RYSEC Meeting House

RYSEC Meeting House

Sunday Platform Meetings at the Society for Ethical Culture

We meet on Sundays for two reasons: to find inspiration for living a more ethical life, and to connect with others who share a similar journey. We share inspiring and stimulating ideas about social issues, ethical living and personal transformation.

Some Sundays, we hear from the professional Ethical Leader of the community, and on other Sundays, we hear from guest speakers or members of our own or other Ethical Societies. Subjects vary widely. Some platform topics focus on practical living and ethical relationships.  Some focus on humanism, secular philosophy or religion. Some focus on public issues including global warming, foreign wars, national politics, health issues and human rights concerns. For some Sunday meetings use what we call a colloquy format, which is more participative and informal.

RYSEC June 21, 2015

RYSEC June 21, 2015

Sunday meetings include time to honor personal journeys, challenges and joys, and to be a supportive community to each other. We also include live music, most often with song or two where everyone is invited, as they are willing and able, to join in. Finally, we share some coffee, tea or juice, and light snacks, with conversation during a social hour, as a way to more informally continue the discussion as well as reconnect or meet new friends.

We hope to go out, back to our individual lives, families, work and social action, re-energized and re-committed to live more ethically in all those arenas.

Listen or Watch

A few sample past Sunday platform meetings for you to listen to or watch on your computer.

Upcoming Platform Meeting Topics

Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
You’ve heard of the story of Stone Soup?  If not, you’ll hear it this week. Our modernized version is called Stone Salad. We’ll celebrate generosity together through a family-friendly pot luck and festival. Bring some food to[...]
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House
This reflection aims to communicate one working scientist’s practical and personal view of the Scientific Method. Carl, a medical researcher and former tenured faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, is a new member of[...]
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
© Lute Takuvaka | Dreamstime Some song lyrics come to mind in thinking about this week’s platform talk:  “I’ll bring you hope, when hope is hard to find; and I’ll bring a song of love, and[...]
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Join us for winter songs, a story about festivals around the world, a holiday-themed actiity, and a potluck lunch!  Most cultures and religions celebrate some kind of “festival of lights” at this time of year.[...]
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]

Sunday Meetings

Nov
19
Sun
11:00 am Stone Salad: A Family Sunday
Stone Salad: A Family Sunday
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Stone Salad: A Family Sunday @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
You’ve heard of the story of Stone Soup?  If not, you’ll hear it this week. Our modernized version is called Stone Salad. We’ll celebrate generosity together through a family-friendly pot luck and festival. Bring some food to[...]
Nov
26
Sun
11:00 am No Sunday Platform Meeting Today
No Sunday Platform Meeting Today
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am
No Sunday Platform Meeting Today @ New York | United States
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]
Dec
3
Sun
11:00 am Things Worth Believing, and Why
Things Worth Believing, and Why
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am
Things Worth Believing, and Why @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House | New York | United States
This reflection aims to communicate one working scientist’s practical and personal view of the Scientific Method. Carl, a medical researcher and former tenured faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, is a new member of[...]
Dec
10
Sun
11:00 am When Hope Is Hard to Find
When Hope Is Hard to Find
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am
When Hope Is Hard to Find @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Lute Takuvaka | Dreamstime Some song lyrics come to mind in thinking about this week’s platform talk:  “I’ll bring you hope, when hope is hard to find; and I’ll bring a song of love, and[...]

Events Coming Soon

Nov
20
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Nov
27
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
4
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
11
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
18
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 25 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]

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