August 30, 2014 11:00 AM
The NoVES End of Summer picnic and focus group meeting will be held on August 30th at Burke Lake Park, Picnic Reservation Area #2.. Enjoy a fun summer picnic with your NoVES friends and then participate in a discussion about the future of the Society. The picnic will start at 11:00 am and the focus group meeting will begin at 1:00 pm. For further information contact Heather Macdonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 7, 2014 11:00 AM
On this, our opening Sunday of the 2014-15 season, we are pleased to have as our speaker Ethical Culture Leader Mary Herman. As Mary says, something happens when we join a humanist community such as NoVES. It's more than meeting like-valued individuals or making new friends -- as valuable as such experiences can be. It's more than learning new ideas or finding a good Sunday School for our children. Ethical Culture offers us an invitation to transformation. The real measure of a religion’s strength and viability is how it makes a positive and transforming difference in our lives. Join us on this Opening Sunday as we reflect on what it means to belong to an Ethical Society and the many ways it strengthens our potential to become more fully the people we want to be as we build the world we want to share.
September 10, 2014 7:00 PM
The NoVES Adult Growth and Learning Committee invites NoVES members and all other interested persons to attend an evening with Sam Harris on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm at GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW (Foggy Bottom/GW University Metro), Washington DC, 20052. Sam Harris is an author, philosopher, and neuroscientist and is the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason. His books include 'The End of Faith', 'Letter to a Christian Nation', 'The Moral Landscape', & 'Free Will'. He will be in conversation with Michelle Boorstein, religion reporter for the Washington Post, discussing his latest book 'Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion'. This event has reserved seating ($19, $29 with the book) and includes a book signing. Contact Jeffrey Crook at email@example.com for more information.
September 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Virginia Ethical Society
Founded September 1983
NoVES meets at Green Hedges School, 415 Windover Ave., NW
Vienna, Virginia, most Sundays from September through June.
Platform talks and Sunday School begin at 11 am
NoVES is not having formal platform meetings during July and
August though we will be holding other events. Our first
platform meeting after the summer break will
be on September 7th.
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.
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.
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.
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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