Calendar of Events
October 4, 2014 7:30 PM
The concert takes place at the Hylton Center for the Arts in Manassas, Virginia. NoVES members Iris Woodard and Andy Stanton sing with this well-known chorale. Songs include popular favorites such as Dream a Little Dream, Dancing Queen, Since I Fell for You and many more. Join NoVES members and friends for something to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. Tickets available on the Hylton Center website.
October 5, 2014 11:00 AM
Modern commerce, technology, travel, and international institutions are spreading a cosmopolitan outlook, where people identify with greater humanity rather than just members of their own nation, religion, class, or culture. But if we truly are citizens of the world, events across the globe concern us all. Do we have a moral right, or even moral obligation, to intervene when people far away are in peril? Chris Centner, author of articles on various topics such as national security and Humanism will talk about what Cosmopolitanism means, who resists it and why, and how we all fit into its future.
October 9, 2014 7:00 PM
The group consists of members and friends of NoVES. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at one of our homes for two hours of relaxed, friendly conversation. For information on where we will be meeting this month contact Andy Stanton at email@example.com
October 12, 2014 11:00 AM
Paulo Ribeiro is a Leader-in-Training with the American Ethical Union. His presentation will be dealing with a sense of meaning in one's life is a key component of happiness. But why is meaning important, and what does it actually mean to live a meaningful life? How does Ethical Culture help us form meaning in our own lives?
Northern Virginia Ethical Society
Founded September 1983
We meet at Green Hedges School
415 Windover Ave. NW, Vienna, Virginia
Platform talks and Sunday School begin at 11 am,
most Sundays from September through June
Our Ethical Society
The Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES) welcomes visitors to our diverse community. We are a humanist congregation with members around the greater Washington, DC area. People of all types and all different ages, with or without children, of many religious and ethnic backgrounds, all have made NoVES their humanistic/religious home. The mission of NoVES is to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves, strengthen our relationships with one another, and build a more humane world by offering a humanistic program that promotes ethical growth and learning, builds and sustains community and implements ethical action beyond our Society.
Our Sunday School
We have a thriving Sunday School! Our children like attending because our Sunday School is a fun, hands on learning environment! Visit our Sunday School page to learn more about what we do and have planned for the year. To let us know you're interested or to seek further information, contact our Director of Ethical Education. Get a head start and fill out a Sunday School registration form too! You can enroll any time.
Visit us on Sunday Morning
We invite you to check us out on a Sunday Morning and to join us in other activities. You might find, as so many others of us have, the sort of caring, thoughtful community you didn't even know was out there - just waiting for you to become a part of it. Take a look at our current and past Newsletters to get a further understanding of who we are. Note our committed staff and volunteers. See what's going on by looking at our Calendar. We also invite you to 'friend' us on Facebook by following this link.
Driving Directions: Take the Nutley Street North exit from Route I-66. At the fourth light, cross Maple Avenue (Route 123) and start watching your odometer. At 0.2 miles, you will see a driveway with “Watch for Turning Vehicles” and “Green Hedges” signs. There will also be an Ethical Society sign next to the driveway. Turn right into the driveway, park in the lot, and take the nearest entrance into the building.
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