January 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road
NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Can humanists use words like “holy” and “soul” with integrity?  The founder of Ethical Culture, Felix Adler, certainly did.  In the front of our meeting room are words about “holy ground” (it’s where people meet to seek the highest).

Humanist symbol in goldOur Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on how the use of words associated with traditional religion might work and might not work in an ethical humanist and ethical culture setting. Music by Lindsey Wilson.

“There is a part of us that is purely and essentially us. The best version of all our attributes. The blueprint, so to speak, of who we could become. The soul.” ~ Phyllis Matthis

“It’s so foolish to live and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange.” ~ Willa Cather

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for January is Integrity: The practice of bringing together what we think, what we say, and what we do, of living our values.

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

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