Calendar of Events
September 20, 2014 7:00 AM
We will discuss “Last Call” by Daniel Okrent, the main source for the Ken Burns documentary on Prohibition. The meeting will take place at the home of Mary Ellen Stanton. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Melissa Sinclair, Director of Ethical Education, Washington Ethical Society, will talk about how Ethical Culture Sunday School teaches our children. Using our Core Values, curricula, workshops, service projects and events, Ethical Culture aims to teach our children to think for themselves and feel empowered to express themselves openly. Our children learn that often there aren't absolute right or wrong answers or only one way to approach a problem. We want to hear their barbaric yawp.
September 21, 2014 3:00 PM
The walk starts at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Northwest D.C. One walks along Massachusetts Avenue. to the variety of churches along the way. A shuttle brings the participants back to the Hebrew Congregation at the end. If interested contact Merry Macke at email@example.com.
September 22, 2014 7:30 PM
Rob Boston will speak on "Religious Freedom: What It Is And What It Is Not". This talk examines ongoing controversies over the meaning of religious freedom and how Religious Right-led attempts to redefine religious liberty would affect LGBT rights, reproductive rights, access to health care and the equal treatment of all Americans, religious and non-religious. Rob will take questions and sign copies of his new book Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do. This lecture will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. Contact Jeffrey Crook at NOVES if interested.
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. 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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