Ethical Culture Society celebrates over three Sundays with festivals, food, music, and reflection that includes a solstice celebration, an uplifting community sing-a-long, and a true-story potluck called the “Do Tell! Diner.” All three programs begin at 11 am at our meetinghouse, where all are welcome.
We’ll begin on Dec. 15 with a Solstice Celebration and Winter Festival. While reflecting on common metaphors like the coming of the light and finding warm friends in cold times, this humanist gathering also brings the community together to share the yearly cycles of rest and renewal and of endings and beginnings with song, poetry, dance, and craft-making. The Sunday School always contributes to make this a lively inter-generational event. Tell us you’ll join us.
The following Sunday, Dec. 22, will be a traditional sing-a-long, although the songs are not traditional holiday fare. They will include secular hymns and inspiring songs from civil rights, and the peace and justice movements, to remind us of how far we’ve come and have yet to go. The national Ethical Culture movement has been in the forefront of much social progress in its 140-year history, and social action is a priority in our Society. Tell us you’ll be there!
Do Tell! Diner: A Storytelling Potluck
The celebration ends on Dec. 29, when the “Do Tell! Diner” opens. Participants are invited to bring a dish to share and a true story that goes with it. Sharing meals is central to religious celebrations, and humanists are no different. Tales may range from sweet memories of making meals with departed loved ones to raucous recollections of food fights, but all are a chance to share a bit of our histories, learn about one another, and deepen friendships and connection. Let us know you’ll join us!
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